Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Homeland Healing

"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" (2 Chronicles 7:14).  "They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth forever… the LORD is round about His people" (Psalm 125:1,2).  "Ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Peter 2:9).  

Upon that day of infamy
Which fell upon December seven,
We felt our own mortality
And lifted up our eyes to heaven. 

A day of infamy and prayer
As we had never seen before
Had steadied us to then prepare
To trust in God and go to war. 

We fought against the atheist
Where communism's darkness fell. 
The God whom Hitler would resist
Did not abandon Israel.

O Lord, we need Your homeland healing,
To shine in darkness with Your light. 
We seek Your strength as we are kneeling
And praying humbly in Your sight. 

Note:  Shortly after the initial attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt called America to a time of prayer, explaining:   

"The year 1941 has brought upon our Nation a war of aggression… Our strength – as the strength of all men everywhere – is of greater avail as God upholds us. Therefore, I…do hereby appoint the first day of the year 1942 as a day of prayer, of asking forgiveness for our shortcomings of the past, of consecration to the tasks of the present, of asking God’s help in days to come. We need His guidance that this people may be humble in spirit but strong in the conviction of the right – steadfast to endure sacrifice and brave to achieve a victory of liberty and peace."    

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