Our Father in Heaven,
We have often felt like the prophet Habakkuk, living among the rampant wickedness in his nation:
O Lord…why do You show me iniquity,
And cause me to see trouble?
For plundering and violence are before me;
There is strife, and contention arises.
Therefore the law is powerless,
And justice never goes forth.
For the wicked surround the righteous;
Therefore perverse judgment proceeds. (Habakkuk 1:2a,3-4)