What can Christians do for our nation? Pray!
Many of us do pray daily for our country and leaders, as directed in 1 Timothy 2:1-3
"The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how,
for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments
to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply,
in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to
.” The Message translation
But if you haven't been in the habit of praying for our leaders and this election, Minister and author Max Lucado
is urging those of us who believe in the God of the Bible to join him in 40 Days of Prayer For the USA, starting today until the election on November 6th. He also offers a pledge page
if you would like to join with other like-minded people. (Only first name and last initial is made public).
Prayer points he includes:
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,
Some might be inclined not to pray or not even vote in this election,
since the nominees don't share their faith. But keep in mind that when
Timothy penned his exhortation to pray "for rulers and their governments
to rule well", those rulers were Romans (pagans). We are to pray for those in authority over us. And as one of my pastors urged, we can and should vote for principle and character.
Max Lucado concludes his info page with this: "Like you, I am a concerned citizen. Like you, I believe in God’s power
to heal our nation. But we must pray. 'You people who remind the Lord of
your needs in prayer must never be quiet.' (Isa. 62:6)."
"Only God can unite us. Let's ask Him to do just that."
Links: Practically Speaking, Fairly Conservative, Jay Weber, Vicki McKenna, WisPolitics Quorum Call, Wisconsin Reporter, CNS News, Mark Levin, Breitbart BigGovernment, The Heritage Foundation, The Way <><
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