Will praying save our nation?

Many called children of God pray for our nation, our country our neighborhoods.  And we should.  The prayers of the people are like sweet incense to our God.  WHEN it is done in a right attitude.

 Our prayers are heard unless of course we are willingly staying in sin.  Sin is the transgressing of the Law of Love that God our creator has set in motion for the best results of living that will provide peace, abundant joy and blessings for his children.  Sin destroys all of that and thus it is forbidden.  It is not like God just wants to set in motion a set of rules like some dictator would do for their own selfish wants.  God sets in motion rules/commandments that protect us, help us to stay healthy and safe.
But our prayers should be that God will do whatever it takes to turn the peoples back to Him!  Not just save them so they will continue in sin!

Praying is communication with our God and Creator Jesus Christ and the Father. We are calling upon Him to help us overcome, to praise him and thank Him continually for all things good and helpful.  To save us when we cannot save ourselves.  To provide and protect us.  But do you think, God will save someone just because we ask and that person or nation has turned against God?  What does the bible say about this?

"Ezekiel 14:12:

12 Then this message came to me from the Lord: 13 “Son of man, suppose the people of a country were to sin against me, and I lifted my fist to crush them, cutting off their food supply and sending a famine to destroy both people and animals. 14 Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there, their righteousness would save no one but themselves, says the Sovereign Lord.
15 “Or suppose I were to send wild animals to invade the country, kill the people, and make the land too desolate and dangerous to pass through. 16 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, even if those three men were there, they wouldn’t be able to save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved, but the land would be made desolate.
17 “Or suppose I were to bring war against the land, and I sent enemy armies to destroy both people and animals. 18 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, even if those three men were there, they wouldn’t be able to save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved.
19 “Or suppose I were to pour out my fury by sending an epidemic into the land, and the disease killed people and animals alike. 20 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there, they wouldn’t be able to save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved by their righteousness.
21 “Now this is what the Sovereign Lord says: How terrible it will be when all four of these dreadful punishments fall upon Jerusalem—war, famine, wild animals, and disease—destroying all her people and animals. 22 Yet there will be survivors, and they will come here to join you as exiles in Babylon. You will see with your own eyes how wicked they are, and then you will feel better about what I have done to Jerusalem. 23 When you meet them and see their behavior, you will understand that these things are not being done to Israel without cause. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”

Clearly God is saying that a time will come when no amount of praying will save a nation or peoples who turn away from Him.  If they have no need of him and do not want Him to be in their lives, but instead continue to live out in selfishness, immoral deeds and thoughts hurting themselves and others, God has no choice but to lead circumstances in such a way as that they may see the error of that way of life and turn back to God's Perfect way of life.

Ezekiel 33:10
10 “Son of man, give the people of Israel this message: You are saying, ‘Our sins are heavy upon us; we are wasting away! How can we survive?’ 11 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. Turn! Turn from your wickedness, O people of Israel! Why should you die?
12 “Son of man, give your people this message: The righteous behavior of righteous people will not save them if they turn to sin, nor will the wicked behavior of wicked people destroy them if they repent and turn from their sins. 13 When I tell righteous people that they will live, but then they sin, expecting their past righteousness to save them, then none of their righteous acts will be remembered. I will destroy them for their sins. 14 And suppose I tell some wicked people that they will surely die, but then they turn from their sins and do what is just and right. 15 For instance, they might give back a debtor’s security, return what they have stolen, and obey my life-giving laws, no longer doing what is evil. If they do this, then they will surely live and not die. 16 None of their past sins will be brought up again, for they have done what is just and right, and they will surely live.
17 “Your people are saying, ‘The Lord isn’t doing what’s right,’ but it is they who are not doing what’s right. 18 For again I say, when righteous people turn away from their righteous behavior and turn to evil, they will die. 19 But if wicked people turn from their wickedness and do what is just and right, they will live. 20 O people of Israel, you are saying, ‘The Lord isn’t doing what’s right.’ But I judge each of you according to your deeds.”

God wants ALL people to turn from sin and self destruction to a Perfect life of living which results in Love, peace, joy and abundance of Good.  But today we see so many who hate what is good and love what is evil.  And even blame God for their woes!  People who hate their parents, who steal from those they love and even harm themselves with drugs of all kinds, medicine, over eating so much they cannot walk are all self destructive behavior of a peoples who have lost their way.  They know not the way to God any more and do not want to know.  

In conclusion, do not get discouraged  because of prayers that seem to not be heard.  Many are telling me that they prayed much and with large groups for our nation to turn, and it has not.  Is it not already written that all these things MUST happen before the return of Christ?

Be in constant praise that God has a perfect plan for all mankind and He will not fail.  Governments will fall and nations will fail but the Plan of God is on track and the end is written in the bible and it is going to be world wide peace and joy.  Fullness and success for all in God's time.  

If you are one who has NOT turned to God and has not known the way, it is never too late as God's word as posted above says!  NOW is the time, for soon it may be too late to call upon God and a day will come will we will not be able to speak the word of God.  A famine of the word is coming.  You cannot save your neighbor but we EACH can be saved through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Pray to Him today and do not stop until He lifts you up and out of the miry clay and stands you at the house of the Lamb!

May God grant all who read this ears to hear.

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