A Nation In Rebellion

We confess our national sins and entreat Your forgiveness.  We confess our arrogance and our selfishness. 

We confess we have broken and continue to break the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God. 

We have rejected Your laws, embraced our own fallen impulses and called them laws.

We confess that we, the church, have abdicated our duty to care for those who cannot care for themselves.  We have surrendered this sacred calling to Caesar – to a woefully ill-equipped and wholly inept federal fiefdom.

We confess that the blood of the innocents runs in our streets.  We have violated Your commandments.  We have slaughtered tens-of-millions of Your children – woven together by Your perfect hands – and called this evil ‘choice’.

We confess that we have perverted Your design for human sexuality.  We have taken sins that You deem “abominable” and called them ‘equality’.  We have mocked marriage, spurred divorce, scorned purity, glorified promiscuity, sexualized our children, belittled our stay-at-home mothers, stunted natural reproduction and called it ‘liberation’.

Your words tell us that the wages of sin is death.  We are as dead as many once mighty nations before us who scorned Your law.  Justice demands that we reap a yield most destructive.  Yet we implore You to suspend sentence for these sins, of both acts and omissions, individual and corporate – we beg Your forgiveness.

Though we are not, You remain faithful.  You have promised: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Please hear our pray.  Today we reaffirm both our temporal independence, our national sovereignty, and our eternal dependence upon You and Your supreme sovereignty.

Today, we reject the globalist temptation to become unequally yoked, while declaring that our country can continue to flourish solely at Your pleasure.

Father we ask that you rebuild this great nation upon Your Rock, for America labors in vain.  As surely as Your benevolent fingers hold together the fabric of the universe, it is by Your grace and Your grace alone that a nation in rebellion can endure.

We are a nation in rebellion – How, then, shall we endure?  For You are just and Your justice demands judgment.  We have entered judgment.

We have sown seeds of wickedness and for this we repent.

source:  A Prayer for a Nation in Rebellion by Matt Barber, Esquire.  Barber was former Policy Director for Cultural Issues with Concerned Women for America before joining Liberty University School of Law. 

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