National Day of Prayer
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
(Ephesians 3:20–21 ESV)
Yesterdays article about the National Day of Prayer made more than few people angry.
Some were already angry with me because while I am a biblical conservative, I do not always tow the conservative line politically.
Politics is not my field of either expertise or interest, but some issues we deal with politically have biblical principles that should (at the very least) inform us.
In that process of attempting to be biblically informed about these matters, I have reached some conclusions that do not fit in with the mainstream of evangelicalism.
This has caused many to not just express their disagreement with me, but to impute wicked and ungodly motives and actions to me.
Over the past year, we’ve lost a number of readers and more than a little support.
I’ve lost a lot of friends.
So, on this National Day of Prayer I will pray.
I will pray for an end to the division on political lines that is ripping the family of God apart.
I will pray that we will learn once again how to dialog with each other as family and not as enemies.
I will pray that both sides of the division will seek truth and seek to speak truth to power.
I will repent of my part in creating division and ask God that by the power of the Holy Spirit I will be an agent of reconciliation instead of a carrier of strife.
I will pray that we will be known for our love…for Christ, for each other, and for the world
More than anything else I will pray that His kingdom come and His will be done in my home, my community, my state, and this country.
May God hear and answer.