The election is over. Whether “your guy” won or lost, it is time to put this terribly divisive time behind us. Before we are Democrat, Republican or Independent we are first and foremost AMERICAN!
After 40 days of prayer for our nation and leaders, I really like the blog post by Max Lucado on election day. It has blessed and directed me and I hope it will do the same for you as we pray for our newly elected and re-elected leaders. One nation, under God …
The Power of Election Prayer
Let others lose sleep over the election. Let others grow bitter from party or petty rivalries. Let others cast their hope with the people of the elephant or the donkey. Not followers of Jesus. We place our trust in the work of God.
How many kings has he seen come and go? How many nations has he seen stand and fall? He is above them all. And he oversees them all. So, while others get anxious, we don’t. Here is what we do: we pray.
“First of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Tim.2:1-4 NIV).
It is time to take this job seriously. Over the next hours and days ahead, turn your heart toward heaven and ask God to:
- Unite our country
- Strengthen us
- Appoint and anoint our next president
God’s promise is clear:
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chron. 7:14 NIV).
Only God can unite the nations. On this election day, let’s ask him to do just that with ours.
Dear Heavenly Father,
You have given us this promise: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
So, we pray to you. We turn from evil and look to you, our God. Please:
Appoint and anoint our next president
In the name of Christ we pray,