National Day of Prayer
Today is the National Day of Prayer.
This was a significant Christian event at one time, much less so now.
I have always refused to participate as I believe that the theology behind it is scandalously bad and it’s basically a religious right rally where that faction fervently prays that everyone agree with them about political issues with the implication being that God surely does.
I, on the other hand, think this is the response from heaven…
“When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
(Isaiah 1:15–17 ESV)
If you really want to be the New Israel you gotta buy the whole package…
Sadly, I do not have the time to engage much anymore. However, I have really appreciated so many of your poignant postings and wanted you to know. Thank you for those, Michael. 🙂
In this case, I think you make a wonderfully concise point that exposes the utter impossibility of “Replacement Theology”.
Thank you, JM…
Well said… if we have learned nothing else, empires fade, nations rise and fall… Christ’s kingdom remains.
Every day is the ‘national’ day of prayer. … To “pray without ceasing”.. Ask, Seek, Knock, call on the Lord while He may be found.
Perfect, Paige! Perfect! 🙂