Day 22 (40 Days of Prayer)

Romans 1:18, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Do you suppose that the above verse,
speaking of the wrath of God, is true for
every nation except the United States?
Is there some way that we are somehow
exempt from the wrath of God? We don’t
like to think about this, but the truth is
that there is no exempt nation.

Godlessness and wickedness will attract the
wrath of God, both for individuals as well
as for a nation. When godlessness and
wickedness are embraced by a nation,
then the wrath of God will be directed
against that nation.

In the last 50 years, we’ve seen a
serious attempt at suppressing the truth
in the U.S. An artificial wall of separa-
tion between church and state has been
built with the intent of removing God
completely from the public square. And
this is just one of the ways that truth is
suppressed.

Because of this, according
to the Word of God, the wrath of God is
being revealed.

There are a number of ways we can
pray over such situations. First, we ask
that God’s wrath bring about its purpose
of leading people to repentance. Ask
that our sufferings not be wasted but be
brought to their redemptive purposes.
We should also ask that God’s truth
be restored to public consciousness
and acceptance, so that there be no
divorce between the spiritual and secular.

»Repent on behalf of our nation
because we have allowed the suppression
of God’s truth.
»Pray that God’s wrath on the wicked
will bring about repentance.
»Ask the Lord for a boldness in the
church to stand for truth in our nation

Father, I tremble as I read Your Word
today. I fear for my nation as I see godless-
ness and wickedness on the rise and the
increased suppression of truth. I pray for
mercy in the midst of Your wrath. Pour
out a spirit of repentance, that the people of
America may turn our hearts back to You.

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