Today, May 1, is America’s “National Day of Prayer” with the theme “Prayer! America’s Strength and Shield.” It’s based on Psalm 28:7: “The Lord is my strength and shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped.”

Heaven knows America needs prayer, but—call me a cynical journalist—it seems a bit narrow in its scope. How ’bout prayer for the thousands of fellow Iraqi Christians displaced and killed by America’s invasion of their country? For the Christians suffering in Cuba because of America’s boycott of their country. For Christians in North Korea as the world recognizes “North Korea Freedom Week”?

Yes, pray for America today, but please, also remember a much wider Kingdom of which we, as believers, are a part.

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