In preparation for that day I would like us to journey through a declaration of repentance that I first read two years ago on Friday, July 31, 2009. The next few days we will walk through this declaration:
We gather here today as citizens of the United States of America and as citizens of God’s Kingdom. Our American citizenship being conferred to us by mutual place of birth and residence in God’s providence; our Heavenly citizenship being purchased for us by the finished work of Jesus’ death and resurrection on the cross in which we corporately trust. We recognize that as members of both this earthly and heavenly kingdom, it is our sacred duty and trust to bridge the gap between our nation and the Almighty. It has fallen to us, and to our watch, to bear witness of His righteous judgments in the face of impending calamity. We now endeavor to sound the trumpet of a watchman thus commissioned by God and stationed upon the ramparts of our great nation. (Ezekiel 33:1-7)
On behalf of our national sins and to any degree in which we have personally partaken we do now repent for:
Lord we are guilty; we beseech You to have mercy!