Today is the International Day of Prayer and for many, the state of our nation has created a feeling of frustration, anger, confusion, and, for some, numbness. The root behind these emotions is the feeling of the unknown. Unknown leadership. Unknown political future. Unknown future of political affairs. Unknown economic future.
Fear is a form of anxiousness and numerous scripture references tell us to “not be afraid.” Philippians 4:6 states, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
When we approach the throne of God, we place ourselves under His protection. When we pray, we are resting in His peace. We acknowledge that despite our circumstances and the circumstances that surround us, Jesus is still Lord over ALL things. We rest in knowing that the King if Kings is still on the throne.
Our nation is in crisis because our nation has lost sight in who is really in charge. Today is the National Day of Prayer. Let’s spend some time today seeking the King of Kings for our nation. Let’s pray that the lost will discover the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Let’s pray that the Christian will return to their first love, Jesus Christ. And let’s pray that we are overcomes by the Peace of God that surpasses all understanding. When we pray, there really is no reason to fearful or anxious.