“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14
This well-known passage of scripture was a challenge given to Solomon by God at the dedication of the temple in Jerusalem. It has been rightly used by many in our nation to remind the church of the necessity and our duty to seek the Lord in prayer.
With the state of the church in our nation and worldwide, the designation of the month of November as the month of prayer for the persecuted church and especially for the mid-term election coming Tuesday, November 6, we ought to seek the Lord in prayer all the more earnestly.
The biblical discipline of fasting coupled with prayer has nearly been lost from the spiritual practice of many, if not most Christians in our country today. I believe that there are times where earnest prayer, without distraction if at all possible is greatly needed.
I personally believe that our last major election was God’s “one last chance” for our nation and especially the churches of our nation to wake up, turn in humility and repentance back to Him, boldly contend for the faith and dedicate ourselves to prayer, righteous living and service for our King.
If you are able, would you consider fasting and praying with me, especially on election day?