Our world is in trouble right now. The moral compass has been broken. The world & the church look to everything but God. We look to other men. We look to the news. We even look to the palm of our hands. Now we are in trouble, it is past time to pray. We should have been praying all along.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;
We as a people have neglected the very thing that reaches the heart of God. He longs to hear from his people. He loves us so much that He sent His own Son so He could have fellowship with us.
If you look at the state of the world through the eyes of the News, you would ask the question that a customer of mine asked me the other day: “Should I jump off the roof”. He was so concerned about the state of the world, that he did not have much hope.
OK so we are past time to pray, we are in trouble. Is there any hope? Can we be delivered? There is HOPE. If you have not been praying, start now. The thing I love is that God’s mercy is new every morning. We can start over. We can start now. There is hope.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
But the salvation of the righteous [is] of the LORD: [he is] their strength in the time of trouble.
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Yes God wants us to pray in good times, but if we don’t and we are in trouble and turn to Him, He will hear us. We must come in faith believing that he will deliver us.
But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Even though it looks to late, we can be delivered. Even though we have failed, there is hope. There is only one way out, that is through Jesus Christ and Him crucified. He has supplied all that we need through His death.
We must start now. Don’t look at your past and what you have not done. Look right now to the one who can deliver you. Cry out now. Pray now. He is there for you and waits to answer you when you pray. He knows what you have need of and wants to meet those needs. He is a loving and kind Father who loves you more than you will ever know. He does not look at you and say you have sinned too much, you have done to much for me to save or deliver you. He will receive you. It is not too late for this country, if we would come together in prayer believing what God has said. Take time today to pray for this nation, the world, your world, your family, your friends and even your enemies. Praise God he will answer!!!!