“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Our nation and cities are in an uproar. The scenes of the violence and looting are horrifying. While the majority of the people protesting have been peaceful and the majority of the protesters are merely voicing their frustrations, there are others bent on destruction.
The devil loves what is taking place in our land.
What happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is horrendous. The violence and looting that is taking place in our land is horrendous. Our society is hurting.
The only hope for our broken world is the love and the peace which only God can grant. But we must choose to turn from our wicked ways and to turn to God. Then, God promises to forgive our sins and heal our land.
The church has a vital role to play. It is our task to be light in the midst of the darkness. We engage in the task for peace, first and foremost by confessing our sins as a nation and praying for God’s forgiveness on our land.
As you read this I am asking that you take a moment to humbly ask God for forgiveness for the violence in our land. Take three to five minutes to pray for forgiveness for the violence, and ask God to bring healing to our land.
Lord, have mercy. Come and heal our land. Help your church to be agents of healing and peace.