PASTOR GLEN'S BLOG
May 3, 2018
Today (May 3rd) is the National Day of Prayer! I want to encourage all of us to spend time today praying for our nation. We live in challenging days, and it behooves us to pray for those in authority. We read in 1 Timothy 2:1-2, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”
The Bible repeatedly gives accounts of the power of prayer. Moses prayed and God spared Israel from judgment; Joshua prayed and God caused the sun to stand still; Hannah prayed and God gave her a baby boy; Solomon prayed and God gave him wisdom; Elijah prayed and God sent fire down from heaven; Jonah prayed and God brought him out of the belly of the great fish; the thief on the cross prayed and God gave him eternal life.
As we pray today, I encourage us to pray for those in authority. The following is a partial list: our president (Donald Trump), our vice president (Mike Pence), Cabinet members; our Senators (Mark Warner and Tim Kaine), our U.S. Representatives (Rep. Bob Goodlatte); the supreme court justices, military leaders and servicemen and women. We can also pray for our governor (Ralph Northam); our State Senator (Emmett Hanger); our State Delegates (Dickie Bell; Steve Landes); State Supreme Court justices; local leaders; city officials, including newly elected city council members; mayor (Bruce Allen); police department; fire department; first aid crew; school authorities (Waynesboro superintendent, Dr. Jeff Cassell); those imprisoned or persecuted; media; social service agencies; the family . . .
Do you pray expecting God to act? Do you pray and then when God actually shows up in your situation, your surprised? When we pray, we need to say, “Lord, I don’t know how you will accomplish your will, but I know that you will act and I will wait with expectation for your mighty hand to move!”
And, since we are in a season of listening for God and seeking His face, may we also be attentive to God’s whisper! LET US PRAY!!!