Prayer by Rick Warren

Yesterday I was watching the inauguration and I was very impressed and moved by Rick Warren’s prayer. First, I though it was encouraging to see someone like Rick Warren, pray at the inauguration of a president who is so different in all his views and beliefs. Some might down Rick Warren for praying at the inauguration because of all that Obama stands for and doesn’t stand on Christian values or the Word of God. I think Rick Warren did the right thing by taking this opportunity and shinning the light of God Almighty by praying at this inaguration. This post is not about the fact that Rick Warren prayed at Obama’s inauguration, but is about what Rick Warren said in his prayer that really moved me and encouraged me spiritually. During his prayer he said this: “in the name of the one who changed my life…….Jesus” Wow, what a way to address our Saviour Jesus Christ! I think this is what we as Christians miss so much, that because of Jesus Christ we have been changed or in better terms “born again!” We have been born again and been changed because of Jesus Christ!

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NASB) “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”

The Word of God makes it very clear that when we are “born again” we are changed, the old has passed away, but we have become new! The sad thing is, the church is full of people who say they are “Christians” but have not been truly “born again” because there has been no change. When we get saved, the Bible makes it clear, we will be changed! If someone can get “saved” and not be changed and still live like the did before they got “saved” than their salvation is in question. Jesus, the one who has changed my life, did just that! I accepted Him and asked Him to come into my heart and I was changed! Have you been changed by Jesus?

Published by Austin McCann

Austin is the student ministries director at Redemption Chapel in Stow, OH. He has a BA from Piedmont International University and a Master of Arts in Religion with a Christian leadership focus from Liberty University School of Divinity. Austin enjoys reading, writing, playing basketball and golf, and spending time with his family.

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