LISTEN NOW! Or WATCH FULL PROGRAM! Another year has gone by and members from both parties of our government have once again gathered together for the National Prayer Breakfast. This year marks the 66th annual event, which is also now the second Prayer Breakfast that President Trump has attended. There has been so much division that was been demonstrated between our two parties of government. But, this event demonstrates how this is not always true. Franklin Graham, who also attended the event, shares the significance of the event.
“It was a privilege to be at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday. Many powerful testimonies to God and prayers for our country were shared by different individuals. The Prayer Breakfast is a bipartisan event co-chaired by a Democrat and a Republican. This just goes to show you that both parties in Washington can work together–when we come together in Jesus’ Name.”
This is such a powerful truth to understand and realize. Franklin Graham understands the important role of leadership in our nation, and the need for godly leadership. During the Presidential race of 2017, Graham traveled to all 50 state capitals in America and cried out in repentance for our nation. It wasn’t about politics, it was simply about believing God for godly leadership.
When we look at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, it is important to remember where we came from to recognize the beauty of where we are now. President Trump recognizes how the founders of our nation acknowledges God. “Each year this event reminds us that faith is central to American life and to liberty. Our founders invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence. Our currency declares ‘In God We Trust.’ And we place our hands on our hearts as we recite the Pledge of Allegiance and proclaim we are ‘One Nation Under God.” When our previous president said words during past prayer breakfast events that were in direct contradiction to what our Founders believed, President Trump acknowledges the reality of our nation. “America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened by the power of prayer.”
We recognize that America is a nation of laws, in addition, we all have rights. What is beautiful is how President Trump recognizes where these rights come from. “Our rights are not given to us by man; our rights come from our Creator. No matter what, no earthly force can take those rights away. That is why the words, ‘Praise be to God’ are etched atop the Washington Monument, and those same words are etched into the hearts of our people. So today we praise God for how truly blessed we are to be Americans.” Is this not beautiful!? This our President acknowledging our Creator.
When we look at the Washington Monument, the apex of this monument has words etched into it, “Praise Be to God”. So many people are arguing that God doesn’t belong in the public square. This refutes every one of those claims as God is literally in the middle of our public square.
The President continues to talk about how God’s handiwork can not only be seen in our nation’s monuments, but all throughout the fabric of our society. “On our land, we see the splendor of God’s creation. Throughout history we see the story of God’s providence and in every city and town we see the Lord’s grace around us through a million acts of kindness, courage and generosity. We love God.” The President also highlights how we live our lives greatly impacts those around us. “We see the Lord’s grace in the service members who risk their lives for our freedom. We see it in the teachers who work tirelessly for their students and the police who sacrifice for our communities. And we see the Lord’s grace in the moms and dads who work two and three jobs to give their children the chance for a better and much more prosperous and happier life.”
One of the things the Lord revealed to Greg Lancaster is that the Church needs to pay attention to what this man is doing. The President is confident. He doesn’t care about the negative press. He continues in the vision that he has spoken over the nation. As the Church, we should be more confident than anybody else. What are your thoughts on this? How were you impacted by the President’s words during this year’s National Prayer Breakfast?
See the whole story about this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Franklin Graham, Democrats, Republicans, President Trump, Trump Administration, 66th Annual National Prayer Breakfast, The Washington Monument, Founding Fathers of America, the Declaration of Independence, Creator, God belongs in the public square, and hope. Greg and John shared in this segment.
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