Hi gang! We’re coming down the homestrech and our election prayer focus is in full force! Weeks ago I launched this Sunday afternoon call to prayer because what happens in our elections not only impacts us as Christians and as a nation, but impacts Israel, and the rest of the world as well!
As Christians, we’re in the fight of our life to retain our religious freedoms and to retain an administration who stands strong with Israel. In pas weeks we have discussed:
- Israel and the US
- Why Should We Pray for Our Country?
- What’s at Stake in this Election?
- “For Such a Time as This”
- Healing for Our Land
- Honor God
- Honor God by Praying
- Honor God by Being Informed
Today, we focus on honoring God by helping to elect Godly people!
When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice.~Proverbs 29:2
But when the wicked are in power, they groan.
I’m up for some rejoicing. How about you!
Yes, part of helping to elect Godly people includes being informed about the candidates. Some are Godly, some are not. Exodus 18:21 instructs us to select capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes, and to appoint them as leaders. That is our responsibility as Christians!
However, there is more to helping elect Godly people than just being informed. It is time for Christians to get off the sideline and get involved! I realize not everyone is “politically active,” but consider these things:
- Get involved in your precinct. It’s getting late in the game for this year’s elections, but there is still time to contact a favored candidate’s office and ask what you can do to help. If that’s too “forward” for you, then….
- Host a small get together with friends or neighbors to discuss the differences in party platforms and encourage voting moral values. (Keep it civil!) There is a stark difference, and many people are focused only on personalities rather than platforms. (There are links to each party platform via this link.) Not up for that? How about…
- Share an encouraging, but educational post on social media. KEEP IT CIVIL and don’t make it personal if others disagree with your positions. Feel free to re-post from this blog, or from a reputible, non-combative Facebook page. (Here’s mine.) Try to center each post on Biblical principles, not on argumentative opinions or soundbites. Still not your style? Everyone can do this…
- Pray, pray, pray! Many Christian leaders are calling for days and times of prayer and fasting. Take advantage of those opportunities, or create your own. Invite friends to join you as you pray for eyes to be open to Biblical truth, Christians to faithfully vote their values, candidates to present their positions clearly and without antagonism. Let’s face it, neither presidential candidate has anywhere close to a sterling personality. But remember, party platform is what guides an administration in governing our land. Pray that Americans will vote platform, not personality. Also, keep in mind this is more than a presidential race. We are also electing Senators, Representatives, State, County and local officials. All important!
I’m posting this a bit earlier than usual because I want to invite those of you in the Phoenix area to join me at 2pm today (October 25, 2020) for a prayer walk in conjunction with Franklin Graham’s call for a day of prayer and fasting.
We’ll meet near the swimming pool at Cactus Park (just west of Moon Valley High School) in Phoenix. Enter off of Cactus Road and park near the swimming pool. You will find me in a red top, blue shorts and a blue visor and we’ll spend 30-45 minutes walking and praying for our nation, our families, and our election. Get involved and come join us! See you there!
UPDATE: If you want to conduct your own prayer walk, here are prayer points we will use at our prayer walk. If you find them useful, feel free to use them! Remember: God honors our prayers any day, so you’re not limited to today!