All across the United States on June 30, 2013 people will be saying a prayer of faith for personal repentance and a blessing upon our land of America. Why are people participating in a day of repentance and seeking divine intervention for our country? The majority of Americans are Christians who believe that the United States is in trouble. They also believe that the founders of our country were inspired in the creation of the constitution. Christians believe that God will bless them if they keep His commandments but will punish them for breaking His commandments. What are the commandments of God? They are listed best in the Ten Commandments in Leviticus of the Old Testament:
The Ten Commandments
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of
anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or
that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself
to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third
and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto
thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the
LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor,
and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD
thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor
thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made
heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the
seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon
the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10.Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy
neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox,
nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.
Then for those who believe in the New Testament of the bible there are these words found
in Mark 12:30,31
30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Truly if all humans would follow those verses there would be no wars, no hate, no strife, and we would have peace and prosperity in all the land.
So as we look around us and try to find fault in why our country is in trouble, take a few moments to reflect on your own life, how well you have been doing in living an exemplary life, what you can do to improve yourself and your country, then kneel in prayer and ask forgiveness of any wrongdoings and seek for a blessing upon you and your country.
I shall be doing the same. May God bless the USA.