A Day of Prayer
Acts 12:1-17 |
We have been asked by our governor, Asa Hutchinson, to make today a Day of Prayer. This COVID-19 pandemic has reached fearsome proportions. It is difficult to adopt Psalm 91:6 as a promise. We will not fear "the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday."
Often there is little thought of God in prayer. Our mind is taken up with the thought of what we need instead of our Heavenly Father. Sometimes how we sound or look to others forms our prayer. In Matthew 15:8, Jesus spoke of those who "honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me."
Much of our prayer has no power because there is no heart in it! If we put so little heart in our prayers, can we expect God to answer? God promises His people will find Him when they search for Him with all their heart!
We should be praying together. Jesus said, "If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven." - Matthew 18:19. This speaks of two people with the same God-given burdened praying together.
"In His name the nations put their hope." - Matthew 21:22. Our hope is not in politics. Our hope is not in technology, or the economy, or in any human solution. Our hope is in God. "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure!" - Hebrews 6:19. Let us pray!