Praying for Revival in America – Day 13

“To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him.” (Daniel 9:9)

A second essential in praying for America is confidence. The Bible teaches us that confidence is always a prerequisite in prayer. For instance, consider the following:

(1) “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must            believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek    him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

(2) “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the    sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive   any thing of the Lord.” (James 1:6-7)

(3) “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know     that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” (1 John 5:14-15)

Perhaps, the bigger question for Christians in America is not whether we have confidence in God or in Him answering prayers prayed according to His will, but how we can pray confidently for God to spare our nation when it is so steeped in sin. Notice, Daniel prayed for his nation on the basis that even though they had “rebelled against” God, the Lord still possessed “mercies and forgiveness.”

It is here alone that we find any basis for confidence in our prayers for America. It is not found in our nation’s merits, but in God’s mercy. It cannot be found in our goodness, but in the possibility of forgiveness, thanks to God’s grace.

Let us pray with the ancient Prophet Habakkuk, “O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2)

Author: Pastor Don

Don Walton is our Senior Pastor. He leads our congregation through biblical and relevant messages every week. Each week you can hear his Sunday sermon on our website or listen to past sermons on our website’s “Weekly Sermons” page. Don also writes many of our Daily Devotions and has written a number of books and booklets to help you grow in your Christian faith.

Don is the founder and director of Time For Truth Ministries, a ministry dedicated to educating the church about end time lies and equipping it to combat them with the truths of God’s Word. Visit the Time For Truth network of websites for additional information and for resources that will both edify and enlighten you.

(1) Time For Truth Ministries Website

(2) Blog & May Blog Website

(3) Nothing But The Bible Website