Prayer and Culture

My plan is to use this page to present recent articles, book reviews, and the occasional blog to help us think about how to live and apply our faith in a rapidly-changing culture. But one crucial part of working in our culture is prayer.

If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT)

We may tend to apply 2 Chronicles 7:14 too easily to our nation, but the underlying principle is still valid. (I personally think Jeremiah is more directly applicable, but that’s just me.)

Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.

Jeremiah 29:7 (NIV)

Whichever you prefer, praying for our culture should be a big part of impacting it, especially during our 21 Days of Prayer. Learning to pray well should be part of our cultural interaction. So, over the next few days, starting tomorrow, I’ll be posting an article each day on prayer.

For today, instead of an article, how about one of my own quotes that I put in my journal in 2013 and still don’t think I’ve worked into a sermon.

Too often we don’t wait for God to answer our prayer. We just put the request on a credit card.

Steve DAvis

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