2 Chronicles 6:24-25 MSG
When your people Israel are beaten by an enemy because they’ve sinned against you, but then turn to you and acknowledge your rule in prayers desperate and devout in this Temple, Listen from your home in heaven; forgive the sin of your people Israel, return them to the land you gave to them and their ancestors.
Is it possible that we might apply this passage to the loss of a moral compass? When one politician declares that asylum seekers, who do not want to be housed in a barge, should "**** off back to France," and another defends him because he has spoken with the 'righteous indignation" supported by most people in the UK, I think a moral compass has been lost. We have been beaten down by our enemies if we accept such things. We are in a dangerous place if religious language is used in this way. There is nothing righteous in mistreating the needy, nothing righteous at all. For a politician to so corrupt the nature of God by associating God as being against asylum seekers is a disgrace. I am citizen for whom the minister does not speak. Indeed, righteous anger is kindled in me against being tarred with that brush. My God stands on the side of asylum seekers. Indeed, my Lord Jesus was one!
The passage speaks of repentance. How much does our nation need to repent when such language is both used by those in power and is accepted by many as "righteous.'
Lord God Almighty, we turn to you, we return to you and ask for the grace of forgiveness. Amen.