Father, I am at a point where I “grieve and lament over the detestable things that are done” in my country.
Part of the problem is that people have been led astray by those who know better, and who should be teaching others what is right.
Part of the problem is that those who know, stick their heads in the sand in denial or so they will not be uncomfortable.
Part of the problem is that those who don’t know are not even searching for the truth.
I believe there will come a time when You will respond as You did in Ezekiel’s vision. In this vision, You had all the people marked who grieved and lamented over the ungodly and detestable things done. And then You sent “a man clothed in linen” through the city, not sparing anyone without the mark.
Father, take my head out of the sand! Show me what I need to know and how to fight against things that are detestable to You. Do not let me live just for the sake of being ‘comfortable’. If I am being led astray in any area of my life, get my attention and show me how to get back on the path You want me on. Show me how to teach others by example, or by whatever other means You would have me use.
Lord, keep me on a diet of solid spiritual food, so I can be nourished by Your Word, daily! Grow me to maturity in You. If I am to teach, show me who and how. Do not let me call evil good; or good, evil. But strengthen me to speak up for right. Even in a society that has its values upside down.
Father, I give thanks to You. And I will sing praises to Your Name! Personally, in the quiet of my own home, and with other believers in worship to You. Father, You also say to “make known among the nations what You have done”. So help me know how to speak to unbelievers in a way that reaches them with Your truth. Father, I glory in Your Name. I look to You. I seek Your face, Your strength, Your blessing, always. Amen