Among many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity, perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together, in religious societies, may not be the least. – George Whitefield
We see the pattern repeating. At the time Whitefield began preaching in North American continent church attendance had been flocking to its shores in order to worship God according to the dictates of their conscience and most were faithful attenders of the worship meetings. By the time the 1730s had rolled around few were giving much, if any thought to God. But Wesley and Whitefield were instrumental in the Great Awakening of the 1740s. That Great Awakening led to the founding of the USA and the fledgling nation was greatly blessed by God.
Over the last few decades America has been drifting away from her founding ideals. After 9-11-2001 took place there was a sudden resurgence in Church attendance but it quickly faded away as no real repentance took place.
With Trump as President God has given us another chance to return to our founding principles of Dependence upon God and not men.