Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Daily Devotion: Prayer and the Government

Bible Reading: Psalm 34

Key Verse: Verse 17 – "Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Key Words: continuing instant in prayer

I am one that believes every school whether a public, private or Christian school should begin each day with prayer, not to just any god but to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The God who brought America into existence. But there is one thing that concerns me in our battle for prayer in our schools.

When Dr. Richard Halverson was the U.S. Senate chaplain, he spoke before a group of evangelicals who had expressed their anger about Congress’ inactivity on the subject of school prayer. They were irritated that Congress had not acted with a strong initiative to restore prayers in schools. To these who were seeking greater initiative from the government, Dr. Halverson asked, “How many of you have prayed with your children this month, outside of church?” Nobody raised their hand. Spiritual initiative starts in the home, not on Capitol Hill.

And that’s my concern; while we demand that our schools have prayer then shouldn’t our home?

What to do:
✞ Make sure your demand for school prayer is filled with integrity because of the prayer you have in your homes.

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