You would think I would know by now. I should have expected it. I should have been ready for it. But, again, I allowed it to send me into a frenzy. Actually, if my writing at the moment is any indication, I think I may still be in one.
Okay. Deep breath. Slow down. (cue music) Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. (end music) Sorry. My daughter has a choral performance tomorrow night, and this is one of the songs they are singing. I have heard it a lot lately. Any-hoo…
What exactly is “IT” you might be asking? Well, “IT” is the spiritual attack that inevitably comes when we are trying to be obedient and follow the Lord’s will.
For several weeks now, God has been speaking to me and laying a burden on my heart for the spiritual and moral depravity that abounds in our nation. So aware have I become in these last few weeks, I find myself in tears almost daily. I suppose this is a good thing as it means I am getting the message, but I think I’m going to have to invest in some waterproof mascara!
Seriously, though. A couple of weeks ago, I became aware of a prayer initiative that actually began with the National Day of Prayer in May of this year. It was/is a call to Christians to gather in prayer groups every Thursday between the hours of 12 and 1. The groups are to pray for either 30 minutes or the entire hour. The initiative is to last until the election. Longer if the groups choose to continue.
Their purpose is to pray specifically for our nation, for the upcoming election, and a people that would turn their hearts and minds back to God.
While I realize I am getting in the game a bit late, I believe that God is calling me to open my home to any who want to come for the next three Thursday’s leading up to the election for a time of focused and concentrated prayer.
I sent out the email today inviting my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to join me. I know there will be some who can not attend because of work or family obligations. Still, I have asked that they make a note of the day and time and try to find a portion of the hour to pray.
…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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)
The enemy does not want God’s people praying. He revels in all that is happening around us right now. But Praise God, the victory has already been won! The outcome already decided.
Still, God calls His people to pray. When we follow in obedience, Satan will strike whenever and however he can. I realized, much later than I should have, that the events of my day were the enemy trying to distract me. He does not want us to meet tomorrow. He does not want God’s people gathering together, on our knees, praising God and asking for His mercy on our land. All the more reason to make sure it happens.
Won’t you join us tomorrow? You don’t have to be local and come to my home. You can call some of your friends together and have your own prayer time. Or, if that is not possible, then please pray right where you are for any or all of the noon time hour tomorrow.
God will hear our prayers. How I pray they will be many and sweet music to His ears!