I Corinthians 11:17-34
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.
Let us continue our last reflection on why we should be proud to be Indonesians. Ask ourselves whether we are really a big nation or not. Do we agree that Indonesia is a big blessed country by God with many natural resources and of course with freedom?
The psalmist wrote about how God’s people and every nation were to praise God. He encouraged all nations to rejoice and sing for joy because of God’s grace and because of God’s gift of lands and harvests. So it has to be including us as Indonesians. We should praise God and glorify his name because he created Indonesia archipelago and blessed Indonesia with richness of natural resources and cultures.
“God the Creator of universe, thank you for making me an Indonesian. I am proud to be a part of this big country. Please bless my country with wealth and prosperity. Make us believe that we have a big blessed country and so we have to use our freedom wisely. Help all of us to promote peace, righteousness and justice in our country, Indonesia, and in the world. Help me to do my best for my country. In Jesus name, Amen.”
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