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Recent studies by the American Culture and Faith Institute have noted that no matter how you measure it, people are eager to arrive at new solutions because we are leery of our own government. Six out of ten Americans are angry about the state of the nation. Two out of three contend that the government cannot be trusted to do what is in the best interests of the country. Seventy percent say that government has too much control over our lives. Huge majorities of the people argue that the United States is moving in the wrong direction on at least three important fronts: politically, morally, and culturally.

So if we are in a democratic republic, why aren’t things changing for the better?

One reason is that we lack leadership that is coalescing the people around a positive, shared vision of America. We experience that paucity of leadership everyday, as Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, Christians and non-Christians, Millennials and Boomers, whites and non-whites express their divergent perspectives and refuse to give an inch. Without strong leaders casting a compelling portrait of a superior future and shows us how we can move forward, that existing animosity will not end.

But another crucial component of our national stalemate is the large share of the voting-age population that is disengaged from the multifaceted battle of worldviews. These people are the tiebreakers. But they refuse to show up.

There are two key segments of the disengaged. The first is those who have moderate views – i.e., obstinate ambivalence – on both politics and theology (31% of the adult population). They will not take stands on the important issues of the day, from immigration to abortion, from the veracity of the Bible to the role of Jesus Christ in modern life.

The second segment is people who are not registered to vote and pay little attention to political news and information (21%). There are times when all of us get frustrated with the political system and its players, and harbor ill-will toward the biased media. But rather than work through the garbage and distortions in the pipeline, the disengaged retire from the game altogether.

Obviously, these two groups are kissing cousins. In total, 35% of adults fit one or both of those categories.

Their ambivalence is obvious when you see that:

  • They are less likely to feel angry about the state of the nation: 47% vs. 70% among other adults
  • They are less likely to have an opinion about President Trump’s current job performance
  • They are more than twice as likely as other Americans to give President Trump a middling grade (a “C”) or to have no opinion about his first year’s performance in office
  • They are much less likely to claim that they are actively working for the positive transformation of American society

Why are such a bland feelings and lack of participation a problem to harp on? Because, unfortunately, this group of absentee citizens may hold the future of our nation in their hands.

We are essentially in a political impasse and they hold the tiebreaking vote. Imagine if the U.S. Senate had an evenly-divided floor vote and the Vice President refused to show up to cast the deciding ballot. What would we call the VP? Irresponsible. Abandoning his civic duty. Wreckless. Uncaring. Derelict in his duties.

Conservatives and liberals want to change America. But the Disengaged, through their apathy and ignorance, are effectively destroying it.  (To read the entire article by George Barna, CLICK HERE.)

  • Pray that godly leadership would emerge in all spheres of culture to champion godly values and righteous living.
  • Pray for the zeal of the Lord to capture the hearts of the younger generation to turn this nation back to God.
  • Pray for voices to emerge who can articulate issues clearly and educate voters on critical issues that affect everyone.
  • Pray that believers would acknowledge their apathy and stir one another to become change agents in our society.
  • Pray for the Church to demonstrate the kingdom of God with the power of God’s love and a unified authority that brings lasting change.
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Carol L. Baird
August 12, 2018

Heavenly Father, I pray on the blood of Jesus for America and the American people! Also, heal the division that currently exists in our nation due major differences in opinions that are causing many of our problems nowadays!

Roland Boyce
August 6, 2018

Amen! These prayers will be answered as God honors the righteous remnant serves as a restraining force against evil!

Felicia Penner
August 6, 2018

Father God, i would like to ask you to make “Death of a Nation” a very popular movie. Draw the apathetic populous of this Nation to it so they might start to understand why they feel so disengaged; because they have been so lied to and have no personal discernment. Father God, may all those that need a “shot in the arm” to do their civic duty in voting be drawn to this movie, Lord. And as this truth penetrates their heart, may it cultivate the ground there to receive the gospel truth also. In Jesus name, Amen

Elizabeth Harcey
August 5, 2018

Lord Jesus, I pray in your Holy Name that You will raise up those who will be Prayer Warriors for this Nation now and in the weeks ahead that we the people will turn back to God, confess our sin, forsake our wicked way, and live for you!
Save us I pray, in your holy Name,
Elizabeth Harcey

Felicia Penner
July 31, 2018

Lord God, i would ask that you would wake up your church in America to their civic duty. I lift up the Melliniels and pray that you would lead them out of deception. I thank you for the “walk away” movement and hope it continues. i ask that you would give a hunger for truth for these apathetic individuals, that they would seek it out, i would ask that you would bind the spirit of fear that keeps people, Christian and non, with their heads in the sand. I pray that as the political deception is lifted and truth is understood, that the deception regarding Jesus would also be lifted and that these people would come alive to the love of God and their great need for a Savior. Give us Godly leadership Lord, and bring a revival to us. Help the citizens of the USA not to give up hope and to know their vote counts. In Jesus name, Amen

May L. Scocco
July 30, 2018

Simple words and common sense give us guidelines for daily life.
Listen to good advice and grow in wisdom. Wisdom is the ability
to see life with rare objectivity and to handle life with rare stability.
we then can respond to life with calm confidence. There is then a
remarkable absence of fear. We are not seized with panic. It is the
ability to live above the drag of human opinion to horizontal perspective.
spend time away from the television.

Nancy Connolley
July 27, 2018

LORD God, I ask that You would bring Your children together, especially those whom You have placed in leadership in our nation. That You would enable them to use their platforms to describe Your picture of a future America that is grounded on Your precepts. I ask that You would help them to clearly explain how we all can move toward that goal, so that even those “sitting on the fence” would understand and be motivated to be involved. For Your glory, Amen.

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