Prayer Request for Nation
All of you know there is much discontent, and unrest being generated in this nation currently, whether rightly or wrongly. Consequently, we find ourselves in a battle for the soul of this nation. A nation founded on biblical principles. The adversary is determined to destroy the foundations on which our government and society have been securely fastened. I believe that God is and remains the only source of peace. When a nation abandons God, that nation will experience an absence of peace! We are seeing the visible evidence of forsaking God as a nation today. Brief periods of division have given way to seasons of unrest in America.
Therefore I am requesting that IF you believe the Word of God, that you first surrender yourselves to the ministry of prayer and then reserve some of His time every morning for the remaining days of the month of June to pray for God to work through His people. Pray that God would use them for good and His glory wherever He has strategically placed them across this nation in standing firm on the principles of His solid and secure foundation of truth.
If we fail in this, we will forfeit what so many have sacrificed for and enjoyed through the years. As believers, we must shake off our complacency and spirit of compromise. We must be determined to put on the armor of God, get on our knees or fall on our faces in fervent prayer asking God to cleanse us of sin before we petition God to conquer the evil that flows freely from the mold of Satan's system. This is not the time to take up arms against the government in protest. This is the time to take on the challenge of making a difference in the land we love through fervent prayer. That is not some passive choice for change. I believe it remains the only chance for real change.
When challenging times like these come upon us, remember the Word of God, "For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete" (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).
The Church must not engage the battle for right with the tools of the world system that are largely designed for destruction. The people of God fight the good fight of faith with the sword of truth, the Word of God. Let God sharpen it in your mind and soul and then use it to make a distinct difference for God's purpose in a desperate and dark world.
Remember as you pray, the war against Satan and evil has already been won by Christ at the cross, but the battle for the soul of a nation founded on godly principles is not yet over! Be alive in Christ today and be alert to your surroundings every day. Our God is mighty to save! That is not just something to say or sing at church. That is something we can stand on faithfully!
"The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing" (Zephaniah 3:17).
As a disciple of Christ, if you have something to say, first filter it through loyalty to Christ and love for others.
As a disciple of Christ, when there is someone to serve or to see saved, fulfill that opportunity through the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18).
This is not the time to question God's plan and this is not the hour to quit God's purpose.
THESE ARE THE DAYS WHEN PRAYER MUST BE PRIORITIZED CONTINUOUSLY. THESE ARE THE HOURS WHEN PRAYER MUST BE PRACTICED WITH CONVICTION IF WE, AS A NATION HOPE TO SEE GOOD OVERCOME EVIL! I URGE YOU THEREFORE BRETHREN TO DO SO, FAITHFULLY!
I believe that what is done or not done in matters of repentance and returning to God in the next six months will largely determine the future of the land of the free and the home of the brave! I know God already knows what the outcome will be. I also know that He has left us here to make a difference in the outcome of what He already knows will be.
So, do what you can, all you can, when you can in His strength and with His support, always trusting the Lord for the victory that He alone can supply!
If we, the Church will do our part in praying, God will respond with prevailing power that undermines Satan's purpose of stealing, killing, and destruction and we will witness God overcoming evil with good!
ALL BECAUSE THE LORD'S CHURCH DECIDED TO PRAY, FERVENTLY (James 5:16).
Be encouraged as you pray with faith,
1 Corinthians 15:58