Prayer Focus: India

Bible Reading: Hosea 6-9

Scripture

Israel has forgotten their Maker
and built palaces;
Judah has fortified many towns.
But I will send fire on their cities
that will consume their fortresses.” (Hosea 8:14)

Observation

On this day in which we celebrate the founding of our nation, it is appropriate to reflect upon the warning of this verse. Like Israel, we have forgotten our Maker and built palaces…and skyscrapers and stadiums and shopping malls and monuments. We have drifted away from God and, in some cases, consciously turned our backs on Him. As parts of Colorado are engulfed in wildfires, could it possibly be the consequence of our actions?

Application

May we never forget our Maker!!!

Prayer

Creator of the universe, we have forgotten You. We have destroyed the Ten Commandments—literally and figuratively. We have let our light dim, our hearts grow cold, and our minds filled with trash. We have truly lost our way. LORD, have mercy. We deserve Your wrath and punishment for abandoning You and Your ways. Bring our nation back to You. Forgive us for our idolatry. I pray for spiritual awakening in our land. Thank You for Your faithfulness throughout the past 236 years. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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