If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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. –II Chronicles 7:14
A forest fire is a destructive force. It burns everything in its path. After a fire, one wonders if the land will ever be of value again. However, go back to the same area months later and there will be new growth, rejuvenating the land and everything living in it.
So it is with a nation. Murder, robbery, and other sinful acts are present throughout the land. However, if our country turns to the Lord, and acknowledges Him, then will our country heal and grow.
Dear Jesus, we are sorry for the wrong things that we have done. Please forgive us, and heal our land. Amen.