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Father, we desire that there would be integrity and truth once again in our nation and government. May those qualities be valued in our leaders. May those who seek to be truthful and lead with integrity be elevated in our nation.

I truly wish I could trust the government to make the best decisions for “we the people.”  But how do we trust a government which has proven themselves duplicitous time and again?

It seems I am not alone in feeling this way.

According to Pew Research Center, in 1965 over 75% of the public trusted their government to make the right choices for the people of the United States. However, in the most recent poll for 2021, public trust has plummeted to a mere 25%.

What is happening to our world? Can trust in our leaders effectively be restored?

When people lose their faith in a spouse, the marriage collapses.  Does the same thing happen when we lose faith in the leaders of our nation?

Social trust is a must if our land can continue to prosper.

Social trust is believing the other person will do what they said they would do and that it would be done in the best interest of all the people involved.

According to the Deloitte Study, “Trust can be built and sustained by demonstrating two foundational attributes—delivering on the promise, all the time, with competence, and doing so with good intent. Competence refers to the ability to execute, to follow through on what you say you will do. Intent refers to the meaning behind a leader’s actions: acting from a place of genuine empathy and true care for the wants and needs of stakeholders.”

As we consider the issue of social trust we must first ask, “Have we seen governmental leaders in office delivering on a promise with good intent?”

I would have to say no.  Questions continue to loom concerning COVID-19 and the truth about the virus, where it began, how it spreads and what will ultimately stop it.

In addition, much of the nation lost faith and hope when the election fraud was mishandled by those in leadership.  Fraud was evident and is now being proven as we see the results of the forensic audit in Arizona’s Maricopa county now reveal more than 200,000 fraudulent votes for Biden effectively giving Trump the win in Arizona.) However, initially our elected officials and leaders turned their back on the truth, refusing to even look at the problem. They certified a disputed vote, unwilling to investigate. This bred great distrust among voters.

While restoration of trust is hard to imagine, America will only remain strong if trust in our leaders, both elected and appointed, is rebuilt.

According to the Pew Outreach polls, eight out of ten people asked still believe it is possible to increase our trust in elected officials and government leaders.  How do we do this?  Where do we start?

With prayer and intercession.  God alone restores and He will, if we continue to pray.  The prayer of a righteous man makes great power available, dynamic in it’s working.  We must never forget, we serve a God with whom, nothing is impossible and all things are possible to him who believes.  We believe.

Not only do I believe, but I have a promise from God. It is our firm foundation on which we can stand during these turbulent times.

As I watched the fireworks splash across the sky on the fourth of July this year, God spoke to me, “This nation will once again be the envy of all nations.”  I am holding onto that promise.

So, how do we pray?

  • Pray for more disclosure and transparency:

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed (Jn 3:19-20.)

He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy (Prv 28:13.)

  • Pray for higher levels of accountability:

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account (Heb 4:13.)

I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings (Jer 17:10.)

  • Pray for term limits and restrictions:

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place (Acts 17:26.)

You set a boundary that they may not pass over, so that they will not return to cover the earth (Ps 104:9.)

  • Pray for greater honesty and integrity among leaders:

He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known (Prv 10:9.)

The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them (Prv 11:3.)

Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation (Ps 24:3-5.)

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks was once quoted saying, “A world of truth is a world of trust and vice versa.” Will we once again have a world of truth and trust?  I pray so. Won’t you join me?

Author Kim Potter is a writer and the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged or disappointed by the circumstances of life, imparting hope. To receive her daily inspirational writings, go to www.anewthingministries.com

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John
August 9, 2022

This is why we have the second amendment. Our USA Government not longer supports it’s citizens. We have a two tiered system now. Democrats walk and Republicans get harassed. It now looks as if the founders had it correct then they implemented the 2nd amendment.

At the rate we are going people will be using it regularly within the next year or so. Presently we really don’t know who is in charge. Not that it makes a big difference because they are all much less than honest. I have friends who are keeping their guns oiled and their ammo dry. I haven’t reached that point yet but I can see it on the horizon. Republicans are going to jail or being persecuted because of their beliefs. Not because of something they have done. Is this what two wars were fought for? To give the elite more power and money. Our politicians are for sale. Depending on whether they are liberal or conservative, The price will vary. The speaker uses her power to enrich herself. The Presidents family enriches them selves with no problem.

Our Justice Department in now a joke. Get out of jail free cards to those who are communists. (Oops Socialists) I remember when our many of our politicians had honor and a conscience. Those days seem to be long gone.
The powers will now go after those who disagree with them. This experiment in democracy seems to be a failure. Im pretty sure those who fought in two wars to preserve our system are regretting their stand. My heart aches for those who gave their lives for a system that now only rewards the cheaters. I’m just one small voice crying out. Hopefully others will join and We can get back to our constitution. It served us well for a couple hundred years. It now seems that the bad guys are running everything.
We have a demented president, who frequently doesn’t know where or who he is.

I’ll be gone by the end of this year. Cancer kind of gives me an escape. But I do feel sorry for my children and grandchildren. I actually feel relief because of that.

Some years ago I was visiting Russia. When I mentioned some some inconsistencies about poor people on the street begging. I was told *F** them they did it to themselves. My children I think are smart enough to escape but my grandchildren won’t be adult enough
When the system Collapses. Which I feel is will be within then next 5 or so years.

I guess I should keep my M1 or M16 ready because I feel a revolution on the horizon.

Lynn
August 1, 2021

My husband’s liberal daughter, who is now a doctor, who was Ivy League brainwashed, has total trust in the government . She thinks we are uneducated, working class, didn’t go to college therefore we just don’t understand. It’s the highly educated who seem to be the most misled & unwise. I pray for this poor girl every day. She is miserable & unhappy with her life. When I feel overwhelmed by everything, I remember that none of this is overwhelming to God.

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Margaret Macon
July 28, 2021

Nehemiah 6:15/16 The wall was completed. When all our enemies heard about this and the surrounding nations saw it, our enemies lost confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.
The battle is not ours. We are responsible to keep praying.

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Marsha
July 28, 2021

Father, in Jesus’s Name, I pray for ALL of the elected officials in the Congress, as well as state congresses; those who had been blinded, medicated spiritually to go to sleep concerning the voting fraud of this last election, whether Democrats or Republicans,—-
That they be shaken loose from their slumber, that they wake up to all deception, being dumbed down by lying and deceiving rhetoric. Let their ears be unstopped….and opened to the truth.
I bind powers and principalities and rulers of wickedness in high places of sleepiness, deception, delusion, stupor, false self importance and ignorance off these men and women and their families…in Jesus’s Name.
Promulgate your truth into their lives. Let them be importuned in their daily lives to run across information that they have shut themselves down from hearing.
Awaken their consciences through the sprinkling of the blood of the Lamb on their hearts to the truth of massive voter fraud evidence.
Give them an ear to hear the other side. To pick up these incoming communications… and store these things in their hearts.
Free them from herd mentality and every false yoke of man. Shake them lose from the unholy alignment and agreements they have partner into, and probe their heart’s in their sleep. Bring people into their lives who will speak the truth to them in love and who will speak frankly to them, in Jesus’s Name.
Amen

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MN
July 27, 2021

The institution of government is God ordained but at present, we are witnessing unchecked corruption, pride and arrogant hatred from officials as never before. There are certain individuals that are so lost, compromised and given over to evil deception that I don’t know if God can get through to them. One thing is for sure – God is going to deal severely with those who are and have willingly lied, deceived and used their positions of responsibility for selfish purposes.
**Lord we pray that You would begin to remove those who have purposely abused their positions, willingly lied to the people, forsaken You and your laws and become arrogant and proud in doing so. We pray that You Lord would continue to raise up Davids, Esther’s, Nehemiah’s, Deborah’s, Solomons, etc. because not only does our nation need You Lord but we need leaders again who don’t compromise, have a servants heart and have a deep desire to uphold the laws of our land. In your name we pray… amen.

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Pauline
July 27, 2021

It would take the Lord, to restore truth to our government and in our nation! He, alone, is able!

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Santos Garcia, Jr.
July 27, 2021

Anyone who has observed to our horror the corrupt actions of the Obama/Biden admin. for 8 years, and now see daily the destructive antichristian & anti-Constitution policies of the illegimate Biden occupation over the past six months- cannot in good conscience agree that our precious America is being well served. On the contrary the destruction of our nation is in full view for anyone who dares to investigate the obvious.

Our founding Fathers were clear and explicit that any attempt to subvert our Constitution & Bill of Rights by a Federal or State government body MUST be vigorously resisted and rejected. Please consider William Federer’s “America’s GOD & Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations”. Emphatically NO! I do not trust our current Federal government, and also recognize that our ‘Intelligence community’ and the mainstream media are now extensions of the Democrat/Socialist party.

Israel was severely judged by YHVH GOD for worshipping the false god Baal, and ‘passing their children through the fire’ in the many thousands. WE have called evil good and legalized abortion on demand… now even full-term ‘executions’… with over 65 million innocent babies lost! Thankfully the true church pleading for Divine Mercy is the ONLY deterrent to severe Divine Judgment landing on all our heads. YHVH GOD is NOT mocked, whatever one sows, that will he or she reap. Will we see 70 million adult lives destroyed in retribution for our GRAVE national sin?

Consider this excellent book: https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/i-am-remnant-book-review/
From the back cover- “Throughout history GOD has used small, powerful groups who have stayed true to Him to transform culture, government, and even the spiritual climate of a nation. The Bible calls them remnants. Today GOD continues to set apart men and women who will rise up, speak out, and lead. He is waiting for you. This IS your moment. Time is running out, and your voice is needed to transform the world with a message from the Throne of GOD. Like Samuel, you must accept the mantle GOD has for you. Will you accept the call?“

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    CN
    July 27, 2021

    Amen Santos. I sense God has placed that burden on me and I’m learning, as each day passes, how to answer that call. My sincere hope is that the people who are lukewarm within our churches will feel God’s prompting and answer the call. God isn’t concerned with eloquent speech or some of the things we seem preoccupied with….He just wants a willing heart and a burning desire to see our nation turn back to God Almighty.

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      Santos Garcia, Jr.
      July 28, 2021

      So very true. I believe that there is a separation in the professing church that will manifest in growing measure between the lukewarm seeker-sensitive ministries, and those that focus on the Holy Scriptures, repentance, and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. LORD bless and protect you and your loved ones in these very troubling times. https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2007/06/29/the-key-to-evangelism/

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Denise
July 27, 2021

Lord,

“Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. But, no power will stand against You! You are THE ALL POWERFUL, ALMIGHTY, EVERLASTING, SOVEREIGN GOD! Yet You know our fears reminding us time and time again to fear not. You have promised that You will never leave us nor forsake us (Deut. 31:6, Heb 13b, Joshua 1:5).
Psalm 118:6, “ what can mere mortals do to me? The Lord is for me, I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Jehovah is on my side.” And Heb 13:6, “ so we may boldly say; the Lord is my helper; I will not fear, what can man do to me? “. “ I do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both body and soul in hell.” (Matt 10:28) Lord God, keep our eyes fixed on You. Holy Spirit, strengthen us! Make us bold for the Gospel of Truth and give us comfort and confidence in Your power! You rule over all things and You will not allow injustice, and evil to go unpunished! We pray that those in authority will come to the full knowledge of their need for Jesus Christ and that they will repent as the days grow darker. Please Lord, provide many opportunities for them to find Truth! Bombard their hearts and minds with the knowledge of their sin and need for repentance. Send to them the message of hope through all means possible! We ask in Jesus Name! Amen

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Laura K
July 27, 2021

I have NO TRUST AT ALL in this government or the people ruining our lives with their decisions.

We have sinned and continue to do so in ever increasingly abhorrent ways.

Lord God have mercy on this nation and bring hearts to turn back to You and Your ways in true sorrow and repentance for what we are doing.

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Jeanie
July 27, 2021

The government is not supposed to make decisions for us. That is socialism/communism! The government should NOT be trusted. They are there to protect our freedom and right to make our own choices.Our Republic needs to be restored as it was intended and people educated about how to understand the freedoms in the constitution.

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Sharon Culp
July 27, 2021

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Psalm 140:4-13 Guard me, I Lord, from the hands of the wicked;preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet. ….6.I say to the Lord, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my pleas For mercy, I Lord! 7. I Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head In the day of battle.8Grant not, I Lord, the desires of the wicked;do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted Selah. ……..12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted and will execute justice for the needy. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name; the upright shall dwell in your presence.

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    john
    August 9, 2022

    My prayer is to find a way to a lawful country and make a home there.
    I\m doing research on the countries that I would feel comfortable
    moving to. I feel the USA has gone beyond god’s reach.

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