A number of Christian organizations send out monthly prayer reminders. They usually include specific requests and name individuals and their needs. Some of us are convinced that God has answered prayer in the cessation of fighting in Biafra. But many other prayer needs remain. Perhaps a reminder of some items still on the agenda would be helpful. Let us continue to pray for Biafra, asking God to erase the stains of the conflict and bring healing to these people. Viet Nam still looms large on the horizon, and we should call on God daily for the resolution of that struggle. The Israeli-Arab dilemma, one that cries out for peace and justice, certainly has a place on the list. The race issue—including the urgent necessity that Christians manifest the love of Jesus Christ, black for white and white for black—greatly needs our prayers. We should pray particularly for the resolution of the school desegregation situation, which threatens another harvest of hate.

Most of all we need to pray for a great spiritual awakening in our land. Each of us should ask God to awaken us, to do something fresh in our local congregations, to renew the Church, and to bring multiplied thousands of unsaved people into the fellowship of the redeemed. Let’s pray!

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