In the 20th century America endured great turmoil from WW1 and WW2 to unrest of the 1960’s and 70’s, racial riots in streets at home, threats abroad of “Death to America!”, political assassinations, hostage-taking, and numerous signs of decline and deterioration.
Finally believers from across America gathered in Washington, DC, shared President Lincoln’s Proclamation for Prayer (see April 24, 2021, blogpost), and prayed trusting 2 Chronicles 7: 14.
The two main prayers of this event were answered the following day! Fifty-two American hostages held in captivity for 444 days were released and a new US President was inaugurated.
Many had renewed hopeforAmerica as Ronald Reagan took the oath as President with his right hand raised and left hand on a Bible opened to 2 Chronicles 7:14.
As in the past it was the Scripture needed for the day: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, then I will hear from heaven and willforgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Signs of healing and restoration were witnessed, falling inflation rates, rising economic growth, strengthening military power, fall of communism in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Not only American history but world history changed after people prayed.
Now… today… have we forgotten Who gives blessings to a nation? Unfortunately we are not heeding warnings. With prayer and repentance we can become hopeful again. Without it the future becomes bleaker and America weaker. If we pray, repent, hope, then we will experience God’s blessings in our hearts… our nation… our world.