By Waylon Bailey
America needs God, and we need what God can do in our lives.
Would you join me and thousands of other Louisiana residents in making today a day of prayer and fasting?
Dr. Steve Horn leads Louisiana Baptists through his position as Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He has asked that our churches and our people fast and pray for our nation.
He is specifically asking that we take the attitude and words of Nehemiah: “When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of Heaven” (Nehemiah 1:4).
Like Nehemiah, you might feel like crying over our country. We certainly feel the need to fast and pray.
“One of my goals for this day is to simply listen to the Lord. I have few answers for all that troubles our country. However, I am comforted to know God is in control even when all else looks to be out of control. I pray if you are able, join me in some form of fasting on Thursday and encourage others to do the same” (Steve Horn).
Fasting takes many different forms. How we do this is not as important as simply spending time with God and listening to what He makes known to us.
May God bless us and bless our land.