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The Climate for Worship
Series: Building A Place of Worship
Michael A. Romero
Important Event: National Day of Prayer
May 4th is National Day of Prayer. From the President down we are urged to observe prayer.
Dr. Henry Blackaby, a man of prayer himself, was selected to chair this national event and so I would like to read to you the 2006 Prayer for the Nation for 2006.
"Oh Heavenly Father, You have made Yourself known to us as a nation by Your mighty works throughout our history. From the beginning, You have been with us through many wars and conflicts; Your right arm has saved us. We have been amazingly and graciously blessed.
Today, we confess our sin of not responding to Your right to rule in our lives and our nation. Too often we have despised and rejected Your will while imposing our own, and we are now facing the consequences of our disobedience. Draw us back to Yourself
that we may return to Your ways once again. Without You we can do nothing. You have promised that if we honor You, You will once again honor this great nation.
That is our fervent prayer. For Your honor and glory we pray, Amen."
This prayer focuses on a key issue in our land, in our cities, and in our homes and that is the issue of "honoring God".
This prayer and the key verse for this year is 1 Samuel 2:30 which says,
"Those who honor me, I will honor." ...also comes with a call that simply says, "America, Honor God".
Today's situation around the world demands we come back as a people and honor God so that He will turn His face toward us and honor our nation and our homes.
I hope you will seriously consider ways that you and your family can honor God as you pray on May 4th.
Now let's begin to get into today's subject.
Last week we began to look at "The Magnitude of Worship". God is worthy of our worship. The great temple that Solomon built and the temple that David his father had dreamed of were built with almost 87 billion ...
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