Is Our Prayer Desperate

We are living in desperate times, with the recent changes in our society such as the redefining of marriage and the break down of family! We have an enemy that is working overtime to destroy what God has created, this enemy is attacking the foundations of our spiritual heritage.

This world is filled with leaders in positions of responsibility who do not fear God, and have rather chose to follow what man decides is politically correct. This deceit is not just among our government but it has crept into our churches and our homes. Today we have pastors who believe that they should follow the laws that our Supreme Court decide on and neglect the written Word of God our Bible. It breaks my heart when I see a pastor or congregation make statements as “Our Bible is outdated” or “Does God really care about this, wasn’t the Bible written thousands of years ago.” My heart breaks even more when I see christian families crumbling under the pressure of this world, and marriages break up. We are not only in a fight for traditional marriage we are in a fight to preserve the traditional family that has been the foundation for our society for generations. It is the fight to give every child the opportunity to be raised in a home with a mom and dad, learning the invaluable life lessons that come from each. According to statistics the single greatest factor contributing to the exploding rate of deviant behavior in our country is that of children being raised in fatherless homes. Violent crime, substance abuse, unwed mothers, chronic depression, and an abundance of other social ills, including poverty, can be traced back to children having an absent or abusive father. Children who grow up apart from their biological fathers are disadvantaged across the board. They are twice as likely to drop out of school and as adults they end up having much higher rates of divorce. The great majority of our incarcerated criminals grew up either in a fatherless home or in a home where the father was abusive.

Friends we are in desperate times! We can not shrink back ! We must stand! We must go to God in desperate prayer! All throughout the Bible we see desperate people in desperate times, confronted by feelings of hopelessness. What do they do, they go to God in desperate prayer!Jesus spoke of desperate prayer in Luke 18 in the parable of the persistent widow. In Luke 18:1 it says,  “And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart” (give up, or despair). Are we praying and not losing heart, or are we in despair of all that’s happening around you?  Are we praying with confidence, is our prayer desperate and persistent? Do we have confidence in our Sovereign Lord, or have we given up all hope and given in to the lie of the devil, our enemy?

Let’s stand up fellow Christians our hope is found in Jesus. It’s because of His work on the cross that we can approach God’s throne and know that He hears us. Hebrews 4:14-16 says, “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

2 Chronicles 7:14-15 promises, “if my people, who are called by my name, will 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.”

Fellow Christians we must humble ourselves before God and pray with an earnest desire to be heard and answered! Are we praying half-hearted, mumbly prayers? Or do we recognize the need, the helplessness, do we recognize our inability to meet this crushing need? We are in desperate times in need of desperate prayer are you willing to join me and stand up for God and His Word or will you crumble under the pressure as so many have done?

 

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