Colossians 1:9 “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.”
Dr. Daniel Kim, long term pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Seoul Korea, said the following:
“How can I say ‘I love you’ and not pray for you?”
Great truth is contained in that short rhetorical question. If you are burdened for someone, then you will naturally pray for him. If you are troubled by something, then you will naturally pray for it. If your heart is touched by someone, then you will naturally pray for him. Prayer is an indication of your affection; it reveals the inclination of your heart.
Similarly, how can we say we love our country and not pray for it? If we are truly burdened for our nation, then we will naturally pray for it. If we are truly troubled by the direction of our nation, then we will naturally pray for it. If our heart is touched by our nation’s need for revival, then we will naturally pray for it. If we don’t pray, then we neither care for it nor do we love it.
There are several Christians who say they are burdened for our nation, troubled by the direction of our nation, and touched by our need for revival. Our prayer life belies a true passion about these issues.
PLEASE DEMONSTRATE YOUR LOVE FOR OUR NATION BY PRAYING FOR IT. Where are the Christians who would pray for America? We need them! We need Christians to pray for it. Otherwise, how can we say that we love it?
REMINDER ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF PLUS: The PLUS ministry is all about getting people to pray as they should. Prayer for our nation and its leaders is the least you should do and the most you can do to make an impact. It is the most basic act of fulfilling our Christian citizenship responsibility. Use the PLUS website if it is helpful; use the PLUS social media tools if they are helpful; set your alarm to remind you if you must. Most importantly, put PLUS into practice by praying. Be burdened to pray for America and her leaders, and spread that burden to others by challenging them to pray as well. If we are to have hope that this nation will return to its Bible-based foundation, then we all must pray!