In the midst of a city with escalating immorality and increasing public wickedness, nearly two thousand Christians gathered in San Francisco for a time of open repentance and prayer. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend this prayer rally, which was appropriately named America Return to God.
The powerful message on true repentance, the need for one accord, and the power of crying out was perfect preparation for the time of prayer that followed. Surrounded by a multitude of believers sincerely and fervently lifting up their families, their churches, and their nation, I was reminded of the promise in II Chronicles 7:14:
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (II Chronicles 7:14).
Judgment must begin at the house of God. (See I Peter 4:17.) Do Christians really believe that marriage is one man and one woman for life? We don’t seem to act like it. Our generation is quickly losing its moral compass. This is why it was so encouraging for me to join with so many other believers in repentance and prayer as they stood for truth in a very dark world.