Thursday, May 14

If My People...

The Scriptures are clear that civil government is an institution and process that God the Creator has given to mankind. The Constitution provides "We the People" with a representative body of government, a legislative branch called the Congress. Dissatisfaction with the Congress is at an all-time high. The responsibilities facing this Congress are even higher. Citizen protests and outcry can be heard in every city and town but where is the Church? Where are the people called to intercede on behalf of their neighbors, especially those in authority?

"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1)

The good people at American Policy Roundtable have launched a 40-day season of prayer for Congress--providing all of us with the information, structure, and resources to pray effectively and in a coordinated fashion.

Each day Christians all across America are praying for the Congress as a body and for a handful of specific members by name. We will cover every name in prayer over the course of the 40 days. Every day a short list of members names will appear on the Roundtable website. We will simply pray through the list of names each day. At the end of 40 days we will have lifted every seat of the Congress before the Lord in prayer.

As we pray we will also wait quietly before our sovereign God asking His Spirit to open our minds to His perspective. As we pray for Congress we are laying the nation and our own lives open to God as well. Our prayer remains, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

Please join with pastors, congregations and citizens coast-to-coast in this mission for America at And be be sure to listen for frequent updates on The Public Square radio broadcast.


The Morrisons said...

I just read that 1 Tim. verse this morning while catching up on my Table Talk. I had no idea about the 40 days of prayer. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Maybe I can be a little less focused on "me and mine" this week!

Linda said...

Thank you for this information! May God hear our prayers and have mercy on our country.