The book of Acts, chapter 27, verses 21 and 22: “But after a long abstinence from food, then Paul stood in the midst of them and said, ‘Men you should have listened to me, and not sailed from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss. Now I urge you to take heart, for there shall be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.'”
For a long time in this country, the church has been largely absent from meaningful influence on our forward journey. Self-focused, marginalized, out of view, and relegated to obscurity, we have, as Paul was, been put away and largely unheeded. Though out of view and influence, Paul began to pray. The Lord Jesus gave Him a word and direction not only for himself, but for all those around him. The nation will soon be calling for your voice and mine again.
It’s time for you and I to pray.