Heal our land and stop moral degeneration.
We need You, Lord more than ever
In our city, in our nation
Won’t You pour out Your spirit upon all Your sons and Your daughters
We are desperately waiting, fall like rain in this place
Let the wind of revival fall again as we pray
We look to the heavens, heal our land. – CRC song
Many challenges are faced by our country as we speak. We can talk about the great racial divisions and hatred; poverty; women and children abuse; unemployment; senseless and merciless killings, as well as many others.
To me peace, does not mean an absence of conflicts, as differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge and through humane ways.
Reverend David Wilson Rogers also said: “In many Christian circles both prayer and proclamation lift the verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14 with great passion.”
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
“These are national sins as well as personal and individual sins. They are expressed as wickedness in our homes and offices, school yards and town squares. They permeate the culture to infect many aspects of business, government, and even the church.”
“Like a cancerous infection, this wickedness is spreading throughout our culture and the Church. It is time that the people of faith intentionally humble ourselves and pray and seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways.”
I can just imagine how time flies. Not so long ago, five years ago to be precise, we went to the elections. This year 2019, is also the year of the elections.
As we hope for peaceful upcoming elections, Nelson Mandela once said: “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
Let us therefore pray for peaceful elections. Let us pray for peace, calm and order to return. Let us pray for end to poverty. Let us pray for poverty to stop and pray for prosperity for all. Let us pray for the senseless and merciless killings to stop. Let us pray for a non racial and non sexist South Africa to exist. Let us pray that the sons and daughters of our soil to rise and say NO and not in my name.
All it takes for evil to prevail is for good man to do nothing. We owe it to ourself to stop the rot, revatalise our morals, values and beliefs. Let the spirit of Ubuntu; Botho; Humanity, reign across our nation.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane
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