Tactics, by Becky Hunter
Joel and I had the privilege of attending the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC again this year—I wish you had been there, too. This event is so much more than its name implies; it’s dozens of gatherings scattered over a period of four days. Leaders from every state in the Union and more than 140 countries showed up. It is an extraordinary extension of prayer breakfasts and Bible studies that many congress members participate in weekly. Those Democrats, Republicans and Independents leave their political identities at the door and come together to focus on the person and spirit of Jesus.
Senate Chaplain, Barry Black, delivered a powerful sermon at the main breakfast this year. “Many people have no problem working hard to make their voices heard on Earth through blogs, marches, holding placards, and other tactics, but in the end”, he said, “there’s a deep and needed power that comes along with making our voices heard in Heaven.” His words caused me to think about how much effort I put into letting the world know what I believe compared to the time I spend praying that God will bring clarity to the minds and peace to the hearts of others.
“And if my people who are called by my name become humble and pray, and look for me, and turn away from their evil ways, then I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin and heal their land.” - 2 Chronicles 7:14(ERV)
Nice to hear something we don’t usually get. So tired of the fight to who becomes president I never know who to vote fore it seems both sides fight you see the bad things they do its like cut throat so to speak until the last one is left standing almost seems like the bully wins the one who knocks down the most who can dig up the most dirt so they look better. Honestly I feel everyone sins and we all fall short and we can take even the most positive things cut out a few words alter a picture or video and it so changes it all. Don’t care for fights or arguments would rather stay far away.
I must admit it is nice to see a more positive side of the goverment one that shows that both sides come together putting all feeling aside to pray. So why can’t this be shown in the he media? , why can’t they show this during their campaign, prayer. In the end the president can’t do it alone we each need to do a part. The president won’t make everyone happy as he can’t give everyone what they want. I just pray what ever comes forward that hate is less and fighting is less coming together helping each other in even the small things. The suffering seems to be getting worse and the number of deaths seems to be rising.
But this makes me happy. Something you dont usually get to see or hear about. Just wish all can see this both sides coming together for a moment of God. Seems nice and even a breath to feel just maybe it won’t be so bad. Thanks Becky for sharing this. This year seem to start of with so many things going on and hate seems to be fueling so much.I feel if the news shows 95 percent of the good things and 5% of the other stuff just maybe more will focus on more positive things. I turned of the television years ago. It seems hard but really so much more can fill that time.
Thank you for the many things you bring. I’m not the best with getting to everything but I love reading your post even if I only get to them when I can and read them all to catch up I so enjoy what you post. I feel there should be a ask a Pastors wife section.
Becky, Thank you so much for sharing. So refreshing to hear about both parties joining together for such a worthy cause. Wish this could happen so much more often. Something to add to our prayer list, also.
Wow that hits me hard