As a mother, a woman, and as someone Baptized to be Priest, Prophet and Queen; I have no time for negativity. I have too much faith in God to fall for the "we are going to hell in a hand basket thinking." Are there things that we see that need to be fixed. Yes, there are! Is it our calling to do so. Yes it is! But the negativity! It's just sinful! “The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.” Proverbs 10:11 We all have our discerned issues that we must work on and we must work on them. So, why are we continuing to promote them with talk about how badly things are going, or how this politician or that one is on the wrong side: this whole: Morality + America = oxymoron. #prayforus, kinda thinking! That is an entry for the Devil to come and block any God-given efforts we may have done. Why do that with all the talk about how bad things are? Why?
In James he speaks of how the use of words have very powerful efforts on what we do and think: With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. So when we are working toward our God given, discerned issues should we be praising God with one side of our mouth and then cursing the same issue with the other side? To me it is very clear that the one will cancel out the other. For what we bind on earth, curse, will be bound in heaven? Aren't we called by God to pray for those who hurt us? Shouldn't we: "Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you." Luke 6: 28? Isn't that a call for us to say: "God, I have done all that I feel you have called me to do with this issue/situation; I will continue to work towards its end, but for now I lay it in your hands. Amen"
The issues in our world are complex and many. We live in a pluralistic society, so what may be the answer to prayer for one may not be for another, even among those of faith! What God is asking us to do is not take on the whole thing, but Our Corner Of the World, work on that, let God take care of the rest.