NOW IS THE TIME TO PRAY FOR AMERICA.
America’s 243rd Independence Day will be celebrated on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Above everything, we need to be praying for our country as we live in these last days. Dr. Ronnie Floyd, who is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, asked us to pray for our beloved nation by focusing on three priorities:
#1: Pray that God would begin to raise up a “Love One Another” movement across America that forwards and advances Jesus’ words in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you,...” This includes every person in America and the entire world. Jesus wants us to love one another sacrificially, willfully, and unconditionally just like He loves us. The Holy Spirit is given to empower us to do everything God commands. Therefore, let us call upon our Lord to move in our nation miraculously, replacing hate with love, division with unity, and criticism of one another with love for one another.
#2: Pray that we will be used of God to build up America by being a blessing to our neighborhood, community, town and city. Proverbs 11:11 says, “A city is built up by the blessing of the upright, but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked.” We are Christians, the ones made right by God through His Son, Jesus Christ; therefore, pray that we will be obedient to His Word. We need Godly men and women to run for local offices and use their influence to add value by forwarding and blessing the future generations in our towns and cities.
#3: Pray that God would give wisdom to the leaders in our local, state, and national governments as they work and make decisions together for the good of our nation. Pray for every leader in our federal, state and local governments. Pray for the police officers, fire fighters, and first responders. Pray for all of us to value one another, respect one another, and work together for the greater good of our nation.