THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Some kindergarten students were asked about praying.
Here's a few of their responses.
"No. I don't pray every night. Sometimes I don't need anything."
"I pray for rain when Daddy says so. But I ask God to be reasonable."
"Yes, I always ask God for His presents."
"No, my Mommy prays for me."
4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
If we want to see change in our nation, we must first have revival in God's people.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2Chronicles 7:14)
God didn't command for ALL the people of a nation to pray in order to see change.
God commanded HIS people to repent and pray for change to come.
We first need to pray that believers in Christ will show sincerity in their spiritual lives (Philippians 1:9-11).
If our lives are filled with "fruits of righteousness," then others will see a need to turn to Christ.
Prayer for national leaders is a necessity in the life of believers.
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
If we desire to live in peace, we must commit to prayer for our leaders.
Sometimes we must confess that we become over anxious about the leadership of our nation.
But God says we should present our prayers to Him and, "...the peace of God, which passeth all understanding..." shall keep our hearts and minds through faith in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
What a great nation we have!
What a great responsibility we have to support our nation with prayer!
In government, no support is more needed than that of earnest prayer!