Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ELECTION DAY PRAYER


Well, Lord,

The big day is finally here. After today, your atmosphere will be free of inflated claims and false promises, at least, for now. Hopefully, the prayers of the faithful candidates who profess You as Lord will rise above the noise of the power hungry and the ego-driven.

Fortunes have been given, spent, and risked on the outcome. Some for self-promotion, some for agendas known only to the contributors and candidates, and even some for people who are seeking Your Face for the healing and restoration of the nation You called us to be.

We humbly ask for Your protection at each polling place. That any and all attempts to electronically or otherwise alter the outcome of our precious right to vote will fail.

Help us to remember the one and only, true Source for our nation. We are at Your mercy, and we pray for that mercy today. Regardless of the winners, You will do Your bidding for this country.

We often sing "God Bless America". Maybe it's time to sing "God, Have Mercy on America." We are not a nation worthy of Your blessings today.

Whatever the outcome of the election, our hope and faith are in You. We ask that You protect our nation and our leaders. We pray for our President, Vice-President and each one in power - all the way down the ladder to local school boards.

It's not easy to pray for those we do not respect, but that's our guideline, not Yours. Forgive us for not being more diligent in obeying Your call to "pray for one another" because "The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much." James 5:16. And, we acknowledge that our "righteousness" is through You, alone.

We pray these things in Your holy and matchless Name. Amen.

II Chronicles 7:14 "...(if) my people who are called by My name, humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."



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