DANIEL 9:8-9

8 Our kings, our rulers, and our ancestors have acted shamefully and sinned against you, Lord. 9You are merciful and forgiving, although we have rebelled against you.

Throughout history, past and present, there are many instances where our governments, or even church leaders, have offended God, possibly more that we realize. We have much to be thankful for God has shown mercy and offered forgiveness.