2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Jehovah-rapha, Healing Lord,
You say IF my people, who are called by my name - Christian - will humble themselves and pray and seek Your face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN You will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. You make the diagnosis for our nation painfully clear, yet millions of people who call themselves Christians seem to be unconscious and unaware of the remedy for our ailing country.
Polluted with our worldly passions, many churches are complacent. Our abundance has led to greed. Our freedom has become a license for lewdness. Our God-centered heritage has been deemed irrelevant. Failing to exercise discretion, we've eaten a steady diet of humanism. Independent and self-absorbed, we are clueless about the cancer consuming the entire Body, the Church, and spewing into our beloved country. O Lord, surely the Church needs a divine visit from the Great Physician! Come quickly and heal the sick souls who are called by Your name.
Following Your precise prescription, we will discover the cure for our critical condition. Wake us up from our sweet dreams! Compel us, by Your Spirit, to humbly admit that we have a serious sin problem, prayerfully bring our afflictions to You, and continually seek Your counsel by spending time in Your Word, the Bible. Then, You will hear our cries and alleviate the ailing Body.
With a fully restored Body, in Your strength, we will stand up, speak out for righteousness, and lead the nation to turn around and follow You. Then, You will heal the land we love restoring the glory of Your name. Amen.
Many in the Church would agree that our nation is in grave condition and frantically needs the healing hand of Jesus. Will you obediently stand before God today and admit your own faults and failures? Will you then confess the complacency of the Church; acknowledging that we as a Body haven't exercised discretion and have eaten a steady diet of humanism? Will you concede that our abundance has led to greed, our freedom has become a license for lewdness, and our religious heritage has been deemed irrelevant?
God is calling the Church - everyone who calls themselves by the Christian name - to stand up and lead the nation to turn around and follow Him. Our only hope is in a supernatural visit from the Great Physician, and He will only come when we, as a Body, humble ourselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways.