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Call to prayer
I was one of the live stream participants of the Day of Prayer-- an event in Houston that was true to the call—an opportunity to unite without party affiliation, ethnic consideration, age or ‘class’ to cry out to the God of all Creation to have mercy on our nation. I am glad I participated; it cheered me to see so many others who feel the earnest desire to seek God’s face and wisdom. But I could not help think about the resistance I felt when I invited friends and neighbors to join me in my home for such a time, even with new indicators of alarm warning us that things are not right nor are they getting better. It seems to me the idea of needing mercy is a foreign concept to a culture made grossly unaware of need by entitlements. Impoverished in spirit by instant gratification and self- sufficiency, we have allowed a calamitous disposition that prevents an awareness that we are teetering on a brink because we, the baby boomers and younger, have always known a country of prosperity; we can’t conceive of life otherwise. Lurking somewhere below the surface is the insidious belief that we are entitled to it. Who then needs mercy?
This administration has done nothing but inject our population with the false hope that the government is responsible for and able to maintain and expand entitlements. That is obviously not working out well. It is time for all conscientious Americans to abandon false hopes of government welfare, cry out to God for mercy to heal our land and return to sound principles of our founders and the faith of those fathers who unapologetically, turned to the Bible for Light in dark times. “His mercy is for those who fear him.” Luke 1:50 Perhaps, when we begin to fear Him appropriately, mercy will follow.