Prayer of Repentance
On September 15 CUPA (Christians Uniting for Political Action) will be hosting our 3rd annual Pastors and Politics conference. Our theme will center on the “Prayer of Repentance”. We believe that the first step on the road to recovery is for the Church to repent for withdrwing from the political arena, which we have termed political apostasy. If you are convicted as I am, be prepared to sign this document and attend the conference for a public and formal signing. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Read below)
Prayer of Repentance
Lord God, You commissioned the Church to represent Your kingdom on the earth, and we have abandoned our responsibility. We have failed to hold high the scepter of Your righteousness in the midst of a godless culture. We have remained silent while evil presided and prevailed over our institutions and permeated our laws. We confess that our silence in the past empowered the forces of evil, enabling them to grasp the reins of control over laws and institutions. Still today, we witness a gross darkness sweeping over the land. Yet, we remain silent. Our only weapon against this menace is the sword of Your Truth. But, because we have not proclaimed it, we have no defense against the evil.
FORGIVE US FOR FAILING OUR COMMUNITIES
We have forsaken our responsibility as gate keepers and watchmen on the wall. • We have not addressed our leaders, from our local governments to Washington D.C., with Your Laws and Precepts. • Our nation is being plundered from within and the hearts of our children are being turned against all that is good. • We have been silent regarding the exploitation of the poor through crippling welfare policies. • We have remained silent when our government has used unjust weights and measures resulting in the theft from all who labor and own property.
FORGIVE US FOR FAILING OUR CONGREGATIONS
We have allowed those whom You have placed in our care to go unchallenged when they support policies and people who oppose Your Laws and Precepts. • We have held our tongues in the pulpit in exchange for peace within our congregations. • We have censored Your people by submitting to our fear of man. • We have not encouraged the saints to engage in servant leadership within our communities.
FORGIVE US FOR FAILING OUR CHILDREN
We have sacrificed our children on the altar of secular humanism by allowing our educational institutions to be transformed into secular establishments. • We have cut off the next generation from our historical and spiritual roots. • We have permitted our children to sit under an onslaught of sexual immorality disguised as education. • We have excused our schools from teaching our children the U.S. Constitution, our nation’s history, and our Christian heritage. • We have allowed our children to be conditioned to accept multiculturalism, fraudulent environmentalism, secular humanism, situational ethics, and homosexuality in place of the absolute Truth of Your Word.
Therefore Lord God …
FORGIVE US FOR FAILING YOU!
AS A DECLARATION OF OUR REPENTANCE, WE PLEDGE TO:
- Fall on our knees before You, asking forgiveness and pleading for courage and strength to repent of our sins.
- Take responsibility to make clear and charge our congregations to uphold the Biblical position on public policy.
- Stand visibly in support of those who oppose evil and tyranny in our communities. • Protect our children from destruction of their souls through ungodly indoctrination of their minds.
- Engage in the battle to restore the name of Jesus Christ to its rightful place in our culture – as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Lord God, with our signatures placed hereon below, we claim Your Power and Might and by the authority given to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we commit our minds, hearts and resources to the furtherance of Your Kingdom, in this and to future generations.