Thursday, May 1, 2008

National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer. Though true believers know that all that happens on this day is not God-honoring, we certainly should praise the Lord that we live in a country that holds such a day on the National Calendar.

Today we ask Jehovah God because of Jesus Christ to have mercy on our United States of America. As a country, we cannot come to Him with pride for our works, morality, justice, or humility. These things are all in shambles. We ask for His mercy to remember there are still those who have not bowed the knee to the gods of materialism, abortion, homosexuality, immorality, immodesty, evolution, pride, humanism, religious tolerance, etc. We beg the Lord to bring our Country to repentance of sin, humility, and His grace.

As we prayed for America last night at prayer meeting, we thanked the Lord for this great country, but toward the end, one of the men confessed our national sins in brokenness. How far we have fallen from the days of President Washington praying at Valley Forge. How far from President Lincoln pouring over his Bible during the Civil War. How far from President McKinley who announced: "The more profoundly we study this wonderful Book (Bible), and the more closely we observe its divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation."

I ask each who read this to pray that God would do what is necessary to bring America to repentance and a return to the LORD. As I write this, there is a reality within me that repentance can only happen if the Lord by His mercy grants it. Let each of us pray for the power of repentance and stand for the old paths of our God.


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