Thursday’s Prayers for America (7/14/2016)

Many years ago, I had a meeting with a black pastor in his office. My reason for the meeting was that I was leaving his church, a congregation consisting of half whites and half blacks. I explained my reasons for leaving.

He then took off his shoes and held them up for me to look at them. “Larry, you couldn’t walk in my shoes or any black man’s shoes,” he said and quickly dismissed me.

My reason for leaving was a doctrinal disagreement and had nothing at all to do with our skin colors. Yet he was not able to see past my white skin and hear what I was really saying.

I walked out of his office, totally confused and hurt by our conversation. I thought our relationship was built on our love of Jesus, our fellowship with each other, and the many family meals we shared together.

But I was so naive and wrong.

You see, I didn’t see the hundreds of years of bitterness buried in his heart.

…For whatever is in your heart determines what you say. (Matthew 12:34 NLT)

How many calamities like Dallas, Ferguson, Baltimore, and others must America endure before we realize that the poisonous roots of bitterness are destroying our nation?

My prayers today:

Lord, I come boldly to Your throne of grace asking for sufficient mercy and grace to help us Americans so that no one shall fall short of the grace of God and end up in bitterness. (Based on Hebrews 4:16 and Hebrews 12:15)

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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2 responses to “Thursday’s Prayers for America (7/14/2016)

  1. Interesting. I only just wrote a comment to a New Black Panther whom I have come to respect by reading his blog for several yes now.
    I asked forgiveness for what we as white folks and the way, it seems, that we have been incapable or unwilling to come to terms with our own demons.
    While I know we have a great divide to overcome. And I realize the Body has been less than willing to step up but I have great hopes for America.
    There is a destiny for her people but only as the wounds between us are healed can we begin to see it come to fruition.
    Yahovah bless us in our endeavours whatever various ways He is doing this through all believers.

  2. Ephraiyim,

    I believe it will take a move of the Holy Spirit to change our hearts about America’s racial problems. I don’t believe there’s much man can do on his own.

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