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Prayer and politics

You may have seen a clip of US President Trump asking for a day of national prayer in the wake of the flood damage in Houston.  It might be worth clarifying a few basic assumptions:

If there is no God at all, then a day of prayer makes no sense at all.

If there is a God, it is worth turning to Him in both good times and bad.

God and prayer are above politics, whether right wing or left wing.

Ultimately the solution is not political but spiritual and ethical.

If there is a God, then one has to ask who He is, and what kind of God He is.

From everything that I can discern, and after a lifetime of searching and study, I have come to the firm conclusion that the true God is the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God whom Yeshua (Jesus) is His appointed and anointed savior to mankind.

If that is the case, no matter whether your politics are right or left, and no matter what you may think of US President Trump or Vice President Pence, then calling for a day of national prayer can be nothing but a good thing. Perhaps a very good thing!

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus… – 1 Timothy 2:1-5

Let’s join our hearts in prayer for the United States, for the current crisis in North and South Korea, for the millions of refugees from the Middle East, and for all nations, including Israel.  If there is one true God, then He is the Father and creator of all people.

This article originally appeared on Revive Israel, September 7, 2017, and reposted with permission.

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Asher Intrater
Asher Intrater is the founder and apostolic leader of Revive Israel Ministries, and oversees Ahavat Yeshua Congregation in Jerusalem, and Tiferet Yeshua Congregation in Tel Aviv. Asher was one of the founders of Tikkun International with Dan Juster and Eitan Shishkoff, and serves on the board of the Messianic Alliance of Israel and Aglow International.

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