Daily Devotion


July 4, 2013

“If My people…will humble themselves, and pray…I will hear.” 2Ch 7:14 NKJV

In August 1984, President Ronald Reagan spoke at the national prayer breakfast in Dallas and stated: “We poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief. All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief, to apply moral teaching to public questions. I submit to you that the tolerant society is open to and encouraging of all religions. And this does not weaken us; it strengthens us…without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we’re mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” When Abraham prayed on behalf of Sodom and Gomorrah, God told him that He would spare those cities if only fifty righteous people could be found. Sadly, ten righteous people couldn’t be found, much less fifty, so the cities were destroyed. But there’s hope in this story—a righteous minority can move God, bring revival, and save our nation! “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”