October 17, 2017
Jeremiah 29:7 “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”
This command of God in its’ context clearly calls these exiled Jews to be active in the cities where they were deported. They could have easily just isolated themselves to their sub-culture but God called them to integrate their culture.
The verb “seek” and its’ object phrase “the welfare” give explicit action instructions. “Seek” means tread a path or frequent your city. This carries the idea of getting to know your city and its’ needs. The word welfare, translated also “peace” is Shalom and this word means so much more than “absence of conflict”. It carries the idea of bringing “completeness, wholeness, health, safety, prosperity, friendliness in human relations, and contentment.” In other words, you integrate your city and make a good difference.
“Prayer,” literally calling out to God for the specific needs and situations of their city, becomes something in which you knowledgably ask God to tear down strongholds, hold back evil, and cry out to God for His work impacting the geographic place you call “home.”
This command in the Old Testament is so important! It is so important to the Lord that God the Holy Spirit places this same precept as the priority action of “fighting the good fight of faith!” cf. I Timothy 1:18;1 Timothy 2:1.
God calls His people throughout time to make a difference in their city, state and nation. Prayer is central to making that difference.
Capitol Commission is calling the church to join together in its annual Election Eve Prayer Walk on Monday, November 6th at the NC Capitol. Would you join with God’s people to pray at this year's election eve prayer walk, November 6th?
If God’s people do not example reliance upon God in America, who will?
The prayer focus “Revival of God’s people.” God is calling His people to make a difference in the marketplace. Here is an opportunity to do that tangibly.
Here is the schedule:
- Arrive between 5-6:30PM to participate in the Prayer Walk – Prayer in a group up to ten at four prayer points on the NC CAPITOL BLOCK.
- Prayer Service: 6:30PM a 40 minute service joining together to pray for revival for our nation, state, and city.
Every adult attending will receive a prayer packet. This is a family friendly event. Click here for pictures from last year.