Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 11 - Sing the Praises

Listen, you kings!
Pay attention, you mighty rulers!
For I will sing to the Lord.
I will make music to the Lord, the God of Israel.
Judges 5:3

Amidst the hustle and bustle of your daily life, how often do you include prayers for our political leaders? No matter your personal feelings about local and national leaders, admittedly so this is a tumultuous time of political unrest and change. We as Christians must make our voices be heard. We must sing the praises and make music to the Lord! Again and again in scripture we read about the negative effects apathy from Christians has on the political arena. If we stood up and spoke up to our local and national political officials perhaps we would not be in the economic and social situation that we now find ourselves. You have a voice, make it be heard. What have you as a Christian done recently to positively affect political officials? Write, call, or email; it is easy, fast and effective. We can no longer sit ideally by and watch as our country falls apart at the core. If our country returned to it’s religious beginnings we would have a moral compass to guide our laws and governments. Complaining about our political climate is of no use. Lay down your complaints and sing the praise of our Lord and Father in Heaven. Make your voice be heard just like those in Israel so many years ago after Joshua died and they fell into political and moral turmoil.

Dear heavenly Father our world is in trouble. We have strayed so far from your teachings, much like Israel after Joshua’s death. Lord please give me the wisdom, strength, courage to be an active part in returning our government to a moral and just body. Please give wisdom and courage to our national and local leaders. O Lord, I plead that they may have the courage to stand upon their Christian beliefs when voting and acting within their political stature. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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