If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ~2 Chronicles 7:14
by Toni Birdsong
War. Famine. Disaster. Depravity. The need for prayer around us—especially in the past several weeks—is deafening. (And yes, that prayer extends to beloved misfits like Charlie Sheen).
We live in pivotal times. Instantaneous, global communication cuts through language, culture, and geography. Never before in the history of the world has the role of the Church and its ability to affect the world with prayer been so critical—or so public.
And so we respond in light of the God we know.
- We do not feel hopeless over world events. We pray to the God who loves and created this world.
- We do not judge another’s heart. We pray that orphan heart embraces the love and salvation of his or her Father God.
- We do not divide our allegiance in partisan anger. We pray for unity in our nation and individual surrender to the lordship of Christ.
- We do not mentally polarize against other races, religions, and cultures. We pray (and believe) for salvation among all people.
- In tragedy we do not question God’s love for mankind. We pray for mankind to know God’s love.
How are you responding publically online to social and global events?
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The earth groans. Nations war. Hearts break. Will you pray? #LiveSticky
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