National Day of Prayer – Healing the Church

Today is observed as a National Day of Prayer in the United States. People from all over will take the time to get quiet before the Lord to pray for our land. This National Day of Prayer is special for me. It is the Thursday before we launch The Outlet Community in Atlanta. Before I prayed for America as a nation, the Lord had me to pray for churches in America. If we want to see healing in our land, it first needs to happen within the local bodies of Christ in America.

In John 17:23 (NLT),  Jesus prayed for us to experience “such perfect unity that the world will know that you (God) sent me (Jesus).” If believers cannot live in unity, the transformative power of the gospel comes into question. As a result, the gospel message may lose credibility among unbelievers. How can we expect our world to hear the truth of God’s word, which is the only answer to today’s problems if the most segregated hour in America is 11:00 am on Sunday mornings. We must look past or racial, denominational, and philosophical differences to be a body of Oneness Christ intended before leaving Earth.

You may have been hurt, offended, devastated (shall I go on?) by people who were in church. Purpose in your heart on this National Day of Prayer to forgive. Jesus again reminds us in Matthew 5:24 (NLT), “Leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.” 

Yes, we need healing in our Land but before that will ever be able to take place— we need healing in our churches. Be the change in your community and in your church by being a person who lives a life full of love and faith who is a walking example of the power of prayer.

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