Confessing the Sins of the Nation

By Anne Graham Lotz   •   June 8, 2017   •   Topics:

Anne Graham Lotz speaks on the need for repentance and prayer.

EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 4, National Day of Prayer Task Force Chairman Anne Graham Lotz said this at the U.S. Capitol building observance: “Our nation is in trouble,” Lotz said. “It’s almost mind-blowing that America has to have an executive order to guarantee religious liberty in America, which shows how far we have fallen from our foundation of faith in the living God. And I believe the chaos and the confusion, the anger, the animosity, the division and the polarization is evidence that God is backing away. And He’s warned us again and again, if we forsake Him, He will forsake us.”

She led the national gathering in the following confession of sin:

  • We confess our foolishness of denying You as the one true, living God, our Creator to whom we are accountable, living as though our lives are a cosmic accident with no eternal significance, purpose or meaning.
  • We confess we no longer fear You, and thus we have not even the beginning of wisdom with which to handle the vast knowledge we possess.
  • We confess to believing that the prosperity of our nation is because we are great, while refusing to acknowledge that all blessings come from Your hand.
  • We confess that we depend upon our military might and our weapons systems to protect us from harm and danger, while denying, defying and ignoring You.
  • We confess that we have succumbed to the pressure of pluralism in our desire to be inclusive, so that we honor other gods as though You are just one of many.
  • We confess that we have allowed the material blessings You have given us to deceive us into thinking we don’t need You.
  • We confess that we feel entitled to what someone else has earned instead of taking responsibility for ourselves and our families as we trust in You.
  • We confess that we live as though material wealth and prosperity will bring happiness.
  • We confess our greed that has run up trillions of dollars of national debt.
  • We confess our arrogance and pride that has led us to think we are sufficient in ourselves.
  • We confess our national addiction to sex, to money, to pleasure, to entertainment, to pornography, to technology, to drugs, to alcohol, to food, to television, to popularity, to ourselves.
  • We confess that we have marginalized truth and mainstreamed lies.
  • We confess that we have become one nation under many gods, divided and polarized, with license to sin and justice that often does not follow the rule of law.

May God have mercy on us.


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  1. Ethel Landry says:

    Beautiful prayer of confession and repentance. God bless you!

  2. Mark B G says:

    Glory to God Almighty. May the Peace of Jesus sustain us and may we be found faithful at the appointed hour of the Lord’s glorious second coming, which is very soon.

  3. Annette Rayneau says:

    To be humble before the Lord. Thank you so much Anne.

  4. Maria says:

    We confess that and repent that so many of us allowed our children to rule our homes! Instead of being a parent we became their friends! Forgive us heavenly father!

  5. Annette says:

    Praise God we have mentors like Anne Graham Lotz! Our Lord and king is so good and loving! Let’s get on our knees right now and thank Him for salvation, life, breath, health, His word and the dear people He has placed in our lives. Then, join me as we repent together of what we have done and ask for His forgiveness. Carry on soldiers with blessings & favor as you walk with and for Him!

  6. Carl Young says:

    Thank God for you and your message.