Psalm 22:27 (Message Bible)
Do you think the above statement is true? Are people running to God? Do you think the recent horrific terrorist attacks in our country and around the world have brought people to their spiritual knees? The answer is a resounding NO! There has been no increase in weekly worship service attendance; about 42% say they go to church at least weekly, 12% go monthly; 26% go seldom and 20% never go. Remember all those stories of people flooding into church in the wake of September 11th? They drifted back out within weeks.
Do you think our country is in moral decline? I have great concerns about the direction of our nation and my prayers have been focused on the upcoming election. Maybe you are concerned as well. Will you set aside time in your day planner for prayer? We all have time-wasters on our schedule we could eliminate. Of course, we need downtime—time for relaxation and play. But we need uptime (thinking on the higher things) as well. Let’s not wait for another terrorist attack to bring us back to God. Pray for a resurgence of righteousness. Ask for God’s grace to cover our failures. Ask for God’s guidance for our current and future leaders. Be a peace-seeker and strive to eliminate violence in word and deed. We need to return to the faith of our Fathers. We need the Lord’s wisdom and blessing on our country now. We have faced many difficult times in our past; our faith has sustained us, and our country has always prevailed. Let us make “One nation under God” much more than a slogan. Let freedom ring!