Father, today I pray the words of your servant, Isaiah, because they are so fitting for our society 2700 or so years after he wrote them.
“Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not overtake us; we hope for light, and behold, darkness, and for brightness, but we walk in gloom. We grope for the wall like the blind; we grope like those who have no eyes; we stumble at noon as in the twilight, among those in full vigor we are like dead men. We all growl like bears; we moan and moan like doves; we hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities: transgressing, and denying the Lord, and turning back from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words. Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.” (Isaiah 59:9-15 ESV)
Yet, you promised a Redeemer for those who turn from transgression, and He came 700 or so years later. I ask for your promise of His return. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will, Father. Amen