May 3 is the National Day of Prayer in the US. As we look around and see the increase in violence, corruption, and polarization in our country, we need change. So often that change gets defined by political rhetoric or policy, but the change we need is deeper.
We need a change in our hearts- a change from hatred to love, from greed to generosity, from revenge and one upmanship to forgiveness and respect, from the shortcuts and quick gains to the long terms solid fruit- that only God can produce.
Jesus taught us to pray:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation.
but deliver us from evil.
Pray with me for His will to be done “on earth as it is in heaven.” Let’s lift up our government leaders, educators, families, churches, military, business/ economic and media leaders – that they will stand for integrity, truth, wisdom, responsibility.
What changes would you like to see? What are you asking God to do where you are?