Eight lovely ladies joined me (one of them being my precious daughter – thank you, God) this past Saturday at our first “prayer gathering”. I will speak more about this on the “gathering” page but the really cool thing I thought about afterwards is that we were praying in the basement of our town’s library and while we were praying, voters were placing their early votes above us. Needless to say, our prayers were going to God but also to the people above our heads. How cool is that?! God knew what would be happening that day in the library and we certainly prayed for our nation and specifically the election. Thank you to all who sought God’s face that day! We can be sure that when we pray for wisdom and guidance for ourselves and others, God will certainly be there to provide. Our part is to listen and obey. God’s Word gives us instructions about everything in life, including elections. See below for a few of those instructions.
Deuteronomy 16:18-20: “Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly. Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.”
Matthew 5:44-45: “But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
Acts 1:24: “Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen.”
Titus 3:1-2: “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable ad considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.”
1 Timothy 2:1-4: “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – 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 men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
So, before, during and after the elections, we have our marching orders – PRAY, PRAY, and keep on PRAYING!