In an ‘on demand’ culture we find ourselves wanting immediate results with little effort put forth. This phenomenon is not only found in the secular world, no, unfortunately we find this in the Christian community as well. How many times have we come to God in prayer at the last second expecting a miracle? How many times have we ignored the call of God in our lives and chased after the things of this world?

Let me tell you about a country that had turned its back to God and wanted nothing to do with him and what he had to offer. The country was Hungary, from 1947 to 1989 and even until recently, the country was a communist state where everything was regulated and controlled by the government. There was no place for God in a country where the government was god. The constitutions and the education system had nothing to do or say about Christianity or Christian principles.

Until one day when a small group of believers began to pray for their country asking that God would change hearts, because they knew that the country would not change unless there was a change of the heart.

While the country was no longer communist, the controlling parties were still in a socialist mindset and there had been little change. Regardless, the groups continued to pray fervently that God would work a miracle and hear the cries of His people.

Elections were being held for the country in May of 2010, and Viktor Orban of the Christian Conservative party won with 68 percent of the votes. The people involved in the prayer campaign did not know how God was going to work, but he answered them by electing a man who had come to realize the importance of serving a great God, and to fear politicians who were not on their knees in prayer.

God hears the prayers of his people. Do not let us lose the blessings we have had for so many years by turning our backs to God and writing him out of our Constitution and our education curriculum.

Begin to pray now, pray to the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ask him to forgive your individual sins and the corporate sins of our country. Humble yourselves before the great and mighty King who is the creator of the heavens and the earth, and the One who can save us from the direction we are heading. If you don’t believe me, ask someone from Hungary.

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