We live in evil times. The moral decay of our society is troubling, and the effect that it is having on our lives and the lives of our children should cause us to mourn. This situation should not come as a surprise to us as the Bible says:
2 Timothy 3:1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
These last days are upon us, and I suggest that we can do more than just mourn the condition of our world! As Christians, we stand at the crossroads our our society. We can choose to do nothing and allow evil to continue unchallenged in our communities, or we can choose to stand up and fight.
Ephesians 6:11-13 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
When we choose to fight, we must remember that this is not a physical war, but rather a spiritual one. Therefore, we must fight this fight with spiritual weapons.
2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
To that end, several members of the Dallas Church have been meeting once a month around the flag pole at the Dallas Square to pray for revival in our community. We do not do this for show, therefore we do not pray out loud nor is this an organized evangelical event. This is an event where we quietly gather and fellowship for a bit and then at 8:00 pm on the 1st Saturday of every month, we quietly pray for about 15 minute for revival in our community.
Scripture teaches is that the “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16) We believe that the answer to the ills of our society is spiritual revival. We believe that this revival will come from God. We believe that when God’s people fervently cry out to Him for help, he will hear and answer our prayers.
We are asking “Who will stand with us?” If you are concerned about the condition of our society, and you want to do something about, then come and stand in prayer with us! We meet the 1st Saturday of every month on the Dallas Square at 8:00 pm. If you wish to join us, we only ask that you respect our desire to keep this as a time of silent prayer where God’s people join together in common prayer to ask God to bring true spiritual revival to our society.
Our vision is that other communities will hold prayers in their communities at the same time and in similar locations. Imagine the hope that could come if 1000’s of people are gathering in communities across our nation all praying for the same thing! Join us to make “Prayer on the Square” a national movement and not just a local event. Will you stand with us?
Elder Marty Hoskins, Pastor
Dallas Primitive Baptist Church