Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”

This verse has been ringing in my head for the last two weeks since I attended Capitol Connection 2015 ( We typically linger on the latter part of this verse, but I have been lingering on the beginning part. There is reason for hopeful rejoicing in America.

During this meeting, 17 United States Senators and United States Representatives spoke to us. These men and women in authority took time out of their very busy legislative session to address the crowd of Christians representing each state of the Union. They spoke on the importance of Bible-based principles. They spoke of a need to return to our Christian foundation. They spoke about the need for strong moral stances. They spoke with open Christian testimonies. They spoke quoting the Bible. They spoke of Christ. They lead old time hymns.

They asked for our prayers!

Christ is working in America. In spite of the daunting challenges we are facing, I am convinced that the tide is turning back towards our founding principles. Maybe it is based on the power of prayer. Maybe it is based on a resurgence of conservative principles. Maybe it is based on a backlash against secularism. Maybe it is the result of all three.

Regardless of the reason, our hopeful rejoicing should encourage us and motivate us. It should strengthen our stand for Christ. It should reinforce our determination to pray for our nation and our leaders.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS WITH HOPEFUL REJOICING.   Those in authority have asked us to do so. We must!

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