Turning to God in humility, trust
“If we ever needed the Lord before, we sure do need Him now.” So says an old traditional Black spiritual.
In Luke 18:1, Jesus shared a story that teaches that rather than despairing or giving up, people should turn to prayer when there is a challenge or situations where divine help is needed, or where human efforts have failed.
It is now that time, a praying time in our homes, in our communities and across America.
It is time for the people of God, whatever name, denomination or label, to stand up, look up, kneel down and call on our God for the help we so obviously and desperately need.
And consider please, if we are not going to turn to God in humility and trust now, we should at least turn to Him in desperation. We sure do need His help and we need it now.
We should pray for peace. Pray for domestic security. Pray for elected and appointed officials. Pray for the defeat of international and homegrown terrorism. Pray for a stop to political gridlock in Congress and in our state houses. Pray for a return to godly living and an end to the mounting violence that is destructive and threatening to our American way of life. Pray for a return to good manners in all areas and levels of our lives, including home, school, streets and Congress.
2 Chronicles 7:14 assures us, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”