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Prayer-For Such A Time As This

May 6th, 2010

John Shirk – Nahum 1:7 is this year’s verse for the National Day of Prayer. “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”

If there is one significant reason why we can trust in the LORD, it’s because He cares for us. He invites us to cast all our anxiety on Him. These are anxious times. Whatever our specific needs, we can take our concerns to the throne of grace through prayer.

In prayer, we are invited to confess our sins, seek God’s wisdom, ask for His help, thank God for His blessings, praise Him for His attributes, and pray for others who need God’s help. A day like today reminds us of God’s will that we pray for our nation’s leaders.

Prayer is an opportunity to lean on Jesus and build a vibrant relationship with Him. In prayer, we learn to see Jesus more clearly in the midst of our troubles, with the assurance that He is greater than our troubles. Whatever our concerns about this nation, this is a good day to take refuge in His grace, and pray for His name to be honored in our land.

That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


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