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Monday, November 3, 2014

Pray Before You Go To The Polls

Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Tonight I had the chance to help set up a polling place in our gym. Once everything was set up and the doors locked I took some time to pray. I prayed that God would guide the hearts and minds of those that will be voting tomorrow.

Tomorrow we go to the polls to elect the next group of people that will lead our great nation.  Whether we are happy with or disappointed in the outcome of the results, we have a lot to be thankful for…Thankful for the right to vote.  Thankful that we have people willing and eager to serve our country.  And thankful that we have a 200+ year tradition of peaceful transitions of power when in many countries, power shifts cause chaos or civil war.

Yes, we live in a country where we have the “right” to cast our vote for the person we wish to see elected. And our vote carries with it our hopes. We need to be reminded that we should put our hopes in someone much greater than man.  We will be much better served if we rest our hopes in God, our Creator.

As citizens of God’s kingdom, we are lucky to have God at work in the world no matter who leads our country, and we know that God loves all of us and He wants health and peace and plenty for all the people of the world. We are part of something much bigger than one nation; we are citizens of Heaven and we work on behalf of a much greater cause.

Today and going forward, let’s remember to pray for our country, our leaders, and all who work to make a better world. 

Dear Lord, thank You for the promise that with You nothing is impossible.  We pray that You would guide the hearts and minds of each of us as we cast our ballot. Then Lord we pray that those who are elected will look to You as they serve. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.  

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