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National Renewal: The Prayers of God’s People

Feb 18, 2024

“The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” (James 5:16).

Our prayers ascend to God’s attentive ear when we pray from a position of obedience and righteousness. He helps us when we acknowledge our faults with humility.

Elijah was an ordinary man whose steadfast faith shone through his earnest prayers. His request to God for drought resulted in the absence of rain for over three years. When he prayed for the drought to end, God generously provided life-giving rain. Our faith has the potential to produce outcomes beyond our comprehension.

In these times, when we are overwhelmed with daily bad news and the soul of our nation is in distress, we find comfort in Jesus. We serve a Risen Savior—our Light in the darkness—the One who died for the sins of the world. As believers in Him, let us fervently pray for forgiveness, redemption, and hope. Ezekiel 36:26 offers the promise of new beginnings, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

Our prayerful voices can collectively resonate through the heavens, leading to profound societal change. When we praise God and align with His will, we open ourselves to receiving His divine wisdom and seeing answered prayer. Only God can perform the miracles that propel America into a brighter future.

Your Call to Action

As individuals and as a nation, we are promised restoration—of our land and our souls—when we turn to Jesus, embrace humility, and turn away from sin. Let’s heed this call and work toward spiritual revival. The prayers of God’s people are so powerful and can bring about incredible change!

“The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil” (1 Peter 3:12).

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (Romans 8:26).

Prayer

Father God, we praise You for the gift You gave us through Your Son, Jesus! We come to You in prayer for forgiveness and renewal. We need your peace and guidance during this time. May Your love and light reach the hearts of our countrymen and leaders. Let the Holy Spirit move through us as we humble ourselves before You, Lord. We thank You for what You’re doing and are about to do! In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray, Amen!

A Comforting Closure

As we stand united in prayer, let us walk with faith and expectancy, confident that God’s love and power will guide us through every challenge and lead our nation to a brighter, more hopeful future.

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