+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Nehemiah 1:3-4 (NLT)
“Things are not going well for those who returned to the province of Judah. They are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.”
When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven.”
“We will treat everyone living or residing in our country with dignity. We will be fair, just and compassionate to all. But our greatest compassion must be for American citizens.”
You made every tribe and nation on earth and gave them different cultures and languages; and you gave them places to live distinct from one another. All are loved by You; and one day all will bow before You and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
In Christ, You have broken down the spiritual walls that separate us; and yet, You have established tribes and nations with borders and governments that justice and peace might prevail and that all might prosper.
But now, Lord, all of that seems to have gone terribly wrong.
Our world is in the throes of chaos caused by corrupt governments and the violence of war; and millions of people have been displaced from their homelands fleeing for their lives. Ancient Christian cultures are being destroyed and western civilization is being overrun by migrant people – some deserving and some depraved.
National boundaries are being “torn down” and we are in “great trouble and disgrace.”
God Only Wise:
We desperately need Your wisdom, understanding, and sound judgement to understand how to protect our national boundaries from the depraved who would do us harm; while at the same time creating a legal, orderly immigration system to admit those who are deserving of American citizenship.
Lord God, help America to sort through these difficult issues:
+ Securing our southern border
+ Removing illegals who cross the border
+ Expelling criminal aliens by enforcing our current laws
+ Ending sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce our current laws
+ Enforcing all current immigration laws
+ Suspending the issuance of visas to any place without proven and effective vetting mechanisms
Show us how to sort through these seemingly intractable problems in a way that treats everyone living or residing in our country with dignity. And in a way that will be fair, just and compassionate to all.
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.