Thursday, January 28, 2010
Pray for Our Nation
An advisor to Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II, organized a prayer group. This group of people committed themselves to pray for the safety of England, its people, and peace. The people in the group pledged to stop at a designated time each evening and pray for one minute for their country. England was able to stand tall during the war in spite of many brutal attacks on the nation. The report on this event suggested that the bombing stopped soon after the praying began. There is now a group of people in the United States who are trying to do the same thing for our nation. Our Republic is in danger of being destroyed from within by a radical progressive movement. We desperately need God's help to keep our Constitution and to maintain our liberties. If you would like to join this prayer group, stop whatever you are doing each evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific, and 5:00 PM Alaska) and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, and that our land will remain Christian. I have a strong testimony that there is strength in praying in numbers, and I know that God hears our prayers. History has shown this statement to be true. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, we read, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." Our land definitely needs some healing! Another prophet told his people, "… it is by the prayers of the righteous that ye are spared…." (Alma 10:23). I hope and pray that there are enough prayerful, righteous people in our nation that our Republic might be spared.