The eV&B Bulletin

Get Out the Prayer!

eV&B Bulletin: August 9, 2010

eVB logo"If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has." A friend of mine sent this to me in a list called "Christian One-Liners." This quotation is immensely useful: simply replace the word "church" with "you," and the word "pastor" with "husband, wife, parent, child, friend, boss, Senator, President..." the possibilities are endless!

The article in this issue of the Vine & Branches by Dave Duris on Intercession speaks to this end. As I read it I thought of this passage from the book of Ezekiel:

Ezekiel 22:30:
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

How relevant is this truth to our day and time! God is looking for men and women of faith who will stand in the gap for their land. God forbid that we should relive the days before the fall of Jerusalem when God could find no one willing to "make up the hedge."

An insolent child will point his finger and call people names. We have no right to complain that our governmental leaders fail to keep their duty when we fail to keep ours. It is our duty as Christians to "pray for all that are in authority" (1 Tim. 2:2) – and not only the ones we like! Get out the vote? Okay. But first get out the prayer! It is a much more powerful ballot box.


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