The Pathway to Grace and Mercy
It remains a very sad mystery to me why many in the church think it is unimportant to involve themselves in the process of government. Most of them do not even pray for our nation or government. It is also sad when they rationalize decisions to vote for people who oppose the ways and commandments of God. I have still not quite figured out how a dislike of “mean tweets” and an outspoken, sometimes brash, personality carries more weight than the lives of millions of babies. I don’t suppose I ever will. The plight of unborn babies, i.e. abortion, is rarely thought of by most Christians and never mentioned in most churches. It’s been going on so long now they’ve gotten used to the idea. For some - Millennials and Gen Z - abortion has been legal for their entire lifetimes.
America is facing unprecedented crises, perhaps in part due to the open door caused by abortion. We have an inept and corrupt government that continues to weaken and march us toward the godlessness and the insanity of socialism. In a recent article titled “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight,” Larry Tomczak lists 10 failures of the current administration. Here are six of them:
“Entering office, Biden pledged with lofty rhetoric to unify us but has divided us in a way not seen since the Civil War era.
$163 billion of our taxpayer federal pandemic aid has been lost to fraud (Labor Department) because of incompetent oversight and lack of proper accountability.
Our southern border crisis escalates daily endangering our national security as 2,000,000 illegal immigrants, some of whom are drug traffickers, criminals, sexual predators, kidnappers, prisoners, and terrorists (43 on our ‘watchlist’) have poured into our country. The cartels supply gangs with fentanyl which resulted in 107,000 deaths in 2021 and skyrocketing gang-related violent crime in our cities.
As a professing Catholic, Joe Biden has hypocritically and aggressively championed the most radical abortion position in US history, celebrating the extermination of unborn babies so that at any time, for any reason up until the moment of birth, developing infants can be killed.
Inflation, gas prices, interest rates, goods and services, stock market, national debt, savings accounts 401 (k)s, supply chains (baby formula), our entire economy…all are shaking violently while Biden blames the Virus and Putin, seemingly clueless as to the severity of what’s happening and worsening. Like the Carter years, this was preventable as we were prospering during the past administration with 1.4% inflation and gas prices averaging $2.56. From day one Biden capitulated to Green New Deal zealots, stopped the XL Pipeline, and instituted regulations on the energy industry causing disastrous consequences by violating basic laws of supply and demand.
Biden’s reckless and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan remains one of the low points in our history. Our state-of-the-art airbase and $80 billion of sophisticated equipment were handed to a gleeful Taliban (now reconstituting with ISIS, committed to destroying the ‘infidels’ of America.”(1)
America desperately needs revival, along with abounding grace and mercy. I believe we will receive these gifts. Prayer is the pathway to them. Intercessors For America (IFA) hosts daily prayer calls to do just that; this week they will be highlighting the upcoming Dobbs abortion decision. Quoting IFA:
“Join us Monday through Friday to pray together at 12:15 pm ET for all things related to this Supreme Court decision. Join us to pray daily until the decision is rendered and announced. Then we will shift our prayer strategy for the next phase of the spiritual battle for life--in the states. Prayer kicks off on Tuesday, June 14th at 12:15 pm ET. Call in to pray (667) 771-7910, code 2452#”.(2)
For today’s prayer, I am using one sent me by a GH15 participant, Robin Lorenzen. Holy Spirit gave her the prayer, compiled from the scriptures, 20 years ago. It is strong and encouraging. Join me as we pray it now.
Pray with me:
“Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. We lift the United States of America up to You and stand in the gap for her before You. We repent for the willingness of our leaders to see her fall. We repent for ourselves, America’s citizens, for not having been vigilant to guard the gift You gave us. In the Name of Jesus Christ, we call those sins our own, we bring them to the Cross, and ask You to remove them from us and from this land. According to Your Word, we speak this word over the United States of America:
“Lord, we have heard of Your fame; we stand in awe of Your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath, remember mercy.
“Then the word of the Lord came to me: ‘If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
“‘Instead of the tyranny of the present, I will appoint peace as your officers and righteousness as your taskmasters. Violence shall no more be heard in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders, but you shall call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. Your people also shall all be uncompromisingly and consistently righteous; they shall possess the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified. And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
“‘Instead of your former shame, you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach, your people shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore, in their land they shall possess double what they had forfeited; everlasting joy shall be theirs. For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong. I will faithfully give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with them. And you shall know, understand, and realize that I am in the midst of [you] and that I the Lord am your God and there is none other. My people shall never be put to shame.’
“Listen, O heavens, and we will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. We will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of God! He is the Rock. His words are perfect, and all of His ways are just. A faithful God Who does no wrong, upright and just is He.
“In the name of Jesus Christ, we loose this nation from every assignment of satan set against her. And in His name, we bind Your promises, Father, to her. Thank You for Your healing work in this land, precious Lord. Amen.” (3)
[Scriptures quoted in this prayer are (in order):
Habakkuk 3:2 (NIV)
Jeremiah 18:5, 7, 8, (NIV)
Joel 2:32a (Amplified)
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
Isaiah 60:17b, 18 (Amplified)
Isaiah 60: 21 (Amplified)
Isaiah 61:4 (Amplified)
Isaiah 61:7, 8 (Amplified
Joel 2:27 (Amplified)
Deuteronomy 32:1, 3, 4 (NIV) ]
America shall be saved!
Click on the link below to watch the full video.
Used by permission from Robin Lorenzen