We—America—have become a Babylon in my lifetime. “I am, and there is none besides me.” (Isaiah 47:8 & 10). “No one calls on His name or strives to lay hold of Him.” (Isaiah 64:7) He isn’t reaching out to this nation anymore or calling out to us (v. 7: hidden His face from us), but 2 Peter 3:9 says, “He is patient with us, not wishing anyone to perish.” Oh, dear Lord, do not lose Your patience with the people of this nation. Do not give up on us! “…for I called but you did not answer, I spoke but you did not listen. You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases Me.” (Isa. 65:12) Please continue to call us and speak to us! Yes, dear Lord God Almighty, You are being defied on the hills (65:7), You are being ignored and pushed aside, and it breaks our hearts! The work of Your hand is ignoring You (64:8) and believing that the clay is more worthy than the Potter. We have placed ourselves on display and proudly show our sins as if they are wonderful to behold. Dear Father, You tell us in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Dear Lord, You clearly state that if we Christians—we who are called by Your name—will humble ourselves and seek You and pray, You will hear us. You will forgive us and heal our land. Almighty God in heaven, we do that now. We admit that we are sinners, that we think too much of ourselves and about ourselves. We do what is evil in Your sight and think that You won’t notice. Please, please forgive us and help us to do better. Please do not hide Your face from us, but continue to be patient with us! In the name of Your precious Son, we pray, amen.
“Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.” (Micah 7:18-19 NKJV)