Author and Megachurch pastor attends the 70th annual National Prayer Breakfast and urges the president and members of the congress to “pray for wisdom” and be humble as they make major decisions.
Thursday marked the 70th annual National Prayer Breakfast in the United States as President Joe Biden gathered with the lawmakers in the nation’s capital. This year’s national prayer looked distinct with members of the congress from both sides of the aisle put away their differences for a morning to come together and pray.
Jim Cymbala, book author and pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle Church in New York emphasized that the president, vice president, and lawmakers “all make decisions” that have the most immense effect on other people’s lives.” He also urged them to “pray for wisdom” and humble themselves as they make and take major decisions. The megachurch pastor, Jim Cymbala, told the elected officials that just like everyone else in the world, “you need mercy and you need grace,” further saying, “we need daily mercy.” He said; “everyone who humbles themselves and comes to God and says, ‘God help me,’ God has given in His Word ‘I will never, ever turn you away.’”
The great author proceeded to address the federal officers and quoting from James 1:5, he said; “If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives liberally and will never turn anyone away,” If anyone needed to pray for wisdom, isn’t it you folks every single day?” “But let him ask in faith. You have to humble yourself, because if you think you have all the wisdom you need, you’ll never know God’s wisdom. He’ll let you go on your own.”
Cynbala further emphasizes the need to institute prayers back in the United States in a new way that calls for sincere and heart- felt supplication.
Pastor Jim Cymbala’s admonition was part of the National Prayer Breakfast, a gathering that is observed every first Thursday of February since 1953, and attended by elected officials and others.
Speaking to a two-party group of House and Senate members, the president also offered a message of hope and togetherness, encouraging them to follow God’s commandments. He further promised to lead by example through his relationship with the House Speaker, McCarthy.