This Thursday, May 2, is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. Greg Laurie is the Honorary Chairman this year, and in his prayer he says:
“Scripture tells us that “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Lord, in Your mercy, we ask that You would exalt our country again. We have had a number of great awakenings in America. We have experienced times of refreshing, and revivals that changed not only the spiritual but also the moral landscape. As the psalmist said, “Will You not revive us again, so that Your people may rejoice in You?” (Psalm 85:6)”
Greg Laurie has pointed out several important truths in this prayer. First, we need to recognize our sins. Second, recognize that we need God in our lives. Third, we need to turn back to living for God. Finally, we need both spiritual and physical revival and refreshing in our country.
This isn’t something any of us can do alone. We all need to work together, both in spirit and physically to make change in our world. It won’t be easy but together, with lots of prayer and patience, we can make a difference. Will you be joining a group around the flagpole for National Day of Prayer? I invite you to share what you’ll be praying for this Thursday in the comments below so we can all join together in prayer.