After last nights results I have seen a lot of this this morning. I was cooking breakfast thinking about the results and praying for guidance, peace, for my country. I kept thinking about the words that lot's of people were speaking... myself included.. "ALL we can do is pray". This sounds like a last resort for most of us. Or like we have given up and that's a lowly thing to do. We have no other options and praying is the last thing we can think of. Oh my...
I fully believe God spoke to my heart on those words this morning. Praying is not a light thing. Mountains are moved with prayer. Chains are broken and lives changed with prayer. Nations fall and battles are won with prayer. Nations rise and are blessed with communing with the Father. That is exactly what prayer is. We are talking to the Almighty God who has us in His hands. He has this under control and we get to call Him Father!
Lives are saved and miracles happen with prayer. Sons and daughters have come to know Him from hours and hours of fervent prayers by their mothers and fathers. Walls have come down due to prayer from believers. Jesus went and prayed while he was here on Earth to commune with His Father. Prayer changes things.
As we take on this next four years let us not forget our call to pray for our leaders and those in authority. No matter if we voted to put them there or not. God did not leave His throne yesterday. Everything happens for a reason, a purpose and a divine plan. Let us not grow weary and look at praying as "all we can do". I am speaking this to myself as well. I have been guilty of saying that. Let's look at praying to our Father as the powerful weapon that it is. We are so blessed that we can come to the throne room and present our petitions to God. Let us be grateful and praise God that we can come to Him and He hears us. Let's not forget these two verses:
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
And Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
I'm praying for you my friends and for the wonderful country we are blessed to live in. I ask you do the same for me.