Questions for 9/11/15

As the 14th anniversary of 9/11 approaches I’ve been thinking. Has 9/11 really had any lasting positive impact on the American people? Has America really come out of it better or stronger? Have we woken up to the failures that caused such a disaster, our reliance on our own power like Israel rather than on God? Or have we become a nation even less worthy of God’s protection and blessing?
Think about the immediate impact of 9/11. People realized that we needed God more and church attendance shot up but it only lasted few weeks. People prayed more for a while but then turned to The Walking Dead and Dancing With the Stars. Where are people now? Do they not realize our desperate need for God in America? Hasn’t any of the disasters that struck our nation the past 10 years woke us up to the fact that we are absolutely, completely dependent on God’s blessing; that without Him we are nothing.
Think about the past decade or so. We’ve suffered through the biggest economic collapse since the Great Depression, failed in 2 wars, suffered thousands of casualties and wasted trillions of dollars. Our national debt is in excess of 18 trillion and rising. The job market is soft, creating jobs barely over the minimum wage. We’ve had to endure countless natural disasters.
Yet despite everything we’ve done, all the lives lost and money spent we are at just as much risk as we were in 2001. When will we learn and turn back to God?
When will we learn that prayer and conversion are our greatest weapons? That only God can protect this land that only God has the power to change this country. We cannot rely on only our military, our weapons or Homeland Security. Our economy cannot be counted on and we surely can trust our politicians or the political parties.
If you want to change this country, turn off the TV, Facebook and other social media and pray, pray hard and long. Pray for the candidates God wants to run and be elected. Pray for a spiritual awakening and revival in this country. Pray for your own conversion and the conversion of all those pushing this country in the wrong direction. Pray hard and long and then do it again tomorrow and the day after and keep on praying every day of your life.


Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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