Praying for a Nation in Crisis–Part 3

 

 

american flag in shape of USA

Our nation is in crisis on several fronts—the pandemic, racial unrest, protests and riots. Add to that the coming elections in November which promise more unrest and division.

We are a nation sharply divided politically. Our elections are moving from peaceful acceptance of the will of the people to anger, hatred, outrage and riots as evidenced by the protests and looting after the 2016 elections. Can we expect anything less in our upcoming elections?

As Christians we need to remember God’s instructions about how we are to view our leaders who hold positions of authority.

God is ultimately in control of our nation and the Bible says He alone raises up and pulls down kings and leaders according to his will and for his purposes.

He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others (Dan. 2:21)

God calls us to obey our leaders and pray for them even if they were not our choice.

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
( 1 Timothy‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

praying for elections

As we approach our November elections, we need to pray, beginning now, for the following:

  • Pray against CHAOS — Pray for PEACE and ORDER to prevail!
  • Pray against LIES, DECEPTION, FAKE NEWS — Pray for TRUTH to prevail!
  • Pray against a SPIRIT OF DEATH and DESTRUCTION —Pray or LIFE to prevail!
  • Pray against DARKNESS and DEMONIC FORCES —Pray for GOD’S LIGHT to prevail!

I believe the fate of our nation lies in the hands of Christians and the Church, and prayer is our most powerful weapon!

 

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