Thursday, May 1, 2014

National Day Of Prayer

Today, all around the nation, prayer services will be held in and around government buildings. On the National Day of Prayer people of faith gather together to specifically ask God to heal, bless, and prosper our country. In cities and towns across the United States, people will listen to prayers for our families, schools, businesses, churches, media, and government.

Since our earliest years as a nation our leaders have called us to prayer, especially during times of crisis. Throughout our history prayer has been an important part of our national life because we have realized that we need God’s wisdom and guidance. Today, our problems are so complex and the forces against us are so evil that we dare not face them alone and without God’s help.

The Bible commands us to pray “for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” 1Timothy 2:2. This should be true on a personal level; don’t let a day go by without praying for our nation and its leaders but we also should come together to pray corporately because God is pleased when His people come together as one voice united in prayer.

I urge you to support this year’s National Day of Prayer and to encourage others to do so as well. Remember the Bible’s promise: “The prayer of a righteous man (or woman) is powerful and effective” James 5:16

I will be participating today at the Ellis County Courthouse and I invite you to join me at 12noon.

Your pastor and partner in ministry,


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