II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I heard from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
During the last night of the previously referenced conference, I was convicted of something that had been lacking during the previous few days. During the conference, we had spent a great amount of time participating in government. We had spent a great amount of time preaching about government. Yet, we had spent no real time in dedicated prayer for our government or for our nation. We had done everything but the most important and impactful thing. We had squandered a great opportunity to pray with Christians from around the nation and model prayer to Christians from around the nation.
Frankly, I was as much at fault as anyone. I was offered the opportunity to share the PLUS ministry for 5 to 10 minutes and I shared it for 5 to 10 minutes. In retrospect, I could have shared it for a minute and yielded the next 4 to 9 minutes to prayer. I had squandered a great opportunity to pray with Christians from around the nation and model prayer to Christians from around the nation.
Revival may be encouraged by Christian participation in government. Revival may be prompted by Christian preaching about government. These are important parts of our ministry. Yet, revival will only actually come through humble, repentant, and expectant Christian prayer. It is the least we should do and the most we can do to make an impact on our nation and to heal our land.
As the conviction of these thoughts overcame me during the last service of the conference, I decided that I needed to do something far more important than listen to another great preaching message. I needed to put my faith into action. I needed to pray! Thus, I walked out of the service to the back of the venue, and spent the next hour in prayer for our nation. During that time, my prayers included the petition that God would silence the microphones of the conference and convict the rest of the attendees that they too could spend their time in a more impactful way. We had already heard a series of great preaching. We needed to hear from God by bowing to Him!
God did not answer that portion of my tearful prayer that evening, but I continue to hope and pray that American Christians would better balance their ministries between participation, preaching, and prayer.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO REBALANCE THEIR WORSHIP TO INCLUDE MORE HUMBLE, REPENTENT, EXPECTANT PRAYER. We can no longer squander the time God has given us. The healing of our land is at stake!
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that the sports & entertainment industries are blackmailing states into denying the free exercise of religion), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!