Repentance Requires Conviction of Sin
Prayer for a nation must begin with confession of sin. Today, we as a nation are not acknowledging our great sins as a people. That's our problem. God sends his warning judgments against us in different ways and we don't recognize them as calling us to repent of our sins. Our forefathers recognized their dependence upon God and when they saw his displeasure with them, they confessed their sins and repented. Are we not dealing falsely with our God when we refuse to acknowledge Him and confess and repent of our national sins. Why should we expect Him to bless America under such terms? If we rebel against our God, He will bring judgment upon us and the world will know that this nation was judged because of its great disobedience and rebellion against its God.