Welcome to this months blog post. The holidays are truly upon us with the change in weather, and all the Christmas parties and shopping. In this months post, I will demonstrate by showing you a time lapse video of the creation of "Fervent Prayer." It combines realistic elements of someone postured in prayer for our government leaders, as an area of importance to see change. Congress is charged with drafting, debating and sending bills to the president to be signed into law.
Despite all the division the media provides, it is important that we continue to pray for our nation's 100 senators and 435 representatives from 50 states who manages their legislative business.
The Bible instructs us to posture ourselves in praying for the affairs of the nations in which we live.
As I gathered my thoughts to create this work of art, there were many reference shots I studied of government buildings in Washington along with two scriptures to lay the foundation.
In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, it says, “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayer, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence”.
James writes about Elijah: “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.” James 5:16-18
So regardless of what type of person the leader may be, we still must pray. You may say, "What shall I pray for?" We can ask God to act and steer matters in order that we can live “a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” We can also ask God to watch over every branch of the military who protect the safety of our homeland, for the sake of our families and other loved ones.
Now is the time more than ever to become a "Fervent Prayer".