The National Day of Prayer 2014

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  • NDP-2014-facebook-TLImage-1.00CBToday is the National Day of Prayer.

    We are blessed to live in the United States of the America. In fact, God has so smiled on us that it is impossible to count our blessings.

    Yet these are critical times. Many good changes are taking place. But there are disturbing trends that mark a deliberate and obvious turn from God.

    America is not, and has never been, “a Christian nation.” There is no such thing. The church is a sign, herald, and foretaste of God’s present-but-not-yet kingdom, not any nation.

    Yet there was a day when this nation respected God’s authority, embraced God’s truth, and honored God’s name. Unfortunately, those days are rapidly coming to an end. And to turn your back on God is to choose to take a collision course with disaster.

    Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. – Proverbs 14:34

    But there is still time. There is still hope. There is still an opportunity for American to experience a spiritual awakening.

    How? Only God can do it. The changes we need will not happen through schools, government, business, or media. In a real sense, they are a part of the problem!

    Only God can change our nation. And the means by which he will do it is through the prayers of the people of God.

    Our nation is in a storm. And the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope. Let us not be like Jonah, who slept in a storm. Let us arise and call on God to save our nation.

    • Pray for the people in the community you live in.
    • Pray for the children of our land – both the born and the unborn.
    • Pray the truth about sexuality, marriage, and the family will prevail.
    • Pray that our local, state, and national government officials will lead with truth, wisdom, justice, mercy, and righteousness.
    • Pray that God will not remove the hedge of protection from around us.
    • Pray that the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ will be faithfully and boldly proclaimed.
    • Pray for the salvation of the lost through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    • Pray that the church will be the church
    • Pray that our nation will turn back to God!

    If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. – 2 Chronicles 7:14

    It happens after prayer! 


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.