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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pray Daily

The first duty of a Christian Citizen is to pray! The following is a quick study on this topic by Bill Bright from "The 5 Duties of a Christian Citizen".
Pray that God will send a great spiritual awakening to America, that many millions of our citizens will receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and that Christians will dedicate themselves to God for spiritual living and active service within the family, the church, and the nation.
God alone holds the solution to our nation’s problems – and we hold the key. The healing of our nation begins with the prayers of the saints. “If My people will humble themselves and pray, and search for Me, and turn from their wicked way, I will hear them from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land” - 2 Chronicles 7:14. We can Pray Without Ceasing in the following ways.
PRAY daily that the Spirit of God will enable you, by His power, to live a godly life and introduce others to Christ as their Savior. This is the first step to good citizenship.
PRAY daily that God will change the hearts of, or remove from positions of public leadership, those officials who are godless, worldly, and disobedient to Him. Remember that godless rulership is contagious. As King Solomon said, “A wicked ruler will have wicked aides on his staff” (Proverbs 29:12).
PRAY daily that men and women of God will be elected to public office at all levels of leadership—local, state, and national—so that righteous rulership is restored. Then our land will be healed and our country will experience the abundant blessings of God. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).
PRAY daily that leaders will be filled with godly wisdom and stand from for what is right and true. 1 Timothy 2:2 instructs us to pray, “for kings and all others who are in authority over us, or are in places of high responsibility, so that we can live in peace and quietness”.
We may be tempted to criticize our elected officials, but praying for them is far more significant and effective.