Our government has reached the point of excluding God when setting a course for our country and this draws attention to a need that accompanies this wrong and that need is: Talking to and including God in decisions that we and our Country are required to make. Talking is praying and now is the time to pray.
The results that we are receiving from the decisions of our leaders that exclude God when they make them are not good and likewise, excluding Him in the decisions that we make for us and our family are producing the same results. We have a problem that requires attention and prayer.
Praying and talking to God about our shortcomings and weaknesses and those of our country are illustrations of strength while doing nothing continues us on a path of weakness.
Luke 11:1 KJV shows Christ’s disciples wanting to include God through prayer when they remind us that John the Baptist included God when teaching his followers to pray. The disciples wanted to receive that same benefit of closeness for themselves:
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
God always hears our prayers and His Arms are open to us twenty-four hours a day. He desires for us to include Him when we face problems and have decisions to make. Including Him cuts our problems down to size and unites us with a force that wrongful decisions cannot penetrate.
This special closeness begins by us reaching out to God through prayer and we begin:
Our Father in Heaven...We feel your presence and we thank you for being there for us. We are taking this opportunity to share our concerns with you, concerns about our elected officials in Washington, concerns about them excluding you when making decisions for us.
Your absence is noticeable as we are overburdened by irresponsible and costly spending that goes on in Washington; debt without a plan or the ability to repay is strangling us and our children and grandchildren as well.
But including you provides an opening for us to solve this problem! Next year we voters plan to stop this nonsense by rejecting wasteful spending Republicans, Democrats, and Independents and any politician that fails to show you respect.
Our founding fathers included you when drafting the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and following their lead, we too will include you