May 7, 2020: Sending Up Prayers
Today is National Day of Prayer. If you can believe it, the US Congress began this back about 70 years ago, making a day for people of all faiths to pray and meditate. It first was on July 4th in 1952, but it moved to the first Thursday of May back in the 80’s. But there are a lot of people who don’t agree with a National Day of Prayer because they say it’s wrong for the government to encourage prayer and religion, so in 2003, the National Day of Reason was added for those that choose to not be religious. It’s too bad about the name though–I’m a big fan of Reason. Just not when it’s being used against God and prayer.
Prayer is a lot about faith though, and some people are afraid to believe and go out on that leap of faith. But God tells us to pray for wisdom and truth–and this will lead us to his Hope. Pray for wisdom, so that you can believe in God, even when the world tells you He’s not real, or that He’s not good. Never lose that Hope.
18 I pray that God will open your minds to see his truth. Then you will know the hope that he has chosen us to have. You will know that the blessings God has promised his holy people are rich and glorious.Ephesians 1:18 (ERV)
Dear Father God, Help me to know your Truth. Give me your Hope, and teach me to be firm in the fact that YOU CHOSE ME to be yours. Hallelujah! Amen.