You probably won’t find a Hallmark card to celebrate today, but I’m certain the Throne Room is a busy place today with the prayers of the saints being lifted up on this National Day of Prayer here in America.
Many prayer events are being held across the country, but REST Ministries was invited to create a prayer station as a part of an interactive prayer walk being held at Chapel Rock Christian Church in Indianapolis.
Our prayer station, pictured in the photo, invites people into God’s presence and participants are given the following devotional thoughts to help them focus on the Lord:
When I was a young boy I loved to play outside on hot
summer days. One of the things I enjoyed doing was to
take a magnifying glass and hold it in the sun, focusing the rays of the sun into a powerful concentrated tiny dot of light. With this tiny dot of light I would melt things, burn my name into pieces of wood and start small fires! It didn’t take me long to find out that if I didn’t hold the focus of the magnifying glass tight enough or if I kept it moving around too much, I couldn’t harness the power of the sun so it would be strong enough to accomplish anything. The more distractions around me, the more difficult I found it to be still and focus the power of the sun.
Just as in the case of my focusing the magnifying glass to concentrate on “the sun,” in our Christian walk, we must frequently pause to concentrate all of our focus on “The Son.” When we truly keep focused on Jesus, The Son, and our intimate relationship with Him, we will unleash the full power of God in our life! Undoubtedly, the busier we are and the more distractions around us, the more difficult it is to clearly focus on Jesus and soak in His presence.
Spend some time right now to be still and keep your “magnifying glass” tightly focused on God. Spend time focusing on who God is and what He has done in your life; prayerfully thank and praise Him. During this prayer time, don’t allow the things of this world to distract your focus from the one thing that matters… our relationship with God!
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” NIV (Some versions say “stand silent, let go of your concerns, cease striving or quit fighting” in lieu of the words be still.)
We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith. He saw the joy ahead of him, so he endured death on the cross and ignored the disgrace it brought him. Then he received the highest position in heaven, the one next to the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
(GOD’S WORD TRANSLATION)
Even if you can’t attend a prayer gathering, event, or prayer walk today, take some extra time to “be still” and help to fill the Throne Room with praises to the King of Kings! Also pray for God’s healing touch to blanket our great nation in our marriages / families, our churches and in our government.
“Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in Your presence this day.” I Kings 8:28