Don’t complain about the darkness, start lighting candles
If you are worried about the future of America, hiding and complaining (on facebook) doesn’t help anything. But just as we began, America can get back to our roots and i believe it’s as simple as coming together in prayer. We have the opportunity to celebrate with the God of the universe as he takes back his beautiful county of America to himself.
At critical junctures in history God raises up a remnant to reestablish His reign and rule. It’s rarely a majority. In fact, it’s almost always a small minority. But all it takes is a faithful few to begin a reformation. -Mark Batterson Draw the Circle
In 1774 a small group of extraordinary devout Christian men got on their knees in prayer before they would sign our declaration of independence. Witness said they spent hours in prayer before their heavenly father in complete dependence on Him as ruler of this important document.
The prayer by chaplain, Jacob Duche’ was recorded:
“O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, from your throne you reign with supreme power over all Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we fervently ask, on these our American States, who have fled from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves to your gracious protection, desiring to be forevermore dependent only on you. (full prayer here)
When you pray you see God’s hand at work. It’s like opening up your eyes to what He has been doing all along. No the world isn’t getting worse, I believe it’s on the cusp of revival!
Serfei and Aleona Isakov Russian fashion designers highly respected in their field left their home country to bring their talent and their mission to America. The stated “we believe that revival is coming to America and we want to be a part of it”
25 years ago Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York could barely draw 26 people to a Sunday service. Today the congregation is 6,000 strong–filled with converted prostitutes, pimps, drug addicts, and homeless people, and more… All credit due to the prayer meetings they started on their knees, giving God total control of their church.
Just last school year I watched young teacher who invested in a 2nd grader who had no parental support. In one academic school year he went from “trouble maker” to honor student….all because someone believed in him.
Businessmen praying for those they shake hands with
Athletes praying for their team mates
Janitors pray for those who will sit at the tables they wipe
Hair dressers pray over the chair where their next client will be
Teachers praying over the desks in their classroom
Doctors laying hands over their patients rooms
Waitress praying over the tables they serve
America, you are oh so beautiful. I love to watch your people rise together in prayer, lifting their candles. No darkness can hide. It’s time to claim the victory that is already promised to us at the cross.
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and seek my face…I will forgive their sin and heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Fill the comment section with candles you see being lit around you! I can’t wait to start the trend of seeing the light instead of the dark!