Today has been designated as a National Day of Prayer. Many people who pray will specifically voice prayers for our nation. I think most believers realize this great need and agree that our only hope is Jesus.

“Taking a stand for our country begins by going to our knees in prayer before Almighty God. Today is the National Day of Prayer, and for the past 71 years, Christians across our country have gathered on this day to ask God for His help. Our country is in trouble — we’re in a free fall, morally and spiritually. We need to pray for our families, schools, churches, law enforcement, military, judges, and our political leadership in Washington. I hope you’ll join me in asking God to intervene and turn the heart of this nation back to Him. We also need to pray for world leaders and for an end to the deadly conflict in Ukraine. The Word of God promises ‘the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer’ (1 Peter 3:12).

My father Billy Graham once said, ‘A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian.’ He also called prayer ‘the Christian’s greatest weapon.’ I couldn’t agree more. The most important thing we can do is come to God and ask Him for help and direction. He’s the only hope for this world, and that’s why I pray in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ on this National Day of Prayer. ‘Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need’ (Hebrews 4:16).”  (Franklin Graham)

A call to pray for our nation has been well expressed by Franklin Graham. His message says what I wish to share today. May we all use this opportunity to draw closer to our hope that is found in Christ.


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