I found this article quite convicting.
In such uncertain times as these with 700 billion dollar “bailouts” looming over our (the taxpayer) heads, volatile markets wreaking havoc on our 401K’s and our houses worth considerably less than when we bought them, it is easy to find ourselves praying to our heavenly Father for His amazing grace. President Lincoln said it best, “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.”
Although the Lord calls us to “pray continually”, we unfortunately and predictably find ourselves on our knees much more during trying times such as our current national climate. I think it’s our transparent means of self-preservation, actually. A natural response for those who believe. But what is more divine? To pray for ourselves or to be selfless and pray for others. For the sake of this article “others” refers to our Legislative Branch, our Congress.