This week, join me in focusing our strategic prayer on the upcoming midterm elections. These elections can have a significant impact on the general political landscape of the country – opening up greater influence for the Kingdom or shifting us off course.
In the Midterm General Elections, November 6, 2018, Americans will vote on:
35 U.S. Senators
ALL 435 U.S. House of Representatives seats
7 Mayors of major U.S. cities
Numerous state and local offices
(Check your Secretary of State’s website for local election details.)
This upcoming midterm election is being called the most consequential midterm in many years. Some of the issues of current concern to the praying Church are:
Laws regulating abortion
Definition of marriage
Increasing attacks against religious freedom
All of the above could change based on the voter turnout of God’s people in the upcoming general election.
Two passages of Scripture have captivated me as I intercede for these elections:
Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God’s emissaries for keeping order. It is God’s will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you’re a danger to society. Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules. Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.
1 Peter 2:13-17 The Message (MSG)
He changes the seasons and guides history, He raises up kings and also brings them down, He provides both intelligence and discernment, He opens up the depths, tells secrets, sees in the dark— light spills out of him!
Daniel 2:21-22 The Message (MSG)
I’m convinced that WE have a responsibility as good citizens to participate in our political process and to ‘do good’ through godly informed action. I’m also convinced that it is God Who directs history and changes the seasons. We will do what we CAN do; God will do what we CANNOT. We pray and work. God supernaturally and providentially brings about His purpose.
Join me in this week’s prayer!
Heavenly Father, today we lift before You the upcoming midterm elections. We pray that people will become well informed on where candidates stand on the issues and will seriously seek You in how they vote. We ask that voters would not put economics or politics above the godly and biblical foundations upon which America was founded.
Lord, we pray for Your Spirit to fill the voting booths and guide people as they vote. We ask that all Americans would follow Your guidance, not just political parties.
Lord, please watch over the integrity of the voting system; protect the casting and counting of every ballot. By Your Holy Spirit, awaken huge numbers of godly people who will turn out to vote.
Most of all, Lord, give us godly leaders of integrity who will govern in wisdom and righteousness.
In Jesus’ name.