prayer-for-divine-favour-of-godDivine favor is another word for God’s grace. Unfortunately when you do a web search for “divine favor,” some disturbing things come up. The first three websites have to do with gaming, magic and witchcraft. Mixed in and out of the choices is an occasional reference to God and Jesus. Such is the state of the world.

When you look at the state of our union, many words have been published as to its ills and the remedies to aright this ship called America. However, every remedy offered presupposes a righteous and virtuous people. So if the key ingredient to returning America back to her original founding is righteousness, should we not turn to the Bible for the answer? Indeed we should!

    “Remember me, O Lord, with the favor You have toward Your people. Oh, visit me with Your salvation, that I may see the benefit of Your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, that I may glory with Your inheritance. We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.” (Psalm 106:4-6)

The psalmist is recalling God’s grace towards His chosen people Israel and rejoicing in God’s forgiveness. Psalm 106 is quite a long read, but worth it to learn God’s history towards His chosen people. As Americans, we can look back on our history and see God’s divine favor towards our nation during the Revolutionary War and other times.

However, today one is mocked for considering such things. Most pulpits in America preach on your best life now and forget that God’s grace towards America is not the same as His dealings with Israel. I want you to brace yourself, but God is not beholden to America. Even our national motto mocks the Lord Jesus Christ today with all we have become. Every day we become more and more pagan, and instead of rejecting such we embrace it, even in our churches. Would to God this become our national prayer:

    “I have hated those who regard useless idols; but I trust in the Lord. I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy, for You have considered my trouble; You have known my soul in adversities, and have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a wide place.” (Psalm 31:6-8)

For that matter, would to God we make all of Psalm 31 our national prayer! And perhaps while we’re at it, would could make Psalm 67 our national song:

    God be merciful to us and bless us,
    And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah
    That Your way may be known on earth,
    Your salvation among all nations.
    Let the peoples praise You, O God;
    Let all the peoples praise You.
    Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy!
    For You shall judge the people righteously,
    And govern the nations on earth. Selah
    Let the peoples praise You, O God;
    Let all the peoples praise You.
    Then the earth shall yield her increase;
    God, our own God, shall bless us.
    God shall bless us,
    And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

I feel a great burden to share the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Nothing else will restore our country. Only calling out to God, as did Israel, will America be restored:

    “Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who dwell between the cherubim, shine forth! Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, stir up Your strength, and come and save us! Restore us, O God; cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved!” (Psalm 80:1-3)

May we renew our commitment to God Almighty. May we confess our sins as a nation and make Jesus our King and cast out all idols we have long embraced. May we get on our faces before the Heavenly Father and invoke His divine favor upon us.

In Christ
Ps. 37:4

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