the call of Christians to respond in fervent prayer

prayer, Christians online, sharing Jesus, Charlie Sheen, Japan earthquakeIf 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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  • Lynn Mosher

    Amen, amen, amen, amen, and amen! Absolutely true! Always my heart’s desires! Thank you for reminding us all!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Lynn! Always good to get a parade of Amens after a post! It’s so important to be united as a body of believers on the point of prayer. We must tell those mountains to “move!”

  • Rachel Hauck

    Great, timely post!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Rachel – awesome to see you here! :)

  • Tami Heim

    Rachel – you are such a great encourager. We so appreciate YOU.

  • Tami Heim

    Rejoicing in the sound of unity. Thanks for linking here hearts and voices with us. Bless you.

  • Melinda Ysaguirre

    “…prayer extends to beloved misfits like Charlie Sheen” –That’s the message of hope we need to wrap around this world! Bless your ministry in proclaiming His faith, hope, and love to the online communities everyday.
    Thank you for another excellent message calling us to respond in prayer.o/

  • Tami Heim

    Amen and thanks Melinda – spoken like the warrior we know YOU are! LYI.