Thursday, July 10, 2014

Studies show that the average person wastes what amounts to two hours a day sitting at a traffic light, surfing the internet, daydreaming, etc… One minute doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but what if we put just one of those wasted minutes a day to use praying for America?

Our country needs our prayers more than ever. Since this is independence week, I can’t think of a better time to start praying for our country throughout the year.

You may ask “What should I pray for concerning the United States?” I can think of many things, but I will limit it to three. First, religion. Pray for America’s Christian heritage to be preserved. (Read 2 Timothy 4:3-4) By elevating relativism and multiculturalism, the idea that all cultures and religions are equal and no belief system is superior to another, the United States has subtly created a new national religion where tolerance trumps spiritual integrity.

Second, family. Pray for Americans to embrace a Biblical understanding of marriage. (Read Exodus 20:12) Although the Bible defines marriage as a binding partnership between one man and one women, America’s marriages increasingly fail. Pray as America tries to redefine marriage to include same-sex marriage; should the Bible define marriage or should our federal courts?

Third, government. (Read Proverbs 3:5) Pray for American government leaders not to be deceived by political philosophies that could easily undermine Biblical truth, the role of the church and family and the values set in place in our Christian heritage.

So, enjoy Independence Day. Celebrate it. Give God thanks for our freedom and for those preserving our freedom. But let’s all pray every day for our nation.


P.S. Who you hang with has a tremendous effect on you. Who should I hang with? How does the crowd affect me? How do I stay on the right course? These questions will be answered this week as we begin our new series, Psalms: A Playlist For Life.

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