What has been done and yet to be

If not that which He deigns to see

Thought many a time, it’s due our lot

The chastisements, stripes, our deeds begot

Be wise therefore and think on this

Where our nation fails, we’re all dismissed

So fast and pray for one and all

Lest in failing, we all do fall

2020 has been wrought with many unfortunate events. From an ongoing pandemic, to societal issues regarding race and civil rights, to other worldly situations. This year has been defined as a year filled with tension and drastic challenges. Although this nation is in dire need for prayer, we should use this time in our lives to seek God now. In fact, we must seek Him in our everyday lives. Even when we experience struggles that may seem so minimal, God should not be ignored or put away to the side. God should not be removed because we need Him. The only hope that we have in times of trouble is God and God alone. Jeremiah 29:7 states:

“Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

One nation under God, by the people, for the people. Recently, this has been forgotten amongst everything that’s been going on, especially within politically driven leadership. One of the things that we have not done is paying attention to what others do. If we desire peace, we need to pray for good authority and leadership to guide us. The spirit of division that is politically charged has separated us. Despite the amount of freedom and democracy in the nation that we live in, we must express our prayers with wisdom and rationality. As God’s children, we are supposed to pursue righteousness. If we say that we love God and pray to Him, we must first love and pray for our nation.

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