Friday, September 4, 2015

Prayer Is Needed!

Oh, how we as nation need prayer!

I know that violence has taken place in society ever since in the book of Genesis, Cain killed his brother Abel, and acts of violence have never gone away. It seems that constantly we hear about high-profile shootings where random, innocent people- going about their daily lives- fall victim to the actions of a gunman who goes on a killing spree, and sadly these shooters suffer with severe mental and emotional issues.

Just this summer…..

Nine people murdered at a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina

Movie theater shootings in Louisiana (two are killed) and Tennessee

A young anchorwoman and her cameraman die in a horrific shooting caught on camera in Virginia

Five members of our military lost their lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee

These incidents received a great deal of media attention, but there have been others….…..when will it end?

My sisters, let us declare war on all this violence by falling on our knees and calling out to a Holy God in prayer. Here are some things I know about prayer:

The importance of prayer---GOD commands it!
The power of prayer---GOD works in it!
The results of prayer—GOD answers it!

Also, I hope all of you get to see the movie War Room that recently was released in theaters. This is such a wonderful film that emphasizes the fact that prayer is warfare, and many battles are won “on our knees” as we lift our petitions, supplications, and requests to an all wise and all knowing God who can conquer and defeat any situation.

Ladies, please join me in praying for our nation; this senseless violence needs to stop!

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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