We have an election coming up tomorrow. It’s a big day in the life of the United States. It seems that the loudest voices are heard, the media is a circus, and poor Ohio is inundated by political commercials.
So many times we Christians say, “We need to pray for our country. It’s headed in the wrong direction.” But do we really do this? I mean, I’m not sure I remember the last time I prayed for Obama, or Hillary, or my state Governor.
“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” ~ I Timothy 2:1-2
Issues are important: the economy, health care, abortion, foreign policy, education…but so many times we only consider issues that affect us directly. It’s hard to consider local, state, national, and international events and issues as the God of the universe does.
A wise man told me yesterday that no matter what happens tomorrow, God’s plan and mission will still be the same. For Christians, we should have ONE main purpose and mission.
“This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” ~ I Timothy 2:3-5
First, we are to pray for all leaders. That those leaders would have wisdom to make hard decisions, have peace in their own homes, and courage to do the right thing for their nations. Next, we need to pray that local and international leaders will continue to allow the spread of the gospel or BEGIN to allow the spread of the gospel so that all men might be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.
Tomorrow is a big day in the life of the United States. Yes, we need to consider many political issues. However, we must consider with Spirit-filled, wise eyes and hearts as we vote. Pray that He would allow you to look at each candidate as He does. Pray that God would allow you to feel compassion for all people, not just the immediate ones in your town or state or nation. God’s will cannot be thwarted, but I sure want to be a part of it, and not be against Him.
- A prayer for election week (wordsofgrace.wordpress.com)
- Voting as Citizens of a Kingdom (lukebray.wordpress.com)
- ONE Nation Empowered – Pray Then Vote (myhoustonmajic.com)