Election Day is tomorrow! Don’t stop praying now! Now is the time for double duty on our knees. Eyes opened wide watching for what the Lord would show us. Ears open and mouth closed (you all know how hard that is for me!) so that we may hear him clearly and not miss a single syllable. Hands and hearts open and willing to do what He asks of us.
oday I want to focus on gratitude. I am blessed to be able to serve as an Election Judge tomorrow. It’s a busy job both before and during Election Day. But God knows what we need in order to serve Him and He is faithful to provide it. We just have to be available with a willing heart.
Yesterday, I got to meet most of the members of our Election Day team and they were all so encouraging and ready to serve. We have a very busy day ahead of us and all are praying that any obstacles will be swept from the road.
To be surrounded by and work shoulder to shoulder with a multitude of amazing people is humbling. We know that “many hands make light work” (John Heywood) but the Bible says it this way:
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Our team will be successful tomorrow and I don’t just mean my Election Day team. I mean God’s team. No matter what happens, which races are successful and which are not, we can depend on our Lord and Savior to provide, protect, encourage, defend, forgive, and more as we walk through whatever the future holds. He holds the key to true and everlasting victory.
Walking in gratitude helps me to recognize all of those gifts from God and to never take any of them for granted. It also helps me see the good in those around me. Even those with whom I may disagree. Let us be beacons of God’s gifts, sharing them generously with all whom we touch. Gratitude is infectious but it has to start with someone – let that be each of us, today and tomorrow!
Lord, bless and strengthen us as we walk through good and bad, always looking for you and your light.
Thank you for not forsaking us.
Thank you for who you are, the alpha and the omega.
Thank you for bringing others into our lives with whom we can work for your glory.
Thank you for opening our eyes to your plans.
Thank you for showing us how to bless others with what you provided.
Thank you for bold voices who proclaim the truth in this dark world.
Thank you for the light you provide that encourages us each day.
And THANK YOU for the gift of your precious son, Jesus, who has made a way for each one of us.
The list could go on and on and on, Father. Thankfully, you know our hearts and you know the depth of our gratitude as well as the unspoken “thank yous”.
Father, we lift up our country, our election, and all candidates that are working to preserve this incredible land that was fashioned on Godly principles. May we see your awesome power tomorrow and may you protect us from the evil that wants to crush the spirit of America. We understand that victory commonly requires sacrifice and we admit to you that sacrifice is not always easy for us.
Psalm 37:23-24 says “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down For the Lord upholds him with His hand.”
Help us to walk out the steps that you have ordered for each of us, Father. Let us feel your hand in ours as you lead us. Let us sense your loving, comforting Holy Spirit whenever we are confused or “cast down”. Your love and care for us knows no bounds – praise be to you forever, El Shaddai, our Lord God Almighty.
PRAYER POINTS FOR THIS ELECTION:
On Sunday, President Trump declared November 2020 to be National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, stating, “Throughout this month, we come together as a Nation and pledge our heartfelt support for Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. … The First Lady and I hold all those affected by this challenging condition close to our hearts, and pledge our commitment to finding a cure.”
He also proclaimed it National Diabetes Month, saying, “As we collectively observe National Diabetes Month, the First Lady and I pray for the millions of Americans who are living with this condition. Together, we will continue working towards innovative and affordable cures and therapies to secure a healthier future for all.”
AS THE LORD LEADS, PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP…
• For safe travels for President Trump as he campaigns in multiple states today.
• For the president’s administration as they seek to help those who suffer from Alzheimer’s along with their caregivers.
• For the administration to bring relief to those who live with diabetes.
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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.