In early May I posted some photos of our trip to Frankfort. I mentioned then that several of my local pastor friends and I have decided to unite our “prayer forces” between now and the upcoming Presidential election. To that end, I thought you might like a schedule of the upcoming “If My People” prayer rallies.
Wednesday, June 29
7:00 p.m. Rosebower Baptist Church 1120 Tyree Road
Wednesday, July 27
6:30 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church 146 South Friendship Road
Wednesday, August 31
6:30 p.m. Bellview Baptist Church 4875 Old Mayfield Road
Wednesday, September 28
6:30 p.m. Lone Oak First Baptist Church 3601 Lone Oak Road
Wednesday, October 26
6:00 p.m. First Baptist Paducah 2890 Broadway
You’ll notice that five different churches, including our own, will serve as host churches. The start time each Wednesday evening is the start time for that congregation’s normal Wednesday services.
Our Lord Jesus called us “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-16). So we must “let our light shine” for such a time as this. We have no misguided notion that America is ancient Israel. The Church is God’s covenant people, not the U.S.A., and this we must never forget. America is not a theocracy, nor do not expect that everything which transpires within American government will line up with the ideals of Scripture. That being said, Christ has put you and me on this Earth, and in this nation, for this particular season – political turmoil and all.
If you have been discouraged about American political life in recent days, please allow me to encourage you. Even considering all its flaws, a government that is less than perfect is better than no government at all. Human government serves God’s gracious purposes in this world, including order, accountability, and leadership. Surely we can pray for those who lead, and those who will lead, our nation – believing by faith that we serve a Sovereign God “who works all things according to the counsel of his will” (Ephesians 1:11). This ministry of prayer is an important aspect of our being the most Christlike citizens we can be until we are called home.
Who but God knows how powerful the prayers of Paducah believers – coming together around the cross of Christ – could be? Everyone – regardless of church affiliation, denominational background, or political affiliation – is invited to participate in these important and timely prayer rallies. No one is excluded, and all are welcome. Please help me get the word out!