The Election 2018, November 6, 2018 is 7 days away! So Pray and vote! Want to stop the racist tactic of gerrymandering ? So vote! Don’t want medical marijuana dispensaries or recreational drugs in your neighborhood where the owners don’t live in or would not allow into their neighborhoods? So vote!
Many hearts have been troubled, angered and disappointed with all that we have seen and heard on the news and in our community and nation this election year. Yet you must not let the enemy deter you from voting. God established government. He told us to pray for those in authority, 1 Timothy 2:2 and arguably to pray for those who seek to rule over you. Pray and vote. Trust in the Lord and seek his wisdom and discernment for whom to cast your vote . Pray then vote. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” –John 14:1
I challenge to encourage everyone to vote and help get the elderly, youth and those without transportation to the polls.
It is imperative the we pray for and then vote in the 2018 local and state elections. We want to make wise decisions. However, we must pray for our cities local elections. Yes our hope and trust is not in the election but in God. But God states in Jeremiah 29:7-” Seek peace and well-being for the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its peace (well-being) you will have peace”. Yes, pray and vote. We need peace , effective social and economic services , a good educational system , and to stop the violence that plagues our cities.
The Bible tells us to pray for those in authority over us and are in leadership. 1 Timothy 2: 1-2. This includes those who are seeking position in leadership. Throughout the Bible we see that when men and women of integrity were chosen by God’s standards the people and the nation fared well , were delivered out of adverse circumstances or diverted evil. “Righteousness exalts a nation..” The selection of leaders according to God’s leading and not out of racism and favoritism , can bring great blessing to a nation, city and state.
Pray that people will vote with integrity and wisdom devoid of racism.
Pray that the attempts at election fraud or to stop minorities from voting by political schemes is thwarted and void.
Pray for divine order.
- Pray for the election process- integrity, against voter suppression and racist tactics.
• Pray for honest, compassionate, and concerned for the poor leaders. Pray for wise leaders with integrity will arise.
- Pray for the judges of this nation, that they would seek the wisdom that comes from above.
• Pray for the salvation of local government leaders.
• Pray for the salvation of national government leaders
Pray for wisdom to vote for those who will provide a just government and not a government that exists to serve and profit itself.
Remember we are God’s ambassador’s and we should take righteous action to carry out His purposes in the earth for the protection of the poor, oppressed and hurting. God is concerned about government and nations, especially as they relate to issues of justice and oppression of their own people and obeying His Word. We as a nation, even the church or the body of Christ have allowed our prejudices, racism and hatreds to divide us. We have tolerated and justified unjust and evil conduct from government and business leaders, and even in the church!
As God’s ambassadors, we must believe God ‘s Word. “‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” –Jeremiah 33:6 We need the healing that only God can provide.
So Get out and vote!
Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader.