My heart is breaking,
The public’s distraught,
No more solutions in the pot.
Buildings need reconstruction.
You want someone to take action,
But watch TV for the main attraction.
America, here’s what I’m saying,
Stop complaining and start praying…
Disclaimer: I’m TOTALLY guilty of this too and was convicted of it tonight. I just feel like we should ALL be lifting up our nation and the WORLD in prayer as often as we can. The end is coming sooner than we think. Look at this passage from Revelations 21:1-8!
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
I believe we’re all being called to prayer. To pray for the lost souls. To pray that we check our own hearts and motives. To pray for our families and their salvation, as well as the salvation of our enemies. Let’s remember 1 Peter 4:8, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” So let’s show our love for others by lifting the nation, world, and our friends and families up in prayer!