Many have an opinion on the government shutdown. Pointing fingers, blaming a particular party, group or circumstance. You can finger point until the cows come home and complain until you're blue in the face, but the reason this nation's in such upheaval: it's been in a spiritual shut-down for years. God and morality can't be eliminated from the of running this nation and the passing of it's laws without disaster striking. We're financially and morally bankrupt because we're spiritually bankrupt. We can't continue to kill innocents without killing this nation. By ripping the family unit apart we've ripped the heart out of our nation. Believers, instead of complaining let’s get on our knees and pray. Instead of pointing fingers let us raise our hands and lift our leaders before the Lord. Prayer changes things. Letter after letter can be written, petitions signed and phone calls made, but only God can effect real change. It's time to stop bending the ears of anyone who'll listen and get on our knees petitioning the Lord. He parted waters, raised the dead, turned water into wine, gave sight to the blind, defeated death and the grave, so why are we not with all that is in us, asking Him to heal this nation. Here's the thing, we must not just commit to prayer, but to prayer without ceasing. To intercede for this nation and it's leadership. It means a sacrifice of our time. Nothing will come from hoping things will change, but by going to the God who changes all things.
"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
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