We know that we have a National day of Prayer, but did you know that God also instituted a National day of prayer way back in the Older Testament?
Yes, we find this Leviticus where God said to Moses to have all the people fast, and pray and repent for their sins and for the Nation as a whole.
This day is known as Yom Kippur and is 26 hours of total fasting and prayer, reflection and repentance. It is also said that God seals the books of life and death for the coming year, Whoa! I don’t know about you make that makes me want to stand up and pay attention!
Why is this so vital and important for today? Well, as we all know we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We also know that we tend to sin on a regular basis rather we are fully aware of it or not.
Also we need and should pray for our Nation as a whole, for our leaders and those in authority so that they may make correct and good decisions as their decisions affect the whole of the country.
Just think if every country tribe and tongue prayed like this on a regular basis, what a tremendous difference it would make in our societies! But, we also must remember who the god of this world is, he is NOT the God that we serve however, and continuously makes war with the saints of the Most High God! So as to thwart or move in a different direction our prayers by hindering our thoughts towards our God.
Usually through daily distractions is the most common tactic of our adversary. That is why I think it is important for us to observe at least one day a year these National days of Prayer. It can’t hurt us certainly and may even help us grow and mature in the Lord!
Lev. 16:30 Yom Kippur 2018: Sept. 18-19th
National Day of Prayer U. S. 2018: May 3rd.