Today is Presidents Day here in the United States of America. Although originally we honored the Father of Our Country, George Washington, on this day, another great American was born during this month of February, also. Our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln.
Some historians question Lincoln’s spiritual beliefs. Yet as the Civil War raged during his presidency he admitted, “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”
Perhaps you identify with Lincoln’s need to pray. Maybe you’re burdened by battles within your family, financial hardships, health problems, or heavy concerns for the future of America. You may long for assurance that God cares. He does.
God provided the sacrificial Lamb, His Son Jesus Christ, to pay for the sins and worries that keep you from knowing Him intimately. You can trust that Christ will help you now and that He will come again to reign as the conquering Lamb. Although nations war against Him, His love will have the last word. (Rev. 17:14)
Before today ends, tell God how grateful you are for the loving Sacrifice of His Son and for the promise of His final victory. Then pray that our current president and leaders, like Lincoln, will come to God for direction during these troubled times.
This is part of a devotion that I wrote for the Presidential Prayer Team during February. I invite you to join with millions of other concerned men, women and children who pray daily for the United States.
Check out the different opportunities at www.presidentialprayerteam.org. And consider signing up to receive a daily devotional prayer reminder (similar to this one) by clicking on the box on the home page titled “Sign-up Daily Devotions”. Each month has a theme. February’s theme is: The Loving Attributes of God. See God as The LAMB in this devotion.
After visiting the Presidential Prayer Team website, let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.
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Joan C. Webb
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