Day 24 Devo - Pray for our Country

"If my people, who are calledby name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their lands."  (2 Chromicles 7:14)

There has never been a time in the history of our nation when we more desprerately needed God's forgiveness and healing.  God's name is no longer revered as holy, and His will is certainly not a consideration in any of our laws or policies.  The last thing most people want is to see God's kingdom come; many don't even want to admit he exists.  Many have changed God into their own private version - a distortion; an imaginary little god that can better fit into their sinful lives; one who demands no response from them,no commitment, and no holiness.  This is not the way our country was founded.  The sovereignty of God was foundational in the beliefs and politics of our founding fathers.  Christian beliefs and morals were meant to be the controlling influence in the direction of our nation.

God promises forgiveness and hearing for our nation if we will again turn to Him and seek Him.  This revival of reverence for God which we desperately need starts with each one of us individually.  And apart from any of the activities we may be involved in to promote godliness in our world, there is something very important that we all can and should do - pray!

• Read I timothy 2:1-4.

Point to Ponder:

Although as one person your power to effect change in our society may seem minimal, in prayer you have great power!  You are a child of the Living Almighty God, and when you pray for His glory - God listens and acts!  Pray!