Father, like the Israelites, we have put You to the test. Even as Believers, we have rebelled against You. We pick and choose how we obey You, discounting some things claiming they were written for another time. Or that the meaning was different so long ago. We have not kept Your statutes and have become disloyal and faithless.
We have placed greater importance on other things, like sports, fame, money, youth, rather than on worshipping You, the One True God, the Most High, who is deserving of all of our praise.
Do not reject us O God. Do not abandon us. But show us the error of our ways. Teach us to walk rightly again and make wise decisions that honor You. Father, give our leaders sense to see where they are taking our people with their choices as well. Give them discernment and wisdom to know that Your judgment is real and You will not be mocked.
Use these stressful times we live in to turn us back to a closer relationship with You. Help me give You the place in my life that You deserve.
Remind me in this time of world-wide crisis, to make time to read Your word so it can guide and encourage me. Help me set aside time to actually pray, for myself, my family, my neighbors, my church, my state, my country and the world. And to listen for Your response to my prayers.
Train my ear to hear Your voice so I receive Your direction, Your wisdom, Your love, Your peace. Open my eyes to see the real and tangible blessings You have placed in my life.
Turn our hearts, our minds, our spirits, our lives back to You. Amen