If ever there was a time in America’s history that we desperately needed the people of God to stand up and cry out in prayer, the time is now! In this National Day of Prayer special, Pastor Carter Conlon suggests that there is no better time than the present to examine the posture of our hearts and our prayers.
As always, Pastor Carter speaks candidly and asks some hard questions. Questions like: “Are we willing to consider our ways, what we’ve done, and how we’ve turned from the truth and embraced lies? Have our prayers become mechanical in nature or are we having honest face-to-face conversations with God on a daily basis?”
The God of the Bible is characterized as the God who speaks. Pastor Carter reads from Isaiah chapter 30, where God is trying to speak to the rebellious people of Judah, but they didn’t want to hear what He had to say. When we run away from doing things His way, calamity will befall us but, “Only in returning to Me and resting in Me will you be saved"(verse 15).
The Good News is that God is always available to hear our cries for help. Hebrews 4:16 reminds us that we can “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” It’s time to pray.