Ask and you shall receive.
Today, we are not focusing on our individual needs.
We are praying for our nation.
Today, because of Jesus, we boldly approach the Throne of Grace, asking God to show mercy and to give us grace.
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Our hope is not in the upcoming election, and it is not in the newly vacant Supreme Court seat being filled. It is not in social justice, racial reconciliation, or conservative values, or a Covid vaccine.
The ONLY hope we have is in the person of Jesus Christ.
Our nation desperately, desperately needs a spiritual awakening. We will only ever find unity in Christ Jesus. All of these other things are but symptoms of our great spiritual problem.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Let us now ask God for a spiritual awakening in our nation. A great turning from our sin, responding to His great gift of grace.
Let us pray for the Body of Christ, to be the salt and light that we were intended to be.
Let us pray for a movement of the Holy Spirit, who draws us to Jesus.
Let us pray for our politicians, that their hearts would be broken by the gospel and for the gospel.
Let us pray for our local leaders, that they would lead us by the gospel, rather than by their personal or political agendas.
You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Wrap it up: Final steps next.