Enliven Us, Oh Lord!
In Ezekiel 37, the prophet is brought by the Spirit to a valley of very dry bones. As I look out across The United States I see we are a nation of very empty and very dead spirits.
As in Ezekiel’s day the Lord asks us, “Can these bones live?” Do we believe that the Spirit of God can awaken our bones and the bones of our brethren? Can we believe that Divine Providence will act powerfully in our day? Will we speak the Word of the Lord? (Ezekiel 37.3-4)
Will we cry out for the working of the Almighty’s power in our lives? We must humble ourselves before the Lord and be purified by His Spirit to speak His Word to hasten this day. We must join together in prayer as did the A. J. M. Sewall and George Washington. Sewall in his eulogy of Washing-ton stated, “For my own part, I trust I shall never lose the impression made on my mind in beholding the venerable hero, the victorious leader of our hosts, bending in humble adoration to the God of armies and great Captain of our Salvation.”
Join me in the prayer and proclamation of President Washington, “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States.”
Pastor Jack Wheatley - Elgin, Illinois