Art and Music | Weekly Devotional
This week's focus: Arts and Entertainment
Pieces of art have always had the power to move our minds and impact our hearts. God Himself made everything that we can see in order to reveal who He is. He crafted the earth and filled it with beauty to show us what He is like. Creation testifies of what God is like. Likewise, God gave us the ability to create such things as music and songs. Today, artists create pieces of art to reflect certain truths, and musicians write songs to gather people around certain ideas. Pray today that God would influence artists to create works of art that reflect His truth. Pray that artists around America would be drawn into a revelation of Jesus and that they would seek ways to share this revelation through art. Pray for musicians and popular music. Pray that it would be flooded with the sounds of heaven and would support the message of Christ. Pray for musicians to encounter the truth of Jesus that causes them to sing His praises and turn the minds of their listeners to Christ.
Romans 1:20; Psalm 105:2
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
As we celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, take time to pray for America. We've included this prayer from Pastor Greg Laurie:
“Father, we come to You to pray for our nation, the United States of America.
How You have blessed us through the years, Lord! We rightly sing, “America, America, God shed His grace on thee.” Yet we see trouble in our culture today. We see the breakdown of the family, crippling addictions, and random acts of horrific violence.
Lord, we need Your help in America. In recent days, we have done our best to remove Your Word and Your counsel from our courtrooms, classrooms, and culture. It seems, as President Lincoln once said, that we have “forgotten God.” But Lord, You have not forgotten us! You can bless and help and revive our country again.
Scripture tells us that “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Lord, in Your mercy, we ask that You would exalt our country again. We have had a number of great awakenings in America. We have experienced times of refreshing, and revivals that changed not only the spiritual but also the moral landscape. As the psalmist said, “Will You not revive us again, so that Your people may rejoice in You?” (Psalm 85:6).
That is our prayer for America today, Lord. Send a mighty spiritual awakening that will turn the hearts of men and women, boys and girls, back to you. You have told us if we will humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, that You will forgive our sins and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Forgive us today, Lord, and heal this troubled land that we love so much.
We ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen."
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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