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.
Light from the WORD.
If we want to see change in our nation, we must first have revival in
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 (See 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.
If we desire to live in peace, we must commit to prayer for our leaders.
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.
(See 1Tim 2:1-2)
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
(See 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!
Shall we pray?