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Christians: Unite To Pray

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Christians: Unite To Pray

Let’s not let partisan politics separate us from one another and from God.

Let’s pray, and…

When we pray let’s remember that real power in this world — the power to save, to transform, to change — ultimately rests not in political parties or presidents or protests but in the life, the death, and the resurrection of Jesus.

When we pray let’s remember that, through the Holy Spirit, this power dwells within otherwise ordinary people who continue the mission of Jesus: preaching good news to the poor, freeing the captives, giving sight to the blind, releasing the oppressed, and proclaiming the year of the Lord’s favor (Luke 4:16-21).

When we pray let’s remember that freedom — true freedom — is given by God and is indeed not free. It comes with a cost and it’s sacrificial.

When we pray let’s remember that the only Christian nation in this world is the Church, a holy nation that crosses all human-made boundaries and borders.

When we pray let’s remember that our anger, frustrations and doubts are best placed in the hands of God first.  Pray them all.  God can take it.  (Check the Psalms for many examples) Then, when God calms us down we can return to humanity less wounded and more prepared to be part of the solution.

When we pray let’s remember, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

When we pray let’s remember our sin and our need to repent.  We all mess up.  Our world needs more humble self-aware Christians.

When we pray let’s remember that God’s strength is most effective in our lives when we feel vulnerable.

When we pray let’s refuse to let partisan politics separate us from one another and from God.

Loving people, not politics, is God’s priority.

Note: This list was amended from a powerful post called “Choose Wisely.”

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