O Lord, the earth is wrapped in Camouflage:
Everywhere and everything is blanketed
under the banner of BUSINESS AS USUAL.
But underneath there is decay.
Empty factories cry out in anguish; to silence.
Once busy hands are idle now.
Everywhere the senses are celebrated:
in drink in song and foolish crime.
Global mammon is favored in secret manner and plots.
Somehow Valley Forge has been obscured;
Somehow our pioneers are not remembered;
“Glory,” “Valiance,” Loyalty” aren’t spoken.
The young focus on techy entertainment.
Death is shouting at them in thumping “music.”
Self absorbed, their playgrounds are deserted.
BUSINESS AS USUAL? Not everyone bears that banner.
“Business is not as usual.” This they say
and pray for our country’s Godly foundation.
Please help us Lord in this contentious day
To live in a Godly, helpful way;
to see more clearly, even today.
Thank you Lord for your Providence;
Thank you for the strength you give;
Thank you for showing us how to live.
Praise to our holy Creator.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
(1 Peter 5:7, NIV)