The following prayer was issued on January 6, 2013 on Pray For US radio. It is a prayer for healing America’s spiritual sickness. The program originally aired on KCAA 1050 AM in San Bernardino, California. One of the main topics of the program was an explanation of why Pray For US has refused to seek 501C3 permission from the federal government in order to exist as a ministry. The archived podcast of the program can be found elsewhere on this site.
2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
The unbelievers in Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court are not required to repent in order for God to heal the great sickness in America today. Christians, the people called by God’s name, are the ones who must pray and turn from their wicked ways. If we do that, God will hear, forgive us and heal our land.
It sounds very simple, but obviously it is not. Far too many of our institutionalized and government-incentivized churches don’t even realize that they’re helping to incur God’s wrath upon our nation.
How often do we see scandals erupt at churches? That always gets the news coverage rather than the good things that some churches are doing. Rather than seeking repentance in a scandal, they offer excuses.
How often do we see churches going bankrupt because the leadership doesn’t want to believe that the Bible is true when it tells us that the borrower is a slave to the lender?
How often do we see believers drummed out of a church because they’re trying to encourage the pastor and the elders based on the plain and simple commands of Scripture?
The root of many of our problems in America is spiritual. And while we wage war against the enemies of God, we must remember that ultimately, God holds US, the people called by His name, accountable to His word.
Political leaders like John Boehner and Barack Obama are a symptom. The disease that needs to be eradicated is pride. And that begins in our churches which are trying to establish the kingdom of man, rather than seeking first the Kingdom of God.
Prayer to God:
Our God and Father,
We pray today that our churches would repent and seek Your face. And that we as Christians would repent and seek Your face, and seek to do Your will.
We pray, Father, that you will heal our land. Forgive us as a nation. Forgive Your church that has turned away from You. We pray that through divine intervention, You will heal this land.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Please see the short article we have provided for our readers, entitled How to Pray to the God of the Bible.