The 2020 Election is less than 40 Days away!
Days Until the Election
In the next 41 days, will you pray for the future of our country?
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, millions of our country’s citizens will enter the voting booth and vote for candidates. While most will focus on the 2020 Presidential Race, there are several other elections going on as well. May each of us be mindful as Election Day grows closer.
Prayer Before Politics
In this season of life, many will look to politics before they pray. Instead, over the next 41 days, do the opposite. Let your prayers come before your politics. Make your requests be made known to God before you let your desire be know to a politician, or even social media.
Let your prayers be continually offered to God. Knowing that God is in control, let our prayers be offered in faith, knowing that He hears us and is attentive to our needs.
Prayer is important
Christians have a direct line to the Father in prayer. We can approach the throne of God with human words, knowing that Jesus is our Mediator. Also, when we have groanings strong for words, the Spirit intercedes for us.
Prayer is part of the full armor of God which Christians should wear as we battle the forces of evil in our world. Prayer is our lifeline in our communication to God. Notice Paul’s words in Ephesians 6.18, “…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.”
Remember, prayer is a part of the full armor of God. It is not something to be forgotten. It is a communication line to be used.
What is Prayer?
One person said that prayer is “Powerful Responses Attesting to Your Everlasting Relationship.”
P – Powerful
R – Responses
A – Attesting to
Y – Your
E – Everlasting
R – Relationship
Some scriptures to remember as you pray over the next 41 days:
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.” (Romans 13:1-7)
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2.1-4)
“Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.” (Titus 3.1-2)
“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” (1 Peter 2.13-17)
“Lord, we approach your humble throne thanking you for all that you have done for us. To You alone may the glory and the praise be given. As the election approaches, my we be a people of prayer. May we seek Your guidance and follow Your Word. Allow us the opportunity to serve You in all that we do. Thank You for Your grace, mercy, and love. In Jesus name, Amen.”
Have a blessed day.
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