Will God Keep Blessing America?

On the first Thursday of May each year, we celebrate the National Day of Prayer. This day has been an important part of our national heritage. The first call to prayer was in 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for guidance in forming our new nation. The call to prayer has continued over the many years in our nation's history. In 1863, President Lincoln proclamed a day of "humiliation, fasting and prayer" during the Civil War. A joint resolution by Congess, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, natonal day of prayer. The law was amended and signed by President Reagan in 1988, setting the day as the first Thursday of every May.

This day of prayer gives us the opportunity to come together as a nation and to come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and grace for us as a people. Over two million citizens gather at state capitals, city halls, churches and homes to pray. This day belongs to all Americans. It is a day that brings us all together - people from all backgrounds - to ask God for his blessings.

After September 11, 2001, Americans began to plead with God to bless our nation. Signs saying "God Bless America" were everywhere. We wanted God to protect us from the terrorists, to keep us safe and secure. Politicians finished every speech with "God Bless America" and the song "God Bless America" was played at stadiums all over the nation. My question is - Will God Keep Blessing America? and Why should he?

For years this country has turned away from God. Our leaders are afraid to discuss their faith in God because it might offend someone. We have removed Him from schools and government buildings. Some would say that our society is sinful and evil. Drugs, crime, pornography, homosexuality, fornification and abortions surely are not pleasing to our God. So why should He bless us?

This nation was established on Biblical principles. It seems that many of today's leaders have forgotten these principles that our founding fathers used to create this great nation. I yearn for the day when President Reagan was in office. Please watch and listen to the following clip of President Reagan - "Without God".

Today we are led by a man who claims he is a Christian. I cannot and will not dispute his claim. Only God knows a man's heart. However, his actions paint a different picture. He found time to prepare an eight paragraph proclamation for Earth Day, but could not find the time to issue a proclamation for Easter, the holiest day of the year for Christians. He has omitted "Creator" from the Declaration of Independence on at least three occasions. He has issued statements marking all major Muslim holidays, which have no historical significance to our nation. Finally, he made no mention of Good Friday or Easter in his weekly radio address to the nation.

In 2008 Barack Obama stated that "America is no longer a Christian nation."

God has blessed us in the past because we are a Christian nation and it is up to us whether or not He continues to do so. The majority of Americans identify themselves as Christians - nearly 80% of the population. We are facing some difficult times in America and need to turn to God for His help. The world is a very dangerous place with terrorism still a huge threat. The economy is suffering with high gas prices, unemployment and an overall decline in our way of life. As Christians, we need to remind everyone of what God told us in 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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sins and will heal their land."

My prayer is that we will return to our Christian roots. Make prayer an important part of our lives at home, at work, in schools and in our government. We must not worry about being "politically correct" and not be ashamed of our faith in God. Seek God's will for us, but knowing it is our responsibility to do His will. Then, and only then, will our country be truly blessed.

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BooksGalore 5 years ago from Hawaii

I couldn't have said it any better. Thanks for a great hub.


Pamelaann 3 years ago

I actually have had a copy of President Abraham Lincoln's 'National Day Of Prayer Proclamation' in my Bible for over 25 years; it was taken from a Christian news article, which precedes Mr. Reagan and the credit you give him. Obama simply caved in to binding legal and political pressure to keep the peace and indifferent appearance for the sake of his career and all sides. I agree with the other facts of your article and must add that U.S. citizens have been drawn away from God's word and laws by the challenges and heavy pressures of the opposition's "politically correct agenda", dutifully standing on the Constitution's Separation of Church and State, in lieu of lawsuits, cries of unconstitutional religious traditions, displays, and holiday festivities brought before the courts, media and population. How can we intelligently stand it's contrary clause "One Nation Under God" ? I know a couple of our forefathers who penned the Constitution were lawyers, so how the hell did they miss that oxymoron?


Lana Wright 21 months ago

God may you continue to bless America. Give us Leaders who are God believing and God fearing men who will take a stand against evil. Bless those who count Israel as friend! Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus.


Connie Howard 21 months ago

I pray everyday that God will watch over America and that everyday should be a day of prayer for our Nation and our leaders.


brian 16 months ago

God,

Thank you for watching over me. You are always good to me. I am sorry that sometimes I get frustrated and cuss and say your name in vein. Sometimes life just gets to me. My anxiety is an issue sometimes. I ask you to love me the way I am forgive me when I mess up. I have my faults and I hope you will never stop forgiving me. You know my weaknesses. Please do not let anything come my way I can not handle, please help for me to handle everything that comes my way. Please bless me and my loved ones.

Lord Jesus when my wipers quit working I was safe. Everytime my car broke down I was able to get off the road safe. Thank you! Today when I went to my trunk I heard a dog bark. I thought to myself what if I would have paniced and jumped in the trunk and closed it. I am scared of death lord. But I am also scared to grow old. Lord give me courage. Know my heart and my fears.

God I drew closer to you today. I think I should try to do a journal with you daily. Lord please never stop watching over me. My fears draw me closer to you. When I sin I feel guilty. Please save jesus. Please save me! I beg you to save my soul. Sincerely Brian.


brian 16 months ago

God,

I feel at peace. The holy spirit came over me stronger than ever. Thank you! I feel like my soul is saved. But the battle still lingers. Everyday I will struggle with sin. Life takes its toll. But I think my journal will help our relationship. Please watch over me as I go to work. Keep me safe. Please. Love brian.


brian 16 months ago

God,

Thank you for getting me home safely. Please bless my loved ones. I ask that you help my back pain lord. Please heal my back and feet. Thank you god for all you do. I hope my grandma is doing well in heaven. We miss her company and jokes. Love Brian


brian 16 months ago

God,

thank you for getting me through another day. I struggled mentally today lord. An idol mind. Lord I hope that I will do better next day. I ask that you bless me good days and bad. And you have. I believe in my heart I am saved by your grace. I felt the holy spirit. It was awesome. I loved it. I thank you. Help me lord to be the best person I can be. Love Brian


brian 16 months ago

God,

Thank you for this day. Please watch over my mom everyday and keep her safe. I hope that her boss will be more pleasant now that she is back. Please bless mom at work. Please bless Grandpa Hodges. Love Brian


brian 16 months ago

God,

Thank you for getting me through another day. It was so hot today and people drive so aggressively sometimes. Thank you for getting me home safely. It was rowdy out there for my tastes. I pray that I get some good sleep today. Please save my soul. Forgive my sins. Please. Bless me and my loved ones. Please do not let anything come our way we can not handle help us handle what comes our way. Please bless our cars. Maxima wipers please bless. Angel ride with us. Love Brian


brian 16 months ago

God,

please help my sore back. I ask that you put a healing on my back. Please forgive me for my sins today lord. love brian


brian 16 months ago

God,

life takes its toll. I worked so hard yesterday. Please give me the strength I need god. Please bless my back. You know my situation. Please give me the stength I need to help with yard sale. I work so hard lord. Life is tough sometimes. You know my weaknesses. Please give me the strength I need. Let me bend but don't let me break. Please never leave my side.

I confess yesterday I got frustrated and cursed. I said your name in vein. I didn't mean anything by it I was just overwhelmed and frustrated. Life hits hard sometimes. I am not mentally tough. Love Brian


brian 16 months ago

Jesus please save me. Love Brian


brian 16 months ago

Lord please watch over me and my loved ones. Please have mercy on me a sinner. Love Brian


brian 16 months ago

God,

Thank you for all the times you watched over me and my loved ones. You are so good to me even though I am a sinner. I have my faults. I get irritated easily. I have many fears. Lord please guide my foot steps. Give me faith, courage and wisdom when I need it. Everyday I struggle with sin. I struggle with life. Yet I know how blessed I am. Jesus please walk with me everyday. Please give me a kind heart. Please put people in my life that will help me when I need it. I think that I have been a blessing to others at times. I am happy to be a blessing if I can. Jesus please save me. Please watch over me when I am driving. May there be an angel with me and my loved ones. I hope grandma hodges in doing well in heaven. Love BRIAN


brian 15 months ago

Thank you god for watching over me. Please have mercy on me a sinner. Please save my soul. Please do not let anything come my way that I can't handle please help me to handle anything that comes my way. Love brian

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