Up before the sun, but not before the Son!! Last morning here in Guyana. Felt compelled to just spend some more time praying for this nation..as I have done throughout these last few days. I prayed for the hearts of the people to turn to Jesus. For Alcoholism to be removed. For poverty to be replaced with equality. For diseases to be healed. For other people around the world to assist in social justice work here in this country. But perhaps my most focused prayer was for those that have met Jesus...or at least think they have. The longer I live, the more I observe people in the faith, the more afraid I become that we are more the problem than the solution. I prayed that Christians here would be authentic difference makers for Jesus and not so set apart from the brokenness that they let broken people fall apart and miss out on the blessing of abundant life and eternal life!
There is something different about praying for a nation on the ground...on their turf. Something profoundly moving that is hard to put into words.
I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples. -Psalm 108:3