What Are We Praying For?
While the Scriptures are clear that we should pray for our elected officials, I’m not sure what else we’re praying as a nation for.
The “theme video” for this year doesn’t give much help.
If that means that the emphasis is on the nearness of God and His willingness to hear and answer prayer, that’s a good thing…but it doesn’t match the rest of the events trappings.
The themes I see most often are calls for America to “return to God” and prayers for “revival”.
The unspoken assumption is that there was a time when America walked with God…I wish someone would define what time that was so that we might discern what such a state of things actually looks like.
The last real revival in this country was the “Jesus People” movement where God moved among those the church considered the enemies of both God and country.
If revival breaks out it will come from those considered the same today.
Be careful what you pray for…
I won’t be participating in our local event, it’s an overtly political program.
I will be praying…that the church would repent and confess it’s failure to exhibit the virtues that we are praying the rest of the nation would embrace.
I’ll be praying that we would become the prophetic voice speaking truth to power rather than grasping for it’s acquisition.
There won’t be many giving the amen to those offerings.
What does it mean to you for America to “return to God”?
What does “revival” look like?