1492–In the only book that Christopher Columbus wrote—“Book of Prophecies”—he said he could not have reached the shores of America without prayer and the guidance of the Holy Spirit: “It was the Lord who put it into my mind…I could feel His hand upon me…the fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies…All who heard of my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me…There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit…I did not make use of intelligence,. mathematics, or maps…No one should fear to undertake a task in the name of our Savior if it is just and the intention is purely for His service.” 1620–The nation was settled by people of prayer who followed God to a place where they could worship freely without the restrictive nature of the Church of England at that time. This faith in God led them to leave all that was familiar to them and risk their lives traveling to an unknown land to be free to live and worship as God led them. Those 102 passengers, as they stepped into their boats, had prayer together. The first thing they did, when they stepped off the boats at Cape Cod was to pray. During the brutal first winter, the surviving members continued to pray. Today–As we read the early history of our nation we see that every important event, including the writing and adoption of our Constitution, was founded upon faith in God and fervent prayer. Is there ever a time when we should abandon our faith in God and our own personal prayer?
As I pray for you and myself, I encourage you to resolve to PRAY FOR OUR NATION…and to pray for each other daily. Let everyone say…AMEN!!