Jacob’s LadderMar 24th, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Church, Editorials
Have You Prayed For Madison County?
Have you been praying for Madison County during this Lenten season?
The Madison County Ministerial Association is encouraging the churches in Madison County to pray for 40 days in an effort to help Madison County. Families are being prayed for, schools are being prayed for and the economy is being prayed for.
Have you been praying for Madison County?
The church I attend – Midway Church of God – is in the midst of a revival. On Monday and Tuesday night, Mike Carson, who is conducting the revival, has led those attending in prayer for Madison County.
Mike lives in Lafayette, Tenn., where he says church attendance is sparse. His church runs approximately 200 people in attendance each week, down from 300 a week. Of the 20,000 people in the county there, only 3,000 attend church.
I wonder if there are even 3,000 people in Madison County (which has roughly the same population as Lafayette) attend church here?
Have you been to church lately?
Have you taken your children to church?
Have your children been to church, but not you?
Maybe it’s time some children take their parents to church.
Look around and see all the problems in Madison County today. A look at this week’s Jail Report in this newspaper shows people arrested for drugs, for DUI, for domestic violence, for burglary and even shows one person registering as a sexual offender. Look at the businesses in town that are drowning in the sea of desperation as the economy grabs them by the ankles, holding them under water. Look at the schools and the poor grades the children have. Most of all — look at the families. There are children who go hungry because their parents are willing to pay more for crack or alcohol or gambling than they are for food. Look at all the unwed mothers.
Madison County needs to pray. Madison County needs to be churched and they don’t need just every once-in-a-while, go and smile, church attendance. We need regular attendance in Bible-believing and Bible-practicing churches.
May God bless you!
Hope to see you in church on Sunday.
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