Friday, July 8, 2016
How to spend an hour in Prayer for this country (short version)
On another tragic day in the life of this nation, I am reminded and even warned again that I need to be in prayer. I sincerely believe that the only hope for a country that judgement has been declared on is found in Jonah chapter 3. Repent and call urgently on God.
Prayer is mentioned so many times in the Bible, and yet so very many professing Christians do not pray. We know we should, we are supposed to, its the right thing to do, we just don't do it.
For many (I would say most) Christians, asking them to pray for an hour seems daunting. So I put together this quick guide to help you.
How to pray for this country for an Hour:
10 minutes: Still yourself and read Jonah chapter 3. Ask God to still you, and show you what He wants in this passage.
10 minutes: Spend some time confessing your sin. (Sin is anything God is displeased with). Repent from it and turn towards God. If you can't remember them ask God to show them to you.
10 Minutes: Spend this time praying for Our President and our leaders. Whether you agree with them or not. Call out to God to grant them Wisdom in leading. Ask God to give them a heart for him. Earnestly plead for their repentance (turning away from sin and towards God)
10 Minutes: Spend this time praying for the families of those who were shot. In this shooting and all the others. Call them by name. Plead for their comfort, salvation, and restoration.
10 Minutes: Spend this time asking God for a Great Awakening of true spiritual Revival. Confess the sins of our country, our ancestors (yes that Biblical), and anything God brings to you Mind.
10 Minutes: As God to grow you spiritually. To bring genuine Revival in your own life. To find, know, and develop the gifts He has given you when He put His Spirit in you. Ask God to burden you to continually pray. To seek His face not just what he can do for you.
You have spent an hour in prayer.
Do this!! Share this!! Pray to God while He may be found!