Shortly after the recent presidential election, I noticed several Christian writers and commentators use the word “reprieve.” The word had also come to my own mind. After years of attacks against Christianity, we have a reprieve.
During the last eight years it was declared that the United States is no longer a Christian nation. Christians were prosecuted by the Department of Justice for trying to help Christian refugees from the Middle East wars. Christian values like the sanctity of life and marriage were snubbed in America.
So we have a reprieve. Does that mean that the Church can now sit back and enjoy the change?
NO!!!! By definition, a reprieve is a temporary occasion. The Church must use this time to save souls, pray and become part of the national discussion and support matters of morality.
But we must remember one thing. We cannot do it by ourselves. A man cannot save us. Looking to men to change the course of righteousness in America will not work. Becoming politically active is not the answer. The answer is prayer.
Here are two prayers of King David. They are a good model for our own prayers.
“And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.” – Second Samuel 15:31
“Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle. I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.” – Psalm 109:29-30
Polls have shown that Christians spend a miniscule amount of time in prayer. Even ministers were shown to spend a small amount of time praying to our Heavenly Father. We are all guilty.
We serve a mighty God! He is able! He awaits our prayers! His ways are far above our own ways. He hears and answers our prayers! Pray for the Lord’s Church, our nation, and our families.
“But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.” – Jeremiah 20:11
Become a Prayer Warrior! Praise His wonderful name!