And my people, who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Have you ever thought about the fact that the future of America depends on your prayers? I attended Franklin Graham’s Rally for America last Wednesday. Although it was extremely cold for Atlanta, I was delighted to see that so many came out to pray for our country. The arena was packed to overflowing. Only one singer opened the program to worship, and she led us in only one song, but it was enough to set the tone for a true worship experience. Like his father, Mr. Graham is plain-spoken. He just lays the truth out on the table for all to hear. He made it clear that this was not a rally for any political candidate or party—“I have zero faith in the democratic party to save America, I have zero faith in the republican party to save America, I have zero faith in the tea party to save America. I have faith in God alone to save America.” (That may not be an exact quote. I only videotaped the end of the message.)
He started the rally with prayer—not a long-winded prayer from Mr. Graham. His prayer was short and to the point. He asked every one of us to pray too. Out loud, confessing our sins as a nation. Silently, confessing our own personal sins, and asking God to intervene. It was an amazing feeling for true believers of all denominations and races to come together, holding hands with complete strangers, united in our prayer for America.
Mr. Graham’s goal is to come to the capitol city of every state to hold one of these rallies. When he comes near you, I urge you to join him. However, you don’t need to wait for him to come to pray for America. We need your prayers now! I urge all of us to make praying for America part of our daily regimen. We need to get our War Room strategy firmly in place. And yes, I’m talking to myself as much as anyone else. It’s so easy to get lax, and it’s too important to continue to let slide.
Besides praying, Mr. Graham asked everyone to register and vote, and if the Lord leads, run for an office at whatever place we could best serve. If we don’t vote in the primary, the best candidate may not make it to the general election. The most popular candidate is not always the best man for the job. He’s just the best at getting his message, whatever it may be, across. America needs mayors, city council members, county commissioners, school board members, judges, legislators, etc. If Christians don’t begin to step up to the plate, more and more of our liberties will be lost. Many of those battles are being lost at the local level, and sometimes even a county clerk can make all the difference!
So pray, register and vote in the primaries as well as the general election, and if the Lord leads, run for office. God bless America.