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February 26, 2017

Religious Freedom: Freedom of Worship

How wonderful it is to worship our Lord and Savior! We may worship quietly and thoughtfully or loudly and boisterously. The point is that all Americans should be able to worship God as we desire without government intervention of any kind. This is not the case in many other countries in the world, where worship is dictated by government or limited by government. In some, individuals meeting clandestinely in homes to worship are arrested, tortured and even killed for doing so. There are those in this country who are pushing hard to limit Christians’ worship to church buildings only.

“If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free.” (John 8:36; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Worship the Lord for a few minutes in a manner that is comfortable for you. Thank Him for the freedom in America to do so!

  2. Pray for the persecuted Church world-wide. Ask God to provide a way for them to freely worship Him!

  3. Ask the Lord to make His Church more bold in our public declaration of His loving reality. This is not the time to shrink back, but to be bold and expand His Kingdom in our communities and in this nation.

  4. If you have the opportunity today, go to a public place and either alone or with a friend, sing a song of praise or a hymn. You might be surprised to find that others join you!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I worship You! (Take a few minutes and worship Him with a thankful countenance.) Lord, we intercede on behalf of the persecuted Church world-side. Strengthen and encourage them. Grant them freedom and grace. Let us not take for granted the freedom of worship that we have. Show us how to be bold in this season. We must expand Your Kingdom in this nation and should not be afraid to do so. May we take every opportunity and even stretch ourselves to publicly worship You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I am free to worship my Lord Jesus anywhere I desire and however I want to in America!