Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man. Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, "With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?"
"Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise," says the Lord; "I will place him in the safety for which he longs." The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
You, O Lord, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever. On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man.
What would You have me learn from this passage? That people who lie will be punished while You will bring safety to the least of these. God, today I come again with groanings in my heart, praying that You will intervene on behalf of the least of these with regard to healthcare, that You will make sure that the republicans do NOT make things worse than they already are. For as long as insurance is a necessity in order to afford healthcare in this country, everyone should be able to buy it and have full coverage that actually covers them and covers preventive care. No one should have to face losing coverage in the middle of treatments and diagnosis. No one should have to face losing homes or access to food. This country is supposed to be one of the wealthiest. The problem is not the programs that help the poor, the sick, and the veterans. The problem is the republicans who have become so vile and greedy since Mr. Obama. The problem is Trump. Trump who admitted to not paying taxes and called himself smart for not paying taxes when it is just him not being a responsible citizen when he is perfectly capable of doing so. God, there is some comfort in this passage knowing that people like Trump and the other republicans who have done nothing but lie their way into D.C. WILL be punished in the end. But sometimes I pray that it will be sooner than later and that You will make sure to remove the least of these into safety before it happens.
In Jesus' Name,