If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land,
2 Chronicles 7:14
God certainly makes a difference to the land after peace has been made. When Pope John Paul II celebrated a mass at Auschwitz birds were heard to sing for the first time since the infamous acts of destruction occurred during World War II. There is a connection between healing the land and restoring relationships with God. I believe that by restoring right relationships with God the land itself will be healed. I believe that our land is restless for peace and stillness. I see young people regularly during my work in the community in London who have no sense of responsibility or sense of self worth by getting drunk and behaving without conscience towards others. I find this sad and at times exhausting often wondering to what depths will our nation have to suffer before people actually start to wonder whether God really makes a difference.
Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it.
I continue to pray and intercede for a spirit of repentance to fall upon our nation and that we can heal our land of the curse placed upon it by our very public betrayal of Israel from 1917-1948. I believe God has a specific purpose for our nation and that redemption is never too late. We all have purpose and so does the land in which we reside. I pray the spiritual pride that continues to burden government and the church will be broken and that forgiveness for our national sins against the Jewish nation will provide peace and prosperity for us to reach our potential for His glory.