Election Day

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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.
(I Timothy 2:1-4)
 
Tomorrow is a very important day in the life of our nation, our state and our communities.  “Election Day” provides us with the right to join our fellow citizens as we choose those who will lead and govern us.  Not every nation provides its citizens this privilege.

This year it seems there is more conversation concerning the election and the candidates for our nation’s highest office.  Both campaigns label this as the “most important election of our time.”  Polls have attempted to predict the outcome of the election, yet both campaigns remind us that nothing is for certain.

I can, with all certainty, tell you who will win tomorrow’s election!  A SINNER!  Yes, whoever wins the election is a sinner.  This is why St. Paul reminds Timothy and each of us to pray for all who are in high positions.  We need to pray for them because they are sinful. 

  • First of all, we will pray that our president trusts the Lord for his salvation.  Again, Paul writes, 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. 
  • Second, we pray that our president will be given the wisdom to conduct the business of our nation that we may, as Paul wrote, lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 
  • Third, we pray that our president would seek the will of the Lord in all matters that will impact our life and living. 
  • Fourth, we pray that our president be given such a spirit that he will govern us with integrity and honor.

Take your faith into the voting booth.  Vote your Christian conscience.  But remember, whoever wins this contest will be your president, whether you voted for him or not.  He needs your prayers. 
 
Prayer: Lift up among us, O Lord, godly men and women to lead and govern our communities and our nation.  Give them such hearts and minds that they would always seek Your will and Your way.  Remind us to pray for these leaders, always commending them into Your precious care and keeping.  I pray this in the name of Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords.  Amen.


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