On May 5th, Christians across the nation observed the 71st annual National Day of Prayer. It is a day recognized by every U.S. President since Harry Truman and exists to call Americans “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” Now more than ever, we as Americans need to turn the eyes of our hearts to God in prayer. Undoubtedly, we face many difficult cultural challenges, but we can take heart in knowing that God has provided us a prescription of repentance and prayer to “heal our land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).The truth is we need more than a day of prayer if we are to experience the spiritual awakening and societal transformation our nation so desperately needs. We need to create a culture of prayer, and it all starts with the Church. Local churches are called to the ministry of fervent prayer for the purpose of preserving an impactful gospel witness. Prayer is one of, if not the most, powerful spiritual tools we possess to effect change. As we reflect on the just, free, and God-honoring society we desire our posterity to inherit, let us recognize freedom’s dependence on prayer. May we accept the call to wholeheartedly pursue God in prayer so that generations to come may know His greatness.
How you can pray:
- Pray for a culture of prayer to be established in homes across America.
- Pray that Christians leaders make their churches and organizations “houses of prayer.”
- Pray that as a society we achieve the Generational Wins so that future generations can fully live out their God-given freedoms.