â€œAnd I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lordâ€¦We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelledâ€¦And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israelâ€¦â€ (Daniel 9:4-5, 20)
Along with serious consecration and a sure confidence, there must be sincere confession in our prayers for America. Continuance in sin will certainly bring judgment, but confessing our sins results in forgiveness, as the Bible promises in 1 John 1:9: â€œIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.â€
Notice, it was not just the national sins of Israel that Daniel confessed, but his individual sins as well. If America is to corporately turn from sin and back to God, then, it must begin with Americans individually turning from sin and back to God. This means, IT BEGINS WITH YOU! Before you can pray for America to repent and get right with God you must repent and get right with God. Confession and repentance will never occur collectively in this country until it has first occurred individually among its citizenry.
Take the first step toward revival in America; namely, sincerely confess your sins to God.