Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pray or not to Pray

I have always been under the notion that, if you want to pray, doesn't matter who is around, you pray. You don't need to take a survey to see if they agree with your beliefs or you agree with theirs. After all, you are praying to GOD, not to the people around you. HE is the one who hears your prayers and answers them or doesn't answer them. Only HE can make a difference, no matter what you are praying about, not another human being.

Seems Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action was criticized for praying at the Lincoln Memorial on May Day. Apparently, she didn't follow protocol as some thought she should. She prayed with people with whom she wasn't in full agreement. It was said that some of the things she had prayed for 'wasn't in the Bible'. I would say there are lots of things not in the Bible but that doesn't mean we can't pray for them, such as our states, our families, and all the things with which we come in contact in our lives daily that have an influence on our lives.

It would do every Christian good to pray for our country which is in dire need of prayer and help from God! He tells us in 2 Chronicles 7:14, if his people who are called by his name, would humble themselves and pray and 'seek HIS face', he would hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and 'heal' our lands. Thank goodness there are still those that are not afraid to stand up for the gospel regardless of the consequence like Janet Porter.

Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

I commend Janet Porter for 'sticking to her guns' and not letting the actions of others slow her down or stop her from doing what she felt called to do. She may have lost her job at the VCY America network, but God has something better in store for her!

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