It is a sad state of affairs when we have to choose from worse to worst instead of better and best candidates. Bald faced lies were said smiling behind podiums. Slurs and surmises took the place of honest discussion of the issues. If it is an issue of true equality, we should not even consider a candidate because of their gender or race, but only qualifications. We do not need token candidates, but someone who will lead our country back from the brink instead of staying behind the wheel heading for disaster.
But it is me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer. I need reverence for you, revival from you, longing after your precepts, delighting in them and understanding them in order to observe them with my whole heart. Your kingdom come, Your will be done.
Yes, our nation needs prayer. It would be so foreign in our country's discourse if a leader followed along parroting these words of King David. It would be as tense and unwelcome as the Israeli Prime Minister in the Oval Office in the current administration. But is there anything we need more than what this Psalmist is crying out for? No, I don't think so. One nation under God, indivisible is becoming a lost cause without God intervening. Our only hope is "If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray, then will I hear their prayers and heal their land." That's how God sends revival. So there you have it.