Religious Freedom: God in the Public Square
Can you imagine an America where you can only worship, pray, learn about God and talk openly about Him inside a designated, state-sanctioned and overseen building? Such is life for some Believers in other nations worldwide. Sadly, some Christians in America relegate themselves to this position as a matter of course anyway. Break out of your box, Church! Get your faith out in your neighborhoods, cities, schools and workplaces before you can’t. Your gifts weren’t meant to be for the Body of Christ alone, but to show those who don’t yet know Him just how very much He loves and cares about them. Your God-given creative ideas are meant to change society and benefit the populace. Your faith can be an example to the struggling. Get your faith-filled hands on the sick and hurting. Feed the sick, deliver the oppressed, invent something life-changing, write legislation, govern righteously, and change the world in Jesus’ mighty Name!
“If anyone acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will openly acknowledge that person before my Father in heaven. But if anyone denies me here on earth, I will deny that person before my Father in heaven.” (Luke 19:32-33; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Commit to the Lord that you will be His vessel in the public square and encourage other Christians to be also.
Pray for the Church that they will not fear being open about their faith in public.
Ask God to pour out His creativity on His Body, resulting in witty inventions and solutions to systemic problems in the nation.
Decree that the Ekklesia will legislate in the heavens and that many will be called into government positions from local city councils and school boards to state and national legislative levels. Pray they do not miss their opportunity to make a difference.
Pray for the persecuted Church in the nations of the earth.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I commit myself to You as Your willing vessel to be used by You in the public arena to declare Your greatness and great works. I call forth my brothers and sisters in Christ, that they would make the same commitment. Lord, break fear off of us and grant us a holy boldness! Give us ears to hear and the words to speak to legislate Your Will into the nation. We call the Ekklesia to take their places on governing bodies from the local to the federal levels. We intercede for those persecuted for their faith in Christ in other nations of the earth. We declare, “Kingdom of God, COME!”
I decree that the Ekklesia will declare with boldness the decrees of the Lord in the public arena, and the nation will shift as a result!