Conversations take on a different tone in crisis. We must all be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in it. It’s time to go past the day to day news to ask more meaningful questions about God, the times we live in, and the changing priorities we are witnessing. In order to be made ready for these times we must follow the lead of David in the midst of a great crisis in his life. Despite everything coming against him he proclaims ‘but I am in prayer’. These five words must guide our thinking and our actions in these times. We can pray God’s word from the psalms in particular as so many – including Jesus – have before us. Remind yourself of God’s faithfulness! He is never changing and never ending! Jesus is still King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He will keep you amidst this storm. Let God guide you through this crisis, and stay firm in prayer brothers and sisters.
Do not keep silent,
O God of my praise!
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful
Have opened against me;
They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without a cause.
In return for my love they are my accusers,
But I give myself to prayer.