Last week, a high school teacher in Florida gave an assignment to students, attempting to sway their worldview. Using the newly developed Common Core curriculum, students had to explain why conservatives would believe giving to the poor is a waste of time. This ploy to indoctrinate the minds of the next generation, outraged one parent who stood her ground. However, as liberal ideology continues to highjack public education, parents who hold fast to Judeo-Christian values must cling to an invisible God.
I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven, Psalm 123:1.
Sometimes, the practice of prayer can become mundane, stale for those who run out of words to say. However, David reminds those who cling to an invisible God that prayer is a serious matter. When you cry out to the heavens, you aren’t just talking to yourself. Rather, you are entering the presence of a divine being, waiting for those whose hearts are right and appeal is filled with specific details.
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures, James 4:3.
In recent world history, church leaders in Scotland developed the concept called a “Concert of Prayer” in 1744. Presbyterian Pastor John Erskine, a Scot, published a Memorial, pleading with other denominations to join him in a prayer for revival. When this plea reached Jonathon Edwards in New England, he responded with a book entitled A Humble Attempt to Promote Explicit Agreement and Visible Union of All God’s People in Extraordinary Prayer for the Revival of Religion and the Advancement of Christ’s Kingdom on earth pursuant to Scripture Promises and Prophecies concerning the Last Time. While modern English teachers would consider this a run on sentence, this piece laid the foundation for America’s first revival. Instead of watching a nation stray from God, stand up like this courageous mother in Florida by clinging to an invisible God with a heart expecting miracles to revive a dead and dying land.
by Jay Mankus