I Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”
Tomorrow is the 62nd National Day of Prayer. It is a day with great festivities and a nationwide call to prayer for our nation. It has the bold theme of “Investing in Hope … Transforming our Nation Through Prayer!” Its leaders are absolutely correct in the desperate need for divine intervention in America.
Unfortunately, praying for our nation one day a year is not nearly enough. It is akin to attending church only on Easter and Christmas. It is better than nothing, but is far from optimal. In fact, it is likely that the National Day of Prayer organizers see it the same way. Their hope, much like the Pastor who invites a prospect to a Christmas service, should be for a greater burden to grow in hearts. Just possibly, a small taste of sporadic obedience will promote a greater hunger for regular faithfulness and fervency.
PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL CONVICT THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER TO MAKE IT A DAILY BURDEN RATHER THAN AN ANNUAL EVENT. After all, the transformation that our nation needs requires us to cease not.