So, today is the National Day of Prayer.
And on this #deaconThursday, it's hard not to acknowledge how awesome it is, to be able to call a nation and a society to prayer. I can't help but consider the wisdom of our founding fathers; the care and wisdom they took in their conversations and decisions as a vision was laid to build a nation of freedom and liberty.
Yet, many of them, acknowledged their place, position and authority to be granted by Almighty God and so they too understood, the importance of seeking His face for the direction they were to take. And while I'm sure disagreements and disputes abounded in those early days, I know there was a sense of unity and a clarity of calling as God gave them long-term vision
We've come a long ways since; and in many ways veered far off course.
But as was suggested to Israel;
If my people who are called after my name will humble themselves and pray, I will hear from heaven and heal their land.
So, whether "land" be where healing needs to take place at an organizational level, or at a national level, may the church be a culture that speaks truth and love to a lost and dying world in need of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Pray, this #deaconThursday, for the nations of the world. Indeed may the people of God humble themselves and pray. May their be a healing in our land; for churches in distress and for the community and culture outside the church; which daily reminds us of the need for Christ. Pray for revelation, as the power of God works in hearts and minds. Pray for wisdom in our conversations and discussions; and who we surround ourselves with in terms of both support and as well as opportunity to influence. May the church be the counter-culture; to reflect Christ in hopes that all will call upon the name of the Lord.
As we humble ourselves and pray,
God would do what only you can do.
Hear from heaven and heal our land.
Forgive us we pray, as we turn from our wickedness
And seek your face... not only in response to a national call,
But in reliance to our daily need for you alone.
For the glory of God.
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