I Prayed have prayed
Father, we pray that You would call America back to You and back to prayer. Use President Biden to promote unity in our land, God.

IFA is sharing with you a Facebook post that is an open letter to President Biden in advance of his speech on the “Soul of our Nation.” We invite you to read and share your ideas in the comments.

Mr. President,

It is my understanding you are going to present a pre-written speech tonight on the “Soul of our Nation.” You have stated this on the whitehouse.gov website.

Pray for your fellow intercessor.




Before you address this issue tonight, here are some of my thoughts as a “We The People” member of the United States of America “Body Politic.”

As an American citizen, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (America’s Heartland) and a resident of New York City for 55 years…and as a Christian for over 50 years and a Christian minister of over 35 years…I would like to comment on the “Soul of our Nation”…and make an appeal.

I can only imagine what political nomenclature you will use tonight to describe what you undoubtedly will define as the “lost soul”’ of America; yet, I fear you will utterly “miss the mark” in your comments based upon your career as politician and previous speeches.

As citizen Rev. Timothy James Mercaldo, I speak for thousands upon thousands of Americans who know that our true “soul antidote” for the enmeshed disease destroying our “corporate soul” is NOT “political.” And to be clear, I am a believer in the power and necessity of politics for “good” and “bad” in the administration of our nation, both locally and nationally.

However, let me state clearly and passionately that our underlying “soul solution” is NOT political…it is “Spiritual.” And since there is such confusion about what “spiritual” means in our relativistic and syncretistic American culture, I will define the term “spiritual” as simply and specifically as possible…based on our American Founders’ worldview.

From the very beginning of our American Republic, “spiritual” has found its unique and only source in the Judeo-Christian Bible. And while the Bible has been diminished, misapplied and often misquoted (especially by politicians), it contains the cure to our “lost American soul.”

There are two historical examples of “American soul-sickness” being cured by the Infinite-Personal God Whom you, Mr. President, profess to follow as a Roman Catholic.

They are referred to as “The First and Second Great Awakenings.” And, they took place in the mid 1700’s and then again at the beginning of the 1800’s. America had drifted culturally from God and His blueprint for truly loving and healthy living. So He sent men and women to expose and confront the reality of our national sins and their obvious consequences (i.e., slavery, inattention to poverty, sexual perversion, substance abuse, etc.) God “moved upon” the hearts of scores of Americans who realized their desperate need to turn away from their sins and return back to the God of their Fathers.

This “desperation” and “repentance” (change of mind and heart in alignment with God’s biblical plan and purpose) was central to bringing healing to our Nation and restoring our “National Soul.”

Mr. President, your words tonight will likely point to symptoms of our “soul sickness” in America. Your proposed solutions of climate policies, increased taxes, “green” energy and ever-increasing federal programs are NOT the answer.


The “Lost and Divided Soul” (Soul=mind, will and emotions) of our American Nation will never be healed and united by predictable speeches and failed attempts to force policies on us.

The true healing and unity we need so desperately right now can ONLY be found by turning back to the God of the Bible in true submission to His will and purpose for our lives, personally and nationally as American citizens.

No amount of public policies or “Executive Orders” will authentically address our “National Disease.” This ultimately has nothing to do with you or Donald Trump, for that matter.

We are broken as a Nation. We need a doctor to fix us. And that “Doctor” is the “Great Physician.” Only He can heal the root problem of our Body Politic. I appeal to you and urge you to change your disposition and align yourself with your predecessor, President Abraham Lincoln. Here is what he wrote and established decades ago and is all the more applicable today…please, Mr. Biden – with all due respect – consider calling all Americans to a day of prayer for the sake of our “American Soul.” Please read and consider what President Lincoln did when America was in National crisis. Are we not in a National crisis now?


March 30, 1863

By the President of the United States of America – Abraham Lincoln

“A Proclamation
Whereas the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the supreme authority and just government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations, has by a resolution requested the President to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation; and

Whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord;

And, insomuch as we know that by His divine law nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown.

But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.

It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.

Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do by this my proclamation designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer. And I do hereby request all the people to abstain on that day from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite at their several places of public worship and their respective homes in keeping the day holy to the Lord and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.

All this being done in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the divine teachings that the united cry of the nation will be heard on high and answered with blessings no less than the pardon of our national sins and the restoration of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 30th day of March, A. D. 1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-seventh.”

By the President:
WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State


Mr. President – as a citizen of the “Divided States of America,” I ask you genuinely to call us to pray and suggest September 11 as such a day to focus on our “spiritual needs” in order to root out the “sins and encumbrances” that are the true cause of our “American Lost Soul”…please…do this before it is too late, if it isn’t already.


Rev. Timothy James Mercaldo

How are you praying for revival? For President Biden? Share below.

(From Rev. Timothy James Mercaldo on Facebook. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Ellen Hoffman
September 3, 2022

Oh Jesus, please answer this prayer! It seems as though President Biden’s heart is hardened. He was raised to know Your scripture and your ethics. Please bombard him with Your Word! Bring it to mind! Remind him of Your values! Change his heart and bring him to his knees!!

September 2, 2022

I fully agree with Rev. Mercado.
Lord, help us all to acknowledge our personal and national sins and ask you to once again bless America.

Lori Meed
September 2, 2022

Excellent diagnosis and prescription for healing!

September 2, 2022

I truly appreciate & stand in agreement with Rev. Mercaldo’s letter & appeal.
After watching much of the content of Mr. Biden’s speech, I still cannot bring myself to refer to him as president. Almost everything in the scripted speech gave no indicators that unity was important to Biden. His veiled attack on certain members of our nation….was anything but veiled. Sadly, his speechwriters, which most likely work for the deep state, are trying to use force & threat (like a roaring lion) as a tool for what they perceive, to be, unity. Biden’s claim to being a practicing Catholic in good standing has been demolished. It’s merely a label. A vote getting tool. A balm for some deceived supporters.
We are witnessing the end result of 50 years of continual compromise as a politician. We are witnessing what happens when an individual gives themselves over to become a servant of their own greed & selfish interest.
I’ve always hoped & prayed that Biden would find integrity & character & strength to repent…and then properly lead our nation. I don’t see it. I’m not saying it can’t still happen. But none of the signs are there. There seems to be no one within the administration, with courage, to stand up & call for it. It’s tragic, sad & heartbreaking to watch.
God reminded me (almost daily) that when something “foundational”, something of critical importance I.E. – leadership)… is started & built on lie(s) or falsehoods, it cannot succeed. That is His word. Such is this presidency & administration. We have to go back to the “root of establishment” – it’s a place that we, as God’s people, must attack in prayer to bring down strongholds. Those roots (lies, deception, falsehoods), have been encased in concrete….and God’s people must jackhammer daily in prayer to break them apart and haul the debris away. That’s our responsibility, as given by You, God.
*Lord, you’ve called us to live in repentance & humility. We cannot allow lies and falsehoods to be a part of us. We reject them Lord because You have called us to live a life pleasing to You. Give us the strength to press forward Lord God. We pray for leaders at every level to see their need for You and to call upon You for salvation and direction. If they refuse Your call, please Lord begin the process of removing them from power, from their title and from influence. We ask for Your perfect justice to preside over those who have willingly deceived our nation through criminal activity & darkness in their hearts. That includes the people who are hidden in secret – remove them & bring Your justice. Save those that show willingness to Your call. We ask for Your mercy & forgiveness for our nation. Raise up David’s, Joshua’s, Deborah’s, Esther’s, Paul’s, etc. to lead us boldly forward.
We ask this in Your holy name Lord… amen.

    September 2, 2022

    Oh CN I say a thousand AMENs to this prayer!!!! You covered it all!!! God bless you!!

September 2, 2022

Faithful Father,

As much as I didn’t want to tune in to our “Divider in Chief” last night, I sadly did. I saw so much “red” in the background of Biden’s accusing, angry and lying lips You painted quite a very vivid picture for me. We need YOUR sacrificial, shed blood to wash across our country from coast to coast – WE NEED YOU!💔🤍💙

Humbly agreeing with you in prayer, Reverend Timothy and Abe.

September 1, 2022

Praying for you for wisdom and righteousness.

Diana Scott
September 1, 2022

My pastor mentioned in a warning you to my church 10-12 years ago that we needed to pray for the soul of iurt nation. It took this long they to the rest of the nation

Peter Rohdin
September 1, 2022

Excellent article Tim. My concern is that we as a nation and to some degree the church in the U.S. have moved far away from what it means to humble ourselves and pray. I fear the corrective measures that may need to happen before we embrace true levels of humility and repentance.

Stephanie Ashurst
September 1, 2022

Reverend Timothy James Mercaldo is correct. Revival is desperately needed and good leadership from the top to encourage our hearts back to God should be presented by the President and all leaders at every level of government, at every appropriate event.
Our legislators should also be presenting laws which support and promote Christianity. The old idea of separation of church and state should be erased from the statute now.
Also, the prosecution of the usual suspects should take place immediately. God cannot have favor on a nation that practices two forms of justice: i.e. one for the wealthy and one for those who cannot pay their way out. After all, His throne is based on justice and righteousness. Fairness is very close to His heart.

Larry Kirk
September 1, 2022

Yes LORD, yes, unworthy though we be, I/we plead for divine Mercies to be poured out upon us. May the name of JESUS be lifted high. And rightly respected. We have blatantly disrespected and violated instructions of our loving HEAVENLY FATHER.
Please SIR, please hear us from our humbled position as we come into full agreement with what Rev. Timothy James Mercaldo has written.
ABBA FATHER, please work your miraculous power and move upon President Biden causing him to repent and to heed the request for another national day of humiliation and prayer.

Anna Van Elswyk
September 1, 2022

Thank you and yes; we as a nation need a time of fasting and prayer. We need to repent of our sin of failing to honor the sanctity of life, failure to honor marriage, family and teach our young children to love God first.

Lorraine D De Cuyper
September 1, 2022

This is a wonderful and most effective inspiration. A nation at prayer will be a nation at peace. I believe that we all need to be praying daily for our nation. A leader who calls people to prayer can be a more effective leader. God does reward those who choose God over the world.
However, I don’t believe that the current state of the nation or the world is God’s punishment. People who disregard God and commit sin, bring on themselves the disasters in human relations that we experience. Our breaking with God allows evil powers to enter and create chaos and deepen the disconnect and ill will between and among people. We must repent and turn back to the supreme law of Love of God and Neighbor to which Jesus calls us.
Our God is a just and loving God who calls us to love unconditionally as He does. He doesn’t inflict evil punishment on us. People choose it out of their ignorance and lust for all the wrong things. Let us pray that those who turn to prayer will pray for healing among ourselves, rather than a “cease and desist” on God’s part. He is always offering us the good that we desire and the mercy that we need.

Paulette C Mahoney
September 1, 2022

God is the only answer to what is happening in this nation.
Who can you trust Senators calling the people to go to the
streets if President Trump gets arrested? Republicans that
go along to get along, how many of our elected officials are
connected to China, who is killing our youth, stealing intellectual
property and buying our farm land?

Rob Kapsar
September 1, 2022

Very well put. I would add that what Joe Biden shares is meaningless because it is always political and he is a lost soul. We will know others by their fruit, not their religion, nor political affiliation. What Joe Biden needs is to truly repent from his false knowledge of our holy God, and his personal list of sins. He needs deep soul repentance and a crying out to our Father God of all righteousness to heal his dirty heart. He must become truly born again. Then he needs to seek God’s face with an obedient heart as to what his next move as President should be. We need to pray for him, not so much about his policies, but for his soul.

Rich Swingle
September 1, 2022

So well written, Rev. Timothy! Praying it gets through to him and for this to be a model of how to correspond with those we don’t agree with.


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