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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Praying for the budget crisis?

It's cold and snowy here in Denver. We just got a foot of very wet snow, and we're all here watching it melt. I just listened to the news.

One item caught me attention. The Missouri legislature is praying over the budget crisis.

What an idea! Why not? I don't think that in and of ourselves we have the wisdom or discipline to solve the problem. We have tremendous problems in this country and in others as well. There are budget shortfalls everywhere.
  • at the state level
  • for many cities
  • for most schools
  • for Social Security
  • for Medicare/Medicaid
  • for pensions
  • for personal and family finances
  • for the new health care that was just passed
  • Iceland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal are having major financial problems
  • we're talking about new taxes and controls that will stunt economic growth
Are these financial problems our fault? Mostly, yes. We've wanted too much, borrowed too much, and spent too much. We're not content with what we have, we always want more. And we want someone else to pay for it.

God's people should humbly ask God for the wisdom and discipline to solve these serious problems.

Let's pray. Alone, in families, as churches, as states, and as a nation. (Whichever nation you are part of)

Otherwise, there may be disaster looming.


  1. Pray too that our elected politicians have the good graces to do the hard things, if not the popular things necessary to get the United States back on track.

  2. Amen. I remember that the Iroquois leaders made it a goal to examine how their decisions would affect their people in fifty years. Would that our politicians were as wise and courageous!