Greg Laurie the pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, CA spoke and prayed at the National Day of Prayer event in Washington, DC and followed through on his promise: “I won’t back down!”
He received tremendous criticism last week from LGBT and progressive outlets for being chosen to pray and speak at the event because he believes the Bible when it says that the LGBT lifestyle is a sin, and he will not endorse same-sex marriage.
“Lord, we need Your help in America. In recent days, we have done our best to remove Your Word and Your counsel from our courtrooms, classrooms and culture. It seems, as President Lincoln once said, that we have ‘forgotten God.’ But Lord, You have not forgotten us! You can bless and help and revive our country again.”
“Lord, in Your mercy, we ask that You would exalt our country again. We have had a number of great awakenings in America. We have experienced times of refreshing, and revivals that changed not only the spiritual but also the moral landscape.”
“That is our prayer for America today, Lord. Send a mighty spiritual awakening that will turn the hearts of men and women, boys and girls back to you. You have told us if we will humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, that You will forgive our sins and heal our land.”
“Forgive us today, Lord, and heal this troubled land that we love so much…”
There are hundreds of thousands and I am hoping millions of true Christians in this country who hold true to biblical teaching and who have the Holy Spirit in them.
May I be so bold to ask this question: If God would have spared Sodom if it had 10 righteous people in it, would He perhaps spare America for the sake of its believers and its roots? I believe He has thus far…
But I also believe the ultimate answer lies in the prayer above. If all the Christians would unite in prayer perhaps we will see one last great revival in this country before the END.
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very heartfelt prayer, great to see Greg Laurie step up and pray on behalf of those who plead in prayer with God for the future of our country.
This is a very good prayer by Mr. Laurie. As I grew up in California, I am very familiar with Pastor Greg. I remember his wonderful cartoon drawings for Calvary Chapel (where I would drive 2 hrs. to Costa Mesa every weekend).
At the same time, I have to wonder about a man who hangs out with Rick Warren.
I know someone who attends his church and really likes him.
However, I am confused by his association with a man who is teaching error.
That means you grew up around my area, the OC… I used to go to Monday nights with Greg Laurie at CC when I was in high school 🙂
The good old days 🙂
I grew up in West Covina, and after college returned, eventually, to Southern Cal and Brea which is in Orange County. I taught at a small Christian school there.
Southern California was a great place to grow up in during the 60s and 70s. It wasn’t the same when I returned after college; there were just too many people. People or not, I would be there if I had felt called to stay. I did not and have enjoyed the past 20 years in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
I still have relatives and friends in California.
My early years…they were, as you stated, “The good old days.” 🙂
I think I will be putting up a post about Mustard Seed Faith, one of the early Christian bands. They were out there before there was big money in “Christian” music.