December 15, 2020
I am America.
In order to create a more perfect Union
To stand united together on solid ground
Able to withstand the storms of life–
Without losing faith in Almighty God
Without losing hope
In a more perfect way—
I must remain ever watchful
Lest doubt and fear take hold. But
I am America and
I am not perfect.
I turned away from God’s law and listened to liars.
I believed the lie and lost my way. Now
The price I must pay…
The price I must pay is
My cities are dying.
My people hate me.
I am divided. I have failed.
What will you do with me now? I accept
My judge is my executioner. But for
Your people’s sake,
Turn away from me!
With tenderness and mercy show compassion for my suffering and forgiveness for my sins.
Lead me back to You that I may grow up in the fullness of Your grace!
Keep me in Your embrace as a loving Father with His newborn child.
Teach me by example that I may be an example for the whole world to witness—
Fulfilling the promise of a more perfect union.
Do not give up on me.
Do not give up on Your people.
I am America.
I am brought to my knees and
I ask Your forgiveness.
Repentance is medicine for the broken-hearted.
Together may we stand united once more for the sake of our one people, our one nation under one loving God, indivisible with liberty and justice for All!
For the sake of all people and all nations.
For the glory of God. Amen.
I am America and I will not survive this storm alone.
Pray for me.
Pray for my people.
If my people will humble themselves, pray, seek my face, turn from their wicked ways…then I will hear, forgive and heal.
11 Chronicles 7:14.