Praying for America
I think that it is fairly obvious that our country is sick. I propose that praying for a sick country is much the same as praying for a sick person. First it is necessary to determine the type of illness in order to know how to pray effectively. Basically there are three types of illness;
- Sickness that leads to death (no need to pray because this is going to happen regardless)
- Sickness that is the result of sin (James 5:16) [Requires the open repentance of our national leaders and of the Christian people of America]
- Sickness for the glory of God. (God heals to bring Himself glory and show His mighty power)
Can America be saved? I believe the answer is "yes", but it will depend on our willingness to acknowledge our sins and repent and to plead with God for His mercy and grace.