Thursday’s Prayers for America (July 7, 2016)

 

Two weeks ago, as I walked out of the Broken Yoke Cafe after our weekly Business Men’s Fellowship, I struck up a conversation with another married couple. “Where do you go to church?” the gray haired woman asked.

“We attend a home church,” I replied. “What about you two?”

“We attend a great church in Garden Grove. It’s a bit of a drive, but it’s worth it for us,” she replied.

“Wow! You drive fifty or so miles past thousands of homes, right?”

“Yes, but it’s worth it because the church has the best combination of music and teaching of any church around.”

I bit my tongue and did not recite:

Never abandon a friend–either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away. (Proverbs 27:10)

When calamity hits —and it most certainly will — what will this couple do? Will they seek help from their Christian neighbors whom they’ve ignored for years? You see, their neighbors may also be stressed to their limits after the calamity hits and who will their neighbors attempt to help first? The answer is obvious: the people they fellowship with.

My prayer today:

Lord, help us American believers to love You with all of our hearts and our neighbors as much as we love ourselves. (Based on Mark 12:30-31)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for America.

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