We do not have to look very far to realize there are many things we could be praying about in our nation today.
Fear is rampant. Anxiety has gripped many. Uncertainty has touched us all. Yet, none of those things were on my mind this morning as I thought about praying for our country.
The first thing I felt God led me to pray about was unity.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Running down on the beard,
The beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments.
It is like the dew of Hermon,
Descending upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing—
There is a place where God commands a blessing. That place is unity.
It doesn’t escape me today that our country is called the UNITED States of America.
The word united is defined as; Joined; made to agree; cemented; mixed; attached by growth.
While I know it is not possible for us to agree on all things – I feel certain we can agree on some things, don’t you?
We can agree we desire the plan of God for our nation. We can agree we want the best for the people of this nation. That we desire one nation under God. Can we not agree on those things?
Can we agree we want to please God with our faith and prayer life? Yes! Then let’s pray for unity in our nation.
One definition of unity is attached by growth. I love that!
2 Peter 3:18 says; But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:9-10 says; For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
I have learned in my life, when I grow in God, I desire more unity in my life.
I believe as we grow in God, we grow in unity, because our desire to please God increases. Division does not please God. There is no blessing in it. There is, however, a COMMANDED blessing in unity. I desire that commanded blessing for our nation. Furthermore, I am convinced God wants to command that blessing upon our nation.
For those of you who live outside the United States, I believe the same thing for YOUR nation.
Today, I ask you to pray with me, that first of all, truth be revealed all across our nation. Then pray for unity. Unity in your home. Unity between man and wife. Unity with your children and grandchildren. Unity in your city. Unity in our government, and unity in our great nation. Let’s lay hold of that commanded blessing together.
United we stand.
Let’s stand church and bring unity back to our nation. With GOD all things are possible, and NOTHING is impossible to him who believes. I believe.
Meditate on this:
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1 Corinthians 1:10