Today is Tuesday, June 6th, 2017; Karen's Korner #3572

This is a prayer by Anne Graham Lotz, National Day of Prayer Chair for 2017, published in the June issue of "Decision" magazine:

Confessing the Sins of the Nation

* We confess our foolishness of denying You as the one true, living God, our Creator to whom we are accountable, living as though our lives are a cosmic accident with no eternal significance, purpose or meaning.

* We confess we no longer fear You, and thus we have not even the beginning of wisdom with which to handle the vast knowledge we possess.

* We confess to believing that the prosperity of our nation is because we are great, while refusing to acknowledge that all blessings come from Your hand.

* We confess that we depend upon our military might and our weapons systems to protect us from harm and danger, while denying, defying, and ignoring You.

* We confess that we have succumbed to the pressure of pluralism in our desire to be inclusive, so that we honor other gods as though You are just one of many.

* We confess that we have allowed the material blessings You have given us to deceive us into thinking we don't need You.

* We confess that we feel entitled to what someone else has earned instead of taking responsibility for ourselves and families as we trust in You.

* We confess that we live as though material wealth and prosperity will bring happiness.

* We confess our greed that has run up trillions of dollars of national debt.

* We confess our arrogance and pride that has led us to think we are sufficient in ourselves.

* We confess our national addiction to sex, to money, to pleasure, to entertainment, to pornography, to technology, to drugs, to alcohol, to food, to television, to popularity, to ourselves.

* We confess that we have marginalized truth and mainstreamed lies.

* We confess that we have become one nation under many gods, divided and polarized, with license to sin and justice that often does not follow the rule of law.