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-Billy Graham: “America Needs Our Prayers More Than Ever”

by Dr. D ~ August 6th, 2013

Billy Graham

(Billy Graham- BGEA website)


The BGEA released a letter from Billy Graham last week in which he emphasized the need for Christians to pray for America more than ever before. Here are two poignant quotes from his thoughts:

1.…there are still many things I can do, and one of them is pray. I’ve been praying fervently that we might have a fresh spiritual awakening in America.

If ever there was a time this country needed the intervention of God, it is now. We can and should pray for America as a whole, but remember that when God sets out to change a nation, He begins by changing people. It starts with individuals.  …

 

2. Who do you know—loved ones, friends, co-workers—who need to understand and experience the life-changing power of the Gospel? Are you praying faithfully for them, right now, specific people you long to see transformed now and for eternity?

God longs to see them transformed as well, and He invites you to partner with Him as He seeks to draw them to Himself. If you want to see someone’s heart healed and eternal future secured, you must be praying.

A Christian may feel unsure, at times, of how best to do that. God understands. The Bible says that “we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us” (Romans 8:26, NASB). That means that when we intentionally and faithfully lift the names of our lost friends and loved ones to the throne room of Heaven, it is the Holy Spirit who is pleading, mourning, and praying through us. In this way we become actual partners with God—“workers together with Him” (2 Corinthians 6:1, NKJV)—and our efforts are raised from the low plane of doubt and hesitancy to the high plane of creativeness with God.

As a co-laborer with God, you need not be anxious about how to make it all work. You cannot draw anyone to Christ, but God can. “For thus says the Lord God: ‘Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out’” (Ezekiel 34:11). Ask Him to do that.

Response: It is important to remember to always pray for America, pray for our leaders (even those we don’t like), and pray for another spiritual awakening to come among our people. However, Billy Graham also reminds us in his letter that we have a part to play in all of this as co-laborers with God.

Not only should we pray general prayers for our nation but also for our friends and loved ones that need God in their lives. Also we need to pray for guidance on how we may help others specifically in the process without pushing them away. We also need to have greater awareness that our lives may be an example for better or worse for those around us. We really do need to pray for the Holy Spirit to help us become a positive example for others and to bring hope to those we come in contact with every day.            *Top

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