Thursday, May 1, 2008

National Day of Prayer


"The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped." Psalm 28:7

Well, that certainly is true and it's true of all of life, even for our country in this time of uncertainty and for me, confusion. I wrote a post about this a few weeks ago, and I still need to remind myself that my Lord is my hope for the future, not any political candidate. If my hope were in any of the candidates at this time, I would be most miserable.

I notice that this year's theme for the National Day of Prayer is "Prayer! America's Strength and Shield," taken from the above psalm. I wish that were true. For some reason, reading the President's proclamation did not bring any comfort to me. We were a Christian nation at one time and now I wonder if we can still lay claim to that. I think we want to be a country where "all religions" feel comfortable and I'm wondering what our triune God intends to do about it. We were a country at one time wherein the principles of God's Word were at the foundation of what we did in our homes, schools, and elsewhere. I think now anything goes and it's not what God thinks that's governs us, but the wants of the individual, no matter how immoral that may be. I wonder how long our holy God will endure it.

Well, saints, we can pray for this, our beloved country. We can pray on this National Day of Prayer and we should be praying during the many days ahead, especially between now and November. Who knows that He may spare us for the sake of ten righteous within the city.

4 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Maxine,

What an awesome time in history to be crying out to God for our nation.

Thanks for posting this today.

Blessings to you my friend♥

Mimi said...

It is indeed important that we pray for our nation at this critical time...I'm not sure if you could even find 10 righteous in our government, our leaders really need our prayers...

maranatha777 said...

Amen!! Our God can still bring a man into office who will glorify Him!

Kate

Vicki said...

Praying for this election and for our country...good post, Maxine.