Praying for Healing in Our Land
I Pray Revival is on the Way
by Joanne Troppello
I’ve mentioned it a few times in several different articles that I had watched The Return 2020 prayer event on 9/26/20, which was held in D.C., online on my tablet throughout the day as I did laundry and cleaned the house. Then I paused several times during the day to pray for revival in our country. I wrote about that experience in my article, Is Revival on the Way?
I tweeted the other day that I will never lose faith in God. His power is made perfect in my weakness.
Right now, our nation is suffering. Our nation is divided. Times feel uncertain. However, my faith is in God and not man. I still believe that God has a plan, and He is working everything out for our good. That means we’ll be experiencing spiritual growing pains, but that’s part of growing as a believer.
I know that not every believer may feel hope right now. Not every American is a Christian and has the hope of eternity. Yet, I still believe that God can unite our country—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I’m still believing for spiritual revival across our land.
Evangelist Franklin Graham recently tweeted the following, calling for unity amongst Christians and for us to pray for even those leaders we may disagree with politically.
I love how he continued to share that all finger pointed needs to stop. We need to recognize that both political parties have done wrong and bear responsibility for what is currently going on in our country.
Praying for Our Leaders
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – I Timothy 2:1-4 (NKJV)
In this passage in I Timothy, we are urged to “pray for all men, kings, and all who are in authority”. The second part of the verse shows why, “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”
God wants all people to be saved. We need to do our part to be a witness for the Gospel message so that all can come to the knowledge of the truth.
Believe me, I know this is not always easy. However, this is “good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.” Let’s start to pray for our leaders. In our human eyes, some of them may seem far gone and never open to God’s leading. Yet, prayer is powerful. Saul persecuted Christians, but God touched his life on the Damascus Road, truth was revealed, and he became a follower of “The Way” (Acts 9:1-9).
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. – James 5:16 (NKJV)
No one is beyond the reach of God.
I wrote the following poem about new beginnings and breathing in new life.
Sunset Over Long Pond
Breathing in new life
I walk the gravel road
from my house to the pond
breathing in the frosty
air tingling my lungs.
My nose is frozen and my
teeth begin their chatter
but I am not bothered,
just invigorated, and alive.
Climbing the wooden ladder
to the tree top house,
I have a clear view of
the glorious pond.
Okay, so what if it’s not
one of the Great Lakes,
but it’s my little pond,
the secret place I go
to sit and be still.
To soak up the cold air
and watch the sun go down,
only to rise again each morning,
giving us a new beginning.
© Joanne Troppello
Let’s remember that God is the God of the impossible. He will make a way where there seems to be no way. We need to do our part as believers and imitate Christ each day—witnessing for Him and His glory. Part of our mission in life is to pray for our leaders.
Will you join with me in praying for our leaders in 2021?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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