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National Day of Prayer

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 12:30 AM

On September 1st the President declared that today, September the 3rd, is a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. Within this proclamation he says, “ I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey, including people who have lost family members or been injured, those who have lost homes or other property, and our first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and medical professionals leading the response and recovery efforts.  Each of us, in our own way, may call upon our God for strength and comfort during this difficult time.  I call on all Americans and houses of worship throughout the Nation to join in one voice of prayer, as we seek to uplift one another and assist those suffering from the consequences of this terrible storm.”

Now I realize that presidential proclamations are not uncommon and that national days of prayer are not very uncommon, but any prayer made to the King of all kings and the Lord of all lords should not be considered common!  Further, any time the leader of any people calls upon his people to pray it should be taken very seriously. Now the president has ask us to pray and I want to encourage you to do just that, but I would also like to encourage you to pray for a few more things. Pray for our nation that it might repent and return to the true and living God for it is only after we recognize our sickness that we can be healed. Pray for our leaders (including President Trump) that they might have wisdom, not merely human wisdom, but wisdom that only comes from God. Pray for all those in authority over us as we are instructed in 1 Timothy chapter 2. Yes, the president has asked us to pray, and that is exactly what we should do. - Pastor Tim

 

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