Praying for America Days 6 & 7

Yeah, yesterday was insanely busy, so I'm posting two day's worth at the same time. It actually works out well, because they're very similar.

Day 6

'The word of the Lord came to me: "As for you, son of man, will you pass judgment? Will you pass judgment against the city of blood? Then explain all her detestable practices to her. You are to say: This is what the Lord God says: A city that sheds blood within her walls so that her time of judgment has come and who makes idols for herself so that she is defiled! You are guilty of the blood you have shed, and you are defiled from the idols you have made. You have brought your judgment days near and have come to your years of punishment. Therefore, I have made you a disgrace to the nations and a mockery to all the lands. Those who are near and those far away from you will mock you, you infamous one full of turmoil. Look, every prince of Israel within you has used his strength to shed blood. Father and mother are treated with contempt, and the foreign resident is exploited within you. The fatherless and widow are oppressed in you. You despise My holy things and profane My Sabbaths. There are men within you who slander in order to shed blood. People who live in you eat at the mountain shrines; they commit immoral acts within you. Men within you have sexual intercourse with their father's wife and violate women during their menstrual impurity. One man within you commits a detestable act with his neighbor's wife; another wickedly defiles his daughter-in-law; and yet another violates his sister, his father's daughter. People who live in you accept bribes in order to shed blood. You take interest and profit on loan and brutally extort your neighbors. You have forgotten Me. This is the declaration of the Lord God. Now look, I clap My hands together against the dishonest profit you have made and against the blood shed among you. Will your courage endure or your hands be strong in the days when I deal with you? I, Yahweh, have spoken and will act. I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you among the countries; I will purge your uncleanness. You will be profaned in the sight of the nations. Then you will know that I am Yahweh."'
Ezekiel 22: 1 - 16

Lord, I know that America has committed a thousand acts that are detestable to You. The blood of the innocent is on our hands. We will one day have to answer for the corruption of minds and bodies, and the acceptance of abominable things. Lord, I ask that You would utterly destroy these works of darkness. I ask that You would change the minds and hearts of the people so that such evil will no longer be allowed to run rampant through the land. I ask that those in authority would have their eyes opened to the horrible affects of sin. I pray, oh God, that You would strengthen , encourage, and guide all those who are taking a stand for righteousness, truth, and beauty. I ask that You would burden and move the whole church to pray and act in accordance with your will. I ask that You would convict those who commit acts of abuse, murder, and immorality, so that they would no long have the desire to harm others. Give them new hearts,, oh God, and let them become powerful witnesses for You.

Day 7 

'For God's wrath is revealed against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood for what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanges the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.
Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of their Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.
This is why God delivered them over to degrading passions. For even their females exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. The males int he same way also left natural relations with females and were inflamed in their lust for one another. Males committed shameless acts with males and received in their won persons the appropriate penalty of their error. And because they did not think if worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a worthless mind to do what was morally wrong. They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents. undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful. Although they know full well God's just sentence - that those who practice such things deserve to die - they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them.'
Romans 1: 18 - 32

'Men within you have sexual intercourse with their father's wife and violate women during their menstrual impurity. One man within you commits a detestable act with his neighbor's wife; another wickedly defiles his daughter-in-law; and yet another violates his sister, his father's daughter.'
Ezekiel 22: 10 - 11

Lord, we have turned our backs on You, and so You are giving us over to our won sinful lusts and desires. What You are doing is just, Lord, but I ask that it would be that it would tempered with mercy. Please turn the heart of America back toward You, so that the curses of idolatry, sexual immorality, and impurity may be broken, and the bodies and relationships damaged by sin can be healed. Lord, I ask that to Your church would shine out as a light and the darkness, setting a holy example for the rest of the world. Please, Lord, turn again, bring us to our repentance, heal our land.