Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
There are a variety of possibilities that would explain the lack of fervent prayer by American Christians for our nation. Each is unpalatable, and may suggest a vast divide between our prevailing faith and a pleasing faith.
The first possibility speaks volumes about our dismal level of care and concern for our country. Maybe we have given up regularly praying for America because we do not believe that our nation is worth our prayers. In this way, we have resigned ourselves to the future being worse than the present and far worse than the past.
The second and third possibilities speak volumes about our meager level of faith in Christ. Maybe we have given up regularly praying for America because we do not believe that the Lord is powerful enough to change our land. In this way, we demonstrate an acute lack of belief “that he is,” clinging instead to a lifeless deity. Alternatively, maybe we have given up regularly praying for America because we do not believe that the Lord cares enough to consider our prayerful petitions. In this way, we doubt that the Lord is a loving God, discounting Him as a “rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Any of the three possibilities by itself, or any combination thereof, would logically lead to the situation that we find ourselves in as a nation. PLEASE PRAY FOR A NATIONAL-LEVEL FAITH THAT IS PLEASING TO GOD. Without such faith, it is impossible to envision our nation returning to the Lord; without such faith, it is impossible to please God.