by Alexei Laushkin
Today marks the 60th National Day of Prayer for America. The theme of today comes from Psalm 91:2. "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge, my God in whom I trust."
It's a bit of an odd day for me to celebrate a national day of prayer. Part of me wants to join in, the other part wants to stand aside and view the day as more of a cultural phenomenon. One of my favorite theologians, said that the church should have a regular day of prayer and fasting and that much heavenly fruit could come from this. I believe that's true. There is something very powerful about uniting in prayer across cities, cultures, race, and churches.
One thing is for sure, America needs prayer. Maybe not the sort of stand in front of you and pray at you prayer, but the sort of quiet closet intercession. I know for sure that if I do not trust God or see him as a refuge and shelter, I will not turn to him in prayer.I might be convinced to try and pray as a sort of insurance policy, but unless I trust and love God I won't be able to pray for more than a minute or two. For you see out of the overflow of the heart, prayer cometh or in some cases cometh not at all.