A close friend of mine brought to my attention a “cause” that is being presented by Max Lucado, the best-selling author and preacher at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. The “cause” is known as “40 Days of Prayer for the USA”. The concept behind the “cause” is to pray for our nation consistently and diligently each day during the 40 days leading up to the Presidential election.
He is not asking us to pray for a Republican President or the re-election of President Obama, but rather he is asking us to pray for God’s guidance and direction for our leaders. If you have been following the party platforms and conventions, then you know the latest scandal to hit the news was the removal of the name of “God” from the Democratic platform. It took an upheaval to have God’s name reinstated but the upset protestors eventually won.
If you read my blog on August 24, 2012 entitled “Rick Warren Cancels Presidential Forum”, you will get the idea of how harsh this year’s presidential race has become.
So, instead of being frustrated and throwing our arms in the air, let’s listen to Max and raise our hands in prayer. Some people live by the adage, “When all else fails…pray.” I say, “Pray…before all else fails.” The first website below references Max Lucado’s “40 Days of Prayer for the USA” guidelines.