Praying for Elections Without Being Political*
This upcoming midterm election is being called the most consequential midterm in many years.1 Some of the issues of current concern the praying Church should focus on are:
- Laws regulating abortion
- Euthanasia legislation
- Parental rights
- Definition of marriage
- Gender identification
- Increasing attacks against religious freedom
All of the above could change based on the voter turnout of God’s people in the upcoming general election.
“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:1-4; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Intercede for all Americans to follow the Lord’s guidance as they vote, not just the philosophies of political parties.
- Ask that voters would not put economics or politics above the godly and biblical foundations upon which America was founded.
- Pray that the Lord gives us godly leaders with integrity who will govern in wisdom and righteousness.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we ask that all Americans would follow Your guidance as we make decisions of who to vote for. Don’t let us simply vote for a political party. We ask that voters would not put economics or politics above the godly and biblical foundations upon which America was founded. Above all, Lord, give us godly leaders of integrity who will govern in wisdom and righteousness. Let our leaders be those who seek You for direction. Our nation needs You more than anything else! Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
We will vote biblically, not politically.
1 Why the coming midterms are so important,” Neil Wollman and Leonard Williams, opinion contributors, The Hill, January 31, 2018.