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A Prayer for America: The Time is Now

I am convinced that if America ever needed to see the hand of God upon us, the time is now. It may seem that we have plenty of time to seek God, but yet the time is now. Now is the time to call upon our God. Now is the time to seek His face as we have never done before. The time is now.

Might we cry out with the Psalmist, "Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever. Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression? For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth. Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake" (Psalm 44:23-26). Even as I write this, my eyes are filled with tears. Where, Oh where, has our God gone?

He is at the same place He has always been. We left Him there many years ago. He is just a prayer away. In Isaiah 50:2 we read, "Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and die for thirst."

Oh America, we are dying from thirst. Pour Yourself on us. Please Father, the time is now that You pour Yourself out on this rebellious nation. "For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring" (Isaiah 44:3).

Where are the showers of blessing? Why have you turned Your face away? "Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness" (Isaiah 59:1-3). What a description of 21st century America! Lord please, the time is now.

"But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul" (Deuteronomy 4:29). Might we seek You with our whole heart and soul. Might we separate from the wickedness that clouds our view of Your glory. Might we see You--the King of glory in all Your holiness and purity, and might we adjust to Your standard. "I saw...the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up..Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone...for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts (Isaiah 6:1, 5).

We have sinned against You. That is not a little thing. It is THE thing that has caused Your presence and blessing to depart from this country. The glory of God can no longer be seen. We have become a heathen nation apart from Your plan and purpose for our lives. God, the time is now. Please do not forget about us. Even now stir our hearts afresh for You. You see Lord, it is not about Your blessing departing from this country. It is not about what You can do for us. It is about YOU! Get You glory again in this nation, please Father.

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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

Amen brother, our land is dried up and WE have shortened His hand and deafened His ear by our rebellion and sin, His blessings are just a foot or so away, that is the distance from our knees to the ground in prayer to our redeemer to restore our land. Wonderful work!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Thanks for stopping by, Brother. I like your analogy of being a foot away. Oh, how true! If America would just learn to bend her knees again!


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A M Werner 5 years ago from West Allis

Sounds like a beautiful prayer spoken while humbled down on your knees. From your lips to the Lord's ears. Peace


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

up and beautiful! Amen, my brother. Even so come quickly Lord, Jesus...


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The Minstrel 5 years ago from Hawaii

"If my people who are called by name humble themselves and pray, then I will their land" Wonderful reminder and hub. Bless you bro.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

A M, samsons, and Minstrel,

Thanks for your visits. You all are an encouragement to me more than you know.


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Raymond Tremain 5 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

Lifegate, at the beginning of this write you state "Where oh! where has our God gone"

really God has NEVER gone away from you,its America that has gone and left God, just look at what has happened to your schools, they have taken God out of them, the government also taken God out of the opening up of Government, they are stopping Bible reading and opening prayers at the government,they have taken God out of many things now in usa, God has not gone anywhere He is still there all you have to do is to reseek for Him, call out for Him then you will FIND him take a look around you and see all what is happening at your schools they take guns there now, never used to when you had God still there, God has not gone anywhere its the people they think they can do it on their own , we all need God, we all need to his hand on us its up to us to stay with him, God has not gone anywhere.God is everywhere so how could he go anywhere?

God loves all


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Raymond,

I think my lines, "Oh where, has our God gone?

He is at the same place He has always been. We left Him there many years ago" sums up your thoughts. Good to hear from you. Thanks for the visit.


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GodTalk 5 years ago from Kentwood, Michigan

You have summed up my thoughts on America. And I believe it is up to God's people within this land to set the example. The Church, the Body of Christ has to be the ones to do this because no one else will. We must give up our own idols that we have put ahead of God. Then the Lord may yet again send a revival.


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Amen lifegate. The time is now.

I read this the other day on someones facebook status

"Sept 11th (NY) Jan 11th (Haiti) and March 11th (Japan)....Luke 21:10-11Then Jesus said to his disciples : "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes', famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. 'Jesus says for behold I come quickly, so... ask yourself are we ready?

It is 2011. the number 11 biblically speaking comes with the idea of waking up transitioning and and sometimes disorder. Now is the time to awaken from spiritual slumber to divert from the disorder that is about to take place if we don't

Appreciate your heartfelt call to sincerity of faith in the only one who can sustain us in the here and the hereafter. He is worthy!


tinamarie9884 5 years ago

This came from your heart, and it is about sin. No one could have wrote it more perfect. Truly spiritual!!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

GodTalk,

I think this topic is on a lot of hearts these days. God is raising up pockets of people all over who will seek Him. I'm glad you're one of them.

TJ,

Thanks for the input. Very interesting stuff! This is the year of the "11".

TM,

Thanks for the visit. Glad you were able to stop by.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Hello brother. Another Blessed, humble hub of Love. Oh yes the Lord is calling. Hello World. Pull your heads from the sand There is one GOD one Creator He is he King of Kings. We do not get to devise or own God according to our life style. It will not happen our Father has the final say. Repent rebellious ones. Please come to the true God that loves all His creation. His Children will be good, it is not easy but He has us covered. We know the truth. God controls the rivers that flow and the seas that rage. He is in Charge.

In my own experience I am seeing more people reaching out for truth. I believe many are going to push doors open to hear the truth. Lets us be watching hey?? There is much work to do. Amen. I love ya lifegate in Him. Keep riding the wings of the Eagle shedding the Light of truth. You are a bold warrior. In my Spirit now I hear, 'God smiles much favor on your works for Him, Keep on.'

Hugs Galore bro. Your 'sista'


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Hey Sista!

Thanks for the visit. It' always good to hear from you. Let's keep it going for the Lord. Thanks for your encouragement.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub

lifegate, you are so right:) We do need God, and the time is now:) Thank you for the encouraging words, and scriptures you shared:)


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Heart,

Thanks. It's always good to hear from you.


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you LG, for a awesome hub on praying for America, we all need to come together and pray on one accord for God to bless and protect the world. Godspeed. creativeone59


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

CO,

You're absolutely right. Let's keep going!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

There is no greater need today among the christian churches than the need for a revival. May God's visitation be upon us and His glory be magnified once again among us. Thank you for this timely reminder. Blessings to you and your family. Best regards.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Amen, Cristina!


His daughter 5 years ago

I don't think we can begin to realize how far we have fallen and how great our need is for a holy God and His cleaninsing power to work in each of our lives individually, corporately, and as a nation and world. As all of us combined fall on our faces before Him and embrace all that He is, perhaps God will hear and have mercy.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

HD,

That's the beauty of it. Even though we are so far away from God, His mercy is so great and He will reach out to us if we but seek Him with our whole heart. God is faithful!


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heavenbound5511 5 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

Hi Lifegate!

Yes, we have to seek God more than ever before and I hope the whole Body Christ is heeding to this warning. The Body of Christ has and is receiving confirmation of this worldwide. Not only is your church being led to seek God, so are the many. God is so awesome like that, He leads us all the same way, in His spirit, with the same messages, warnings and more!!

Yes! God we need you and without you we cannot stand!

Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.> PS 82:8

All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,> PS 22:27

Then men will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth."> PS 58:11


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

HB,

Thanks for the comments and the Scriptures. You said it all. God is so awesome!


mikeq107 5 years ago

We the people Stand watching the strong man fall, the weak man die, the poor man starve and the widow and fatherless go hungray


mikeq107 5 years ago

Think the ten lines I wrote did not go through...let me know if you got it..most of it was a prayer?

Mike :0)


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Hey Mike,

This is all I got. Love to read the rest!

"We the people Stand watching the strong man fall, the weak man die, the poor man starve and the widow and fatherless go hungray"


exjwlaurie 5 years ago

Brother lifegate!

Great job! You are such a humble and deeply caring man. Just the kind that God can use to work miracles!

The Bible teaches us that God absolutely hears the prayers of the righteous. We are righteous through the blood of Christ, in God's eyes. Even though He hears us--God also does all things in His own time frame, and in His own way. He is teaching me that very lesson right now!

Keep that positive HOPE alive for us Brother! You are a force for good in this Country! We need that more now than ever! God Bless! Laurie


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Laurie,

Thanks for the visit and the encouragement. And I'm really glad to see you back on the Pages!


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ComfortB 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

Wonderful hub!

The Lord has not forsaken us or cast us off. He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. We, his people,as a nation, are the ones who need to draw near to Him.

"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." 2 Chronicles 7:14.


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Dannytaylor02 4 years ago from United Kingdom, Liverpool

nice hub, problem with your prayer is you are asking for help for america and not for humanity, god is beyond a singular nation as jesus has told us matthew 24:14 All nations, not just one.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Absolutely Danny. God is working wonderfully in so many other countries. It seems that America is especially rebellious and needs His touch. But you are so right. God cares about everyone and everyone needs God. Thanks for the visit, Danny.


Jane Holmes 3 years ago

Your hubs are wonderful. Can't wait to read them all. I, too, am a born again Christian. I have tried Christian writing - some of it is successful, some needs work. BUt, the message is there. Thanks for sharing with us!


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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Thank you for stopping by Jane. Glad to meet you.

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