In response to the ever-increasing instability in our country and around the globe, please join us today as we pray for God’s will to be done in and through each situation. In particular, we can be praying for the victims, and the clean-up efforts, of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the civil unrest and violence in Baltimore, and for the Supreme Court as they begin to hear arguments tomorrow in the debate over same-sex marriage.
The Bible is clear that we are to pray, not just when things look grim, but rather, we are to have a life that includes regular prayer. Colossians 4:2 tells us to “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 simply says “pray continually.”
And when we pray, we pray to a God who both hears our prayers and responds. In 1 John 5:14-15 we read this, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know he hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of him.” And in Psalm 5:3 we are told, “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
So while we might not be able to personally be involved in any of the events mentioned above, or the other events that the world faces, each one of us can pray and ask God for His presence, for His power, and for His will to be done. Will you join us today in prayer?