Many people talk about prayer, but not many have much faith that it does anything, that God does anything, when we pray. It is mostly just something we say.
I believe with all my heart that when I pray God listens and acts because I pray, and the more I pray the more He does. I believe that without a shadow of a doubt.
I often pray back to God the prayers that are recorded in the Bible. I believe He had them written in the pages of the Bible so that I could be encouraged to pray the same words. Prayers that still fit the situation today as they did thousands of year’s ago.
So many things are happening today in our country, not just in our country but by the leaders of our country, that are wrong, unjust, and sinful.
Such as the Chauvin trial, that wasn’t justice, that was a jury giving a guilty verdict because they were threatened by our own government. He may be guilty, but it would be nice if a fair and just trial decided that, not crooked leaders who have a personal agenda.
So, what can I do about it, other than fuss? I can pray! God listens when I pray! God acts when I pray! Things happen when I pray! I am not saying that because I think I am special, God is special. I am just a regular old guy who believes in prayer.
Psalms 2:1-4 Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us!” He who sits in the heavens laughs, the Lord scoffs at them.
Psalms 5:1-7 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my groaning. Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, for to You I pray. In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You. The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity. You destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.