Yes, It’s a Mess. Will You Pray?

There’s a lot of hand wringing going on concerning the future of our country. The choices we have for president are leaving much to be desired. Many sincere believers, who desire to honor the Lord in their choice for President, are confused about their vote. Even more than that, the culture is evidencing its post-Christian state in ever increasing ways. Where will this all lead? What will this mean for those who hold firmly to their faith and to Biblical convictions particularly in the area of marriage and sexuality?

With all that’s going on and with all the worry and concern, I have but one simple question: “Are you praying?” We’re told in Philippians 4:6 reads: do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (ESV).

Are you praying? Are you asking God to be at work in our nation, in our leaders, in our church, in our state, in our county? Are you asking God to be at work in your own family, in your neighborhood? Are you praying for future generations? Are you asking God to increase your faithfulness to Him and to His Word? Are you praying that God would give His Church a compassionate, faithful, and bold witness to the gospel?

Let me get even more direct: If you are truly worried about the future, why are you not gathering for prayer? Yes, that is a bit heavy handed on my part but these are difficult times.   I don’t think anyone alive has seen a presidential election like this one. I don’t think anyone alive has experienced such rapid changes in issues related to culturally accepted norms in regard to sex and gender. That’s why we need to pray. In times of crisis and trial, the church would gather to pray. See for yourself in the book of Acts. We need to be doing the same thing. As I saw someone else put it, with so much anxiety among Christians, you’d think our prayer gatherings would be bursting at the seams.

Please join us either Sunday mornings at 8:45AM in my office or Wednesday nights at 6:30 in the youth building. Wednesday nights we have a brief study and then pray together. No one is required to pray out loud unless they want to and we finish by 7:30PM. HLPC is gathering for prayer. The times demand it. Will you pray?