Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people he chose for his inheritance.
There is one week left in the call to fast and pray for our nation. This past Wednesday I heard a talk from Melissa Davis who heads up PrayDC. She made a profound comment which stuck with me the last few days. She had felt God say to her, “as I have made covenants with Abraham, I have made covenants with the founding fathers.”
What a profound thought! God loves to make promises because it causes us to build trust in Him. And, His promises are eternal. Just as we can still benefit from the promises He made to Abraham, we can enter into the promises He made to the founding fathers of the United States as citizens of this country. God keeps His word.
What are the promises God made to the founding fathers? That is a question for those of us who pray.
Daniel, having read the prophet Jeremiah, contended with the Lord for the end of the Babylonian captivity (Daniel 9:1-3). Why did Daniel pray when God said the captivity would end? Because He was holding God to His promises. This is a model for us.
Just as the grace of God sustains us in our lives. Just as we benefit by taking hold of the promises He has given to us. God is willing to sustain the United States by His grace.
As the mid-term elections approach, continue to pray for the right people to be elected.