A Prayer for Election Day

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by Lead Pastor Chad Allen

Heavenly Father, the hearts of all leaders, whether they be kings, queens, presidents, senators, governors, congressmen or judges,  are like streams of water in the palms of your hands. You direct them. You turn them (Prov. 21:1). You use every one of them to ultimately advance Your will and Your agenda that you’ve established from since the beginning of all creation. Help us all who follow Christ remember that truth during this time.

Instead of fear, anger or anxiety right now, we pray that you you would remind us that as far as you’re concerned, there’s nothing new under the sun. Whether it was Saul, David, Solomon, Pharaoh, Sennacherib, Nebuchadnezzar, Darius, or Caesar Augustus or Nero or the long most of global leader in modern human history, You’ve dealt with them all. You’re not concerned. So help us rest in Your sovereignty. Father, we live in a land of great freedom, and we pray for our national leaders, that You would guide them in such a way that allows us to live peaceful and quiet lives, pursuing godliness and holiness (1 Tim 2:2). We also ask that you will give our future President wisdom, compassion, courage and godly convictions as he serves our country through his elected office, and for him to have a special concern in his heart for the vulnerable and defenseless from womb to tomb, and for the poor and marginalized and oppressed.  Father, we also pray that our ultimate trust would not fall upon temporal human leaders whose names and faces change, whose character is vulnerable to corruption, and whose laws and policies are not guaranteed to stand.  But may we, the beloved children of God, continue to look to You, our living hope, our unmovable rock, our unchanging God and our righteous and sovereign King.  And May we as Your bride, the church, move forward regardless of the outcome of the election, in faithfulness and unity and as the Gospel proclaiming salt and light of the earth.  In Jesus name, Amen!