Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pray for Our Nation

We are facing a critical time in our nation’s history. Decisions made now could significantly change our financial markets forever, and will assuredly have a long-term impact on our overall economy. Therefore, I urge you to pray for God’s guidance for Congress, Paulson, Bernacke, the President, and any other leaders involved in the proposed bail-out of our financial markets.

To do the right thing, whatever that may be, will take wisdom well beyond what any human being has, no matter how smart. That’s because the financial markets and the economy are so complex that even the experts differ on what should be done. We can’t read the future, and so the law of unintended consequences is always in play. In this case, the unintended consequences could possibly be catastrophic (rampant inflation, for example). Moreover, whatever happens in the U.S. will affect the financial markets and the economies all over the world.

Now is the time for the people of God to take action by prayer, confession, and repentance for our nation (see Nehemiah 1:4-7; Daniel 9:3-19; 2 Chronicles 7:14). Please pray for our nation multiple times every day until this crisis passes (which may be a while). Pray also for the election, that God will guide the people to vote for the candidate who will be most able to help this troubled nation.

Your may think the prayers of one person don’t matter, but they do. May God bless you during these uncertain times, and give you peace that surpasses all understanding. We know whom we have believed.

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