It is imperative that we pray faithfully for the upcoming elections, yet our hope and trust is not in the results of elections! That may sound strange but the reality is that the spiritual and moral issues facing this nation will not be resolved in the White House, Congress, or the Supreme Court. What the United States desperately needs is another Great Awakening! The Church must experience a revival that awakens her to the life-changing power of Jesus Christ in her midst. Such a spiritual awakening within the people of God has the power to bring about true cultural transformation in this nation. Meanwhile…
-The Bible commands us to pray for those who are in leadership. This includes those who are vying to become leaders.
(I Timothy 2:1-4).
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
-Godly leaders can help slow the erosion of religious liberties in our land. This can provide an increased window of opportunity for the Church to pray and evangelize.
-According to your Scripture, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). The selection of leaders who understand and lead according to God’s righteous standards can bring great blessing to a nation.
-Your Holy Word also says in Proverbs 11:14, “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisors make victory sure.” The determination of who leads our nation will also determine who advises that leader and how we are guided.
SPECIAL DEBATE PRAYER:
Lord God, We come together, in agreement, everyone who is praying for our President Trump right now. Please protect him as he prepares for the debate tonight. Extinguish ALL the flaming arrows from the evil one. We pray the COMPLETE armor of God surround President Trump, your promise in Ephesians 6:10-17. Silence the powers of the dark world. Give him the exact words that we all need to hear. Make people’s hearts receptive to the message you intend. Have us ALL respond and act in accordance to your Will. We pray the presence of the Holy Spirit would REIGN in that debate room. And that you would give him NOW and the remaining time, a peace that surpasses ALL understanding, Phil 4:7. Romans 8:28 you state that “And we know that in ALL things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”. May he rest in You & not depend on self. Let his responses tonight be an example of 2 Timothy 1:7, For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and sound mind. Thank you Lord. In your HOLY, precious and POWERFUL name. Amen.
AS THE LORD LEADS, PRAY FOR
WEEKLY PRESIDENTIAL PRAYER FOCUS:
Other Reading / Resources:
Behold, God is my helper, the Lord is the upholder of my life. – Psalm 54:4
Lifting our elections up to the Lord helps all of us keep the focus on the most important topics as well as softens our hearts to love everyone, even those with whom we may disagree. Believing differently shouldn't stop us from sharing God's love and His Word with others.