Sunday, November 2, 2008

Your Great Mercy

The next president of the United States may have the opportunity to appoint at least two justices to the Supreme Court. Those appointments will influence our nation for the next generation, well beyond the president's term of office. We already have seen how a single decision can destroy the lives of 40 million babies.

The prophet Daniel understood the long-term effects of Israel's decisions when they ignored God's covenant and commands. Daniel realized that the desolation of Jerusalem would last for seventy years. I can't help but think of where we are as a nation. How long will the desolation of the United States last?

We must confess, as Daniel did, that "we have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws." We have "transgressed your laws and turned away, refusing to obey you."

As others have done, I urge you to fast and pray on Monday, November 3. Because I believe the Word is life, I urge you to pray Daniel's prayer as recorded in Daniel 9:4-19. Confess the sins of our nation. Confess your part in those sins. Plead for the mercy of God on us and the generations to come.

We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of YOUR GREAT MERCY. O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, heart and act! For your sake, O my God, do not delay.


sara said...

This is perfect. We are studying Beth Moore's DANIEL right now & you would have swore that it was written for the 2008 election - drawing the parallels between ancient Babylon and the society we currently live in!


sara said...

I just watched some of your videos and read some posts. Thank you for being a part of something so profound & refusing to be silenced!

It DOES tug at my heart that McCain/Palin are parents to a. an adoptee and b. a special needs baby :=)

Anyways, I already *voted*, in what I believe the most responsible way that I know how ((wink)) And not based on THEIR children, either, but the future of mine!

And I can't wait to see Sarah Palin elected as the next Vice President; I can't wait to see her personality really shine and her views really become known!

Maree said...

Well, we have prayed and prayed some more...I have been blessed and I'm sure you have been too.

I'm always taken back some everytime God finetunes me, this time is no different. I'll never be the same after this election. I thought I WAS broken and humble...Really, really, begging God to forgive our sins and asking for mercy has humbled me EVEN more.

Your comment about the least of these ....and you protected me in the womb...will be with me forever.

Anyway, please stay in touch somehow.


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How are you doing? I'm wondering if you are having a hard time with all this as I am.

You may want to read the message I just posted on my Power of Prayer blog.