“Father, our heart breaks for America.. We see discord at home. We see fear in the marketplace. We see anger in the halls of government and, as a nation, we have forgotten who made us, who protects us, who blesses us.”
The words of Texas Governor Rick Perry echoed through his National Day of Prayer Rally; a rally aimed not at politics, but rather at bringing about a Christian unity in a nation that has lacked such for far too long. Perry goes on to preach to the 30,000 people gathered at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas’ , as well as those gathered at any of the 1,000 churches around the country that aired the event live, “Father, our heart breaks for America.” Perry spoke for nearly 12 minutes in a speech which included both prayer and scripture, thanks and praise, as well as asking God to guide America and her leaders, in such difficult times;
“We pray for our nation’s leaders, Lord, for parents, for pastors, for the generals, for governors, that you would inspire them in these difficult times…. Father, we pray for our president that you would impart your wisdom upon him, that you would protect his family.”
Difficult times have indeed been experienced in the United States. Economic hardship has come in the form of a downgrade in our credit rating, a horrible unemployment number, and a collapsed economy that has recently begun to plummet once more. To add to these troubles, let’s not forge t that the U.S. is involved in not one, not two, but three foreign struggles. To top it all off, political unrest here and abroad has lead to uncertainty in the future for both our country, and for the global communities.
Conservative and Christian leaders across the country are calling for a return to the faith that this country was built upon. Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rick Perry, and millions of Christians across the country are calling for this nation to stay true to the words in the Pledge of Allegiance, “One Nation Under God.” To stay true to the words on our nation’s currency, “In God We Trust.”
It is the hard times like today, when our nation must return to it’s faith. Former president Ronald Reagan once told us, “Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.” It is time that our country welcomes back God, so we can go forward as strong in the future, as we were in the past. God help us.
“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20