If our faith is to have meaning at all, we must understand our purpose as making a critical difference in the world. As people of faith we should be considered dangerous and a threat to every system and instrument of injustice, destruction, and human alienation.
Whenever and wherever efforts are forged to divide humanity and wage war, we should be driven to declare God’s will. We are called to remind the powers-that-be that we are divinely ordained to live in peace with justice for all; we are called to be makers of peace.
In order to have courage to take bold, unpopular positions, we need a well-developed practice of prayer.
In order to act appropriately and not just emotionally, we need a clear line of communication with God. Prayer makes the difference when disaster is imminent.
We are on a collision course with unthinkable consequences. We need prayer.
Today, we need prayer because so much of the world has turned a deaf ear to life and hope. Violence is rampant and national leadership is flawed. We need to turn the world around. We need to turn the world upside down.
Today, I am praying for courage and greater compassion. I pray to be peace in the face of loud, rampant shouts for war and violence. I pray to faithfully and obediently follow the Word of God; to bring hope and healing. I am praying for new global leadership that is compassionate and has vision. And, I pray that we will be a more humble people, who confess our sins, pray, seek God’s face, and turn away from wickedness, so that God’s promise to Solomon will be fulfilled in our time; that God will hear our prayers, forgive our mistakes, and heal our land.
In the Bonds of Calvary,