Respect

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Daily Prompt:  Present

I sit alone quietly
Praying for peace.
Peace in the present
And in the future.
Violence has taken over
In our schools.
Children are dying.
Why is this so?
Has God left us
To walk this earth alone?
Or have we left God
Thinking we don’t need Him?
A foolish thought
I know.
He gave us life
To cherish and honor Him.
He made us in His image.
So why do we turn away
From His ways?

Are mortal pleasures and hate
More important than our
Immortal souls?
I think it is time
For God to be invited
Back into our lives,
Our schools, our government
And our world.
The time for self-gratification
Is long past.
It’s time we put others
Before ourselves.
Time for respect.
Respect for God, self, authority,
And for life itself.

 

The Latest Assault

Daily Prompt:  Interest

 

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Photo from The Telegraph

 

It is with great interest and sadness that I recall the terrible ordeal that has happened in Las Vegas this past weekend.  Interest because I just cannot imagine being pushed to the point of committing senseless murder.  In my mind, I have to believe that the man was sick.  There is no other explanation for his actions.  It is inconceivable to me that one’s life can have such little meaning so as to cause you to express your anger in this way.  I find I need an answer.

Or is it the work of the devil?  I believe he exists and he works tirelessly to corrupt our lives causing havoc and despair.  Is what so many have said true?  Is our country in a deluge of evil spirits?  Are the many visionaries right that we are in for a terrible chastisement because of our fondness for self-gratification and immorality? Is God losing patience with us?  I hope not.  I pray that He will continue to shed His light on us, to gently guide us to become the country we once were.

Satanic worship, blasphemes, the murder of innocent children, and discrimination have become commonplace in this country.  Respect for life has disappeared.  How much longer can we continue on this self-destructive path?  I worry for my grandchildren.  This country was founded on Christian principles.  It’s about time we get back to them because I am very afraid that if we don’t, we will cease to exist.

Wanda