Tactics, by Becky Hunter

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)