Thursday, May 6, 2010

National Day of Prayer

At the founding of this country, and even prior its founding, our forefathers turned to God in the time of need. Whether it was the Pilgrims wondering if they’d make it through that first winter, the Puritans wondering why their crops were failing, or our founding fathers wondering how they could defeat a superior army when our men didn’t even have shoes to wear, our forefathers cried out to God when tried, and God answered their prayers.

Today, we find ourselves in a situation where we need God. Our economy has failed, our money system is on the verge of collapse, natural disasters are taking their toll, and terrorist feel emboldened to attack us on our own soil. At the same time, Republican and Democrat administrations have trampled the constitution under foot, and we now see the very real possibility of losing this great nation we call our own.

We didn’t get here by accident. You see, over 100 years ago, Christians withdrew from the culture, politics, and mercy ministries. The result has been a slow but steady decline in our country’s morals. We’ve seen evolution replace creationism and the Bible, Prayer, and the 10 Commandments removed from public schools and nearly every area of the public square. We’ve seen the sexual revolution, followed by abortion on demand and epidemic STD rates. We’ve seen chewing gum and being tardy replaced with rape, murder, drugs and alcohol in our public schools, and we have seen even many churches reject the clear teachings of the Bible in an attempt to appease sinners who don’t want to repent.

It is time that we repent of our sins and cry out to God on behalf of our nation. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 says, “When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” There is still hope for America! If we humble ourselves and pray, turn back to God, and turn from our wicked ways, He will hear our prayers, forgive our sins, and heal our land! Join me today for the National Day of Prayer. There are several churches that are open for prayer. I’ll be at Port St Lucie City Hall, PSL Blvd and Airoso from Noon to 1 PM. I hope to see you there.

If you haven’t yet watched my National Day of Prayer sermon, do so today! In the sermon, I cover scriptural examples of national prayer and go over some of the historic proclamations for prayer and humiliation made by our forefathers.

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