Crystal Macias, Young Women for America (YWA) President at the University of Texas at El Paso, wrote a letter to encourage and convict the body of Christ to prayer and action on behalf of our nation. As a leader on her campus, she recognizes that the often used phrase “God Bless America” is meaningless if we continue our path of constantly choosing to disobey God’s commands. This letter serves as a rally call to the Church to get on our knees together in prayer and fasting to the Lord. May believers repent for sitting idly by as our nation strays away from its Biblical foundations. It will take humbling ourselves before our Maker and interceding for our country. As Crystal states in her letter, “A revival in our churches is the key to restoring our country. We are headed into difficult times, but our God will not fail us.”
Check out Crystal’s letter to the local pastors in her city of El Paso, Texas, below. Furthermore, if you’d like to send a similar letter to the local pastors in your area, you can find a generic version of this letter on our Resources page. Please feel free to use it as you call fellow churches in your city to action!
Dear Faith Leaders of El Paso,
My name is Crystal Macias. I am an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at El Paso. I am also President of the Young Women of America (YWA) El Paso Chapter. YWA is an organization on campus that is dedicated to prayer and action on behalf of our nation. As a Christian, I have been praying like many of you for this country. While the recent Supreme Court decision to legalize “gay marriage” has been a disappointment, it is not surprising. I am reminded of a passage in Galatians 8 that says, “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” God watched our country in the 1960s as the sexual revolution swept our country without any serious opposition. In 1973, God watched while our country accepted the legalized killing of unborn babies. God watched as the family structure in our country deteriorated with each passing year. As the number of divorces increased, many churches stood silent. The rhetoric of the acceptance of homosexuality spread without concern from the Church. Many Christians stood silent because they feared they would offend people by taking a position on subjects like sex, gender, and homosexuality. For the past 60 years, seeds planted by the enemy have been taking hold and bearing fruit. God is patient, but His patience with us is growing thin. Our country is on a road similar to the country Jeremiah was living in thousands of years ago. Jeremiah 5 states, “‘How shall I pardon you for this? Your children have forsaken Me, and sworn by those that are not gods. When I had fed them to the full, Then they committed adultery … Shall I not punish them for these things?’ says the Lord. ‘And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?… For the house of Israel and the house of Judah Have dealt very treacherously with Me,’ says the Lord. They have lied about the Lord, And said, ‘It is not He. Neither will evil come upon us, Nor shall we see sword or famine.’” God brought judgment to an unconcerned, sinful Israel, and He will do the same to us. As our enemies around the world are growing in size, our country’s economy is spiraling out of control. The problems we are facing are because of the sin that we have tolerated. God makes it perfectly clear in His Word on where He stands with sin. The Bible is also clear on how God deals with sinful nations. The good news is God responds to repentance. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “[I]f 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.” We as a church must come together for a season of fasting and prayer. We must pray that God moves in our country like no other time in our history. The difference between ancient Israel and the United States is that we have power through the name of Jesus Christ. John 14:12-14 tells us, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” I encourage you to contact other churches and hold daily prayer meetings. God will often wait to move until first hearing our persistent prayers. The enemy is a master of deception and has convinced our society and government that Christians are the problem to social change. Christians will soon find themselves at the mercy of our government. Inaction is no longer an opinion. We must stand boldly on the Word of God and not be intimidated by our society. A revival in our churches is the key to restoring our country. We are headed into difficult times, but our God will not fail us.
May God Bless You,
President, Young Women of America El Paso