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April 28, 2015

The eyes of the nation are on Baltimore right now. You’ve probably taken part in conversations focusing on the riots and circumstances behind them. I know I have. It seems every other Facebook post I read has to do with the protests. But there’s something encouraging that I’m seeing – in many of these posts (some from leaders of Maryland), the word “pray” is being used. Often.

Our communities, state and nation need prayer. Citizens need to seek God and his ways. The church needs to find ways to serve, not condemn (which is happening). Do we believe God can work and bring about spiritual revival through all of the racial divides, family breakdown, poverty and mistrust of law enforcement and elected officials?

If we don’t believe that, we are without hope.

Maybe it’s no mistake that next Thursday (May 7) is the National Day of Prayer. I encourage you to click HERE to search for events that may be near you so you can publicly participate with other believers, confident that our God can do the impossible.

I will be taking part in the program in front of the state capitol building in Annapolis that day at 6:30 p.m. If you can make it to this gathering, please come. If not, maybe there will be an event near you. You may also set aside personal time with the Lord that day to petition God for our nation – but however we participate, we must pray for the hearts of individuals to receive and respond to God’s truth.

New laws, economic policies or community initiatives may do some good, but will never solve the root problem of our world. That was done at Calvary. The gospel of Jesus brings about the only change that will last in this world and the world to come.

Thank you for praying for Baltimore. Thank you for praying for leaders. Thank you for lifting up Capitol Commission.