On the Dec. 4 Opinion page, Jeff Miller stated that prayer failed (“Example shows prayer fails”). He refers to a prayer meeting held Aug. 6, 2011, at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Evidently, from his letter, the prayer meeting was for the purpose of praying for America’s problems – its debts and unemployment. He concludes that because God did not change all of this, prayer failed.
I do not have all the answers, but I believe in prayer. First of all, let’s look at some facts. God didn’t put America in this difficult situation. We did it to ourselves. America has chosen to remove God from every influence He has had on this nation. Remember, the Democratic Party this year even wanted to remove His name from its platform!
Let’s be real! Our basic society and government is anti-God in every aspect of its operation and in our daily lives! We love sin! From every scope, we are living with complete rejection of everything that is decent and moral. In fact, we make fun of and joke about those who honor God and His Word.
Prayer did not fail. God does not answer empty prayers.
America does not need to pray. America needs to repent!