A Prayerful Response to Pride Month

It’s June, and that means that everywhere you turn, you’ll be confronted with LGBTQ+ flags and banners, memes, and displays. But rather than get frustrated by this constant in-your-face display, let’s turn it into a call for prayer.

Every time you see a Pride flag or display this month, let it be a reminder to pray for the mercy of God to touch all those who identify as LGBTQ+ and for them to experience the same repentance, forgiveness, and transformation that you have received as a follower of Jesus.

Prayer is our greatest spiritual weapon and the most powerful expression of our love. Prayer prevails. As S. D. Gordon said, “Prayer is striking the winning blow. Service is gathering up the results.”

Praying Christians helped bring me into God’s family when I was a 16-year-old, rebellious, proud, heroin-shooting, LSD-using, Jewish, hippie rock drummer. Their prayers were what brought the conviction of the Spirit into my life, revealing the depths of my sin (I actually thought I was a good person!). And their prayers were what helped open my eyes to the truth of the Gospel.

God truly answers prayer!

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