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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Don't Cut off Your Nose to Spite Your Face" (without using the actual phrase or litera (02/14/08)
TITLE: IF MY PEOPLE
By Sylvia Hensel
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Godís hand has certainly been on this country.
Freedom sought, blood bought
Itís a true treasure, blessed beyond measure.
We once were a nation that had striven
To give You, Lord, our thanksgiving,
But weíve come to a place where we spurn Your grace
And tell you to go without leaving a trace.
I kneel here, my heart breaking
For my countryís foundation is shaking.
With tears running down my face,
I pray ďO Lord, donít leave this place.Ē
We now feel that too much is not enough
And find ourselves drowning in a sea of glut.
We stretch out our hands to receive more of it
And build bigger barns in order to store it.
Some have closed the door before You could enter,
While others send You out where once You were the center.
There are some of us who cry for You to remain,
But if You donít, who do we blame?
Did we not turn from our wicked ways?
Did we not, Father, seek Your face?
We humbly pray as we take a stand,
Please answer our prayers and heal this land.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
11 Chron. 7:14 KJV
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