America began with God, but now they dishonor His Name. Therefore, America has become full of darkness and violence! Our leaders and our judges think no one can touch them. They have eyes only for greed and dishonesty. They say, “Who is the Lord? Why should I listen to Him?” They scoff and speak only evil; in their pride they slander my Lord’s name.
I see them prosper despite their wickedness and they seem to live such painless lives. They don’t have troubles like other people. They wear their pride like a jeweled necklace and have everything their hearts could ever wish for!
Forgive me Lord, for my heart is bitter. I get torn up inside when I see evil called good and good called evil. Lord, in Your word You said, “In the last days people will turn away from the truth, and will follow deceptive teachings.” You remind me that when people refuse to listen to You they become more evil and violent. But You Lord uphold Your righteous ones!