Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
A few years ago, the Lord had me involved in a prayer assignment, of great magnitude. Much prayer had already gone up over a major issues that affected us locally. I was one of the principle prayer leaders and needed God's Wisdom on encouraging others how to pray.
I came to the point where I had to seek the Lord and ask Him what was on His Heart that would show me how to pray. I did not get silence from the Lord. Soon the Lord led me to scripture and directed my thinking to pray in line with the principle found in the scripture that He led me to.
In our Nation, we are faced today with a major crisis as a nation. Many of us pray and then make up our minds in what seems to be a logical way. Some are just upset with the choices in front of them that they do not know what to do.
What all of us should be doing, is not to rely on ourselves, but to look at God's Word, and ask Him for Wisdom--(James 1:5). When we have an impression or hear something--write it down. Writing what we heard down--(Habakkuk 2:2), gives opportunity to check what we 'heard' with the Holy Scriptures. If it agrees, then that may be how God may want us to pray and respond. It is important that we take time to listen to what God says.
I encourage all to consider the above in praying for the upcoming elections. Don't think for a moment that the choices before us are the only choices--Let God lead us to what He wants. The Lord's Prayer has a principle that can guide our praying--May Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. (Matthew 6:10).
Yes, it is time to humble ourselves--and pray--and seek the Lord--(II Chronicles 7:14)--especially for our Nation.