Hebrews 11:1-2 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  For by it the elders obtained a good report.”

A year ago, on January 31st, the Lord encouraged me to faithfully pray for our nation every day at lunch.  With the initiation of the PLUS ministry still several weeks away, I began this personal time of prayer the next day by walking out of my office and finding a place to specifically pray for my country.  As of this Friday, a year will have passed and thanks to the Lord’s help, every day at work since then I have been able to step out of my office and specifically pray for the United States.  In the course of this past year, I have been able to pray in 17 states and in Washington DC.  I have prayed on roof tops and in chapels.  I have prayed in my car and in the outdoors.  I have prayed on airplanes and in airports.  I have prayed closer to breakfast time than lunchtime, and have prayed closer to dinnertime than lunchtime.  Most importantly, I have prayed.  In doing so, I have tried to remain faithful to this calling the Lord has given me.

What fruit have I seen?  Frankly very little, but the fruit is not up to me.  My role is to remain faithful.  Our role is to remain faithful.  The fruit is in the Lord’s hands, and our lack of faithful stewardship may be limiting God’s ability to work here among us.  PLEASE PRAY THAT WE WOULD BE FERVANTLY FAITHFUL TO GOD’S CALLING IN OUR LIVES.  In the midst of today’s ungodly cultural messages, we need a good report.