A Time To Pray
As our nation goes through this difficult election season, on Tuesday, November 3rd, our sanctuary will be open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM for anyone who would like to come and pray. Many of us find ourselves at a loss for words and not sure what or how we should pray at this time. At times such as these, I believe it is helpful to turn to the Bible to be able to find the words to pray. I think about the word God spoke to Solomon in 2 Chronicles 7:11-16,
When Solomon had finished the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the Lord and in his own palace, the Lord appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices. “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.
Even as we feel overwhelmed, there is something we can control. We can control what we do with ourselves. We are able to humble ourselves before the Lord, we are able to pray, we are able to turn away from our sin as we pray for our nation in this time and our world.
Thank you all for your continued prayers and the way you live as God’s people in our world!