Today is National Day of Prayer and is a time for all of us to put aside our busy schedules and spend concentrated time in prayer.
I encourage you to pray for our nation that God would bring about a spiritual awakening. Pray for those in Nepal who are trying to recover from tragedy but, at the same time, may the gospel message reach their ears and hearts. Pray for persecuted Christians around the world ... men, women and children standing strong for our Lord in the midst of perilous times.
As you are praying for the needs of this world, remember the words of Richard Foster and his description of prayer:
“The primary purpose of prayer is to bring us into such a life of communion with the Father that, by the power of the Spirit, we are increasingly conformed to the image of the Son.”
May this be a day where we pray to our Heavenly Father about all that is on our hearts and may we have our hearts and lives conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.