Let‚Äôs pray for God to move!
We seem to live in an age of ever-growing discord and uncertainty. Political, economic, and social concerns dominate our news feeds and divide our families, creating hurt, fear, and anxiety in our lives.
But we are a people of prayer. Last year, Chapel Hill spent a significant amount of time studying Jesus’ teaching on prayer, the various ways in which we can practice prayer for our communities, and the very real presence of spiritual powers in our world. Throughout Scripture, we saw God’s promise to listen and hear us if only we humble ourselves and come before him in prayer. We also saw that he responds to those pleas.
Thursday, May 3, we have a unique opportunity to come together as a community—not only Chapel Hill, but with believers from across the United States—to humble ourselves before God and pray for our nation. In an era of division, this year’s National Day of Prayer theme is unity, “making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).
I invite you to join me in making prayer a central part of your day tomorrow. Let’s boldly come before the Lord and pray for his next great move in America. Pray for wisdom in our government leaders, boldness in our spiritual leaders, and a prevailing Spirit of love in the entire Christian community.
Peninsula Baptist Church will host a community-wide prayer gathering from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm tomorrow. I encourage you to attend. The Chapel Hill Prayer Chapel will also be open for prayer from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm tomorrow.