God we have heard with our ears -
our ancestors have told us -
the work You accomplished in their days,
in days long ago
It makes me sad to see that so many in our nation are no longer remembering what God has done for us. Each generation before us was doing a pretty good job of telling the next generation all that God had done for the good ol' USA. We could say with the Psalmist "You are my King, my God, Who ordains victories."
It is a sad day.
I'm afraid the fate of Israel seen in verses 9-16.
Our response needs to be what we see in verses 17-18
All this has happened to us, but we have not forgotten You or betrayed Your covenant,
Our hearts have not turned back; our steps have not strayed from Your path,
The only way for our nation to turn around is for God's people to live and act and speak like His children. We need to pray for our country. We need to be active participants in the political process (without being hateful!) But mostly we need God to "Rise up! Help us! Redeem us because of Your faithful love." v.24