A Prayer for the election

Oh Lord,

You know how confused and angry we get over everything.

You understand our anxiety.

You use everything, good or bad to accomplish your will.

Even governments.

Even citizens.

Whether God-fearing, hypocrites, or downright evil, you can use anybody to further awareness and receptivity to your gospel message.

I pray for our country right now and for the officials who will be elected today.

I pray that they make decisions that will honor and glorify you and make the gospel go forth with power and clarity.

I ask that you empower believers to speak truth with boldness, clarity, and kindness.

May we never pervert the gospel because we are afraid or angry. Help us to be mindful of our testimony to the world.

I pray for Americans to react to the election with grace and resoluteness.

May we promote justice, love, and mercy above party politics and self-preservation.

Convict us when we don't do that.

Forgive me, Lord, for the many times I have not done that.

I pray for you to be glorified today.

I pray against evil men and women using your name to commit evil or speak evil about another person.

I ask your forgiveness on behalf of the men and women in this country who have shamed, belittled, oppressed, harassed, attacked, and killed their fellow-Americans because of hate and fear.

I pray for the body of Christ to find renewed unity and collaboration.

May what the enemy planned for evil result in good for the kingdom of God.

Thank you for my freedom. 

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in an election.

God, shed your grace on us. We need it desperately.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."--Psalm 33:12


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