The Lake Union conference officers are deeply distressed by the events that transpired yesterday at the Capitol building.
We applaud the call of our government leaders who have stated it is time for us to unite as a nation.
The use of violence should never be condoned by Christians (John 10:10). When there is disagreement, Jesus admonished us to “be wise as serpents and harmless as doves” (Matt 10:16).
Therefore, we are also saddened by the shedding of blood and the loss of life that occurred as a result of yesterday’s actions.
We call upon on our Lake Union members to pray for healing and unity to take place in our hurting and divided nation (2 Chron 7:14).
As our nation transitions into a new administration we also call for our members to follow the admonition of the apostle Paul to pray for our lawmakers so that their actions may lead us as Americans to “live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:2).
The Lake Union Conference invites you to participate in a prayer summit, to be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, January 22 at 7:30p.m. EST (6:30pm CST). Guest speakers include Lake Region Prayer coordinator, Leon Bryant and Indiana Conference Hispanic Coordinator, Noel Ojeda.