Prayer for our Nation

Let me begin by saying that prayer is a priority in the life of a Christian.  Therefore, as Christians let's continue to make every effort to seek God for the direction of our Nation.  We as a nation and Christians alike have been faced with so many obstacles and challenges that have dominated our prayer life.However, none of which is any more important than praying for our nation.  

On November 3, we will once again elect a President, Vice-President, and a host of other governmental leaders at the national, state, and local levels.  One of our privileges as American citizens is the ability to participate in our governance like this.  As Jesus-followers, our calling as citizens is to conduct our politics in a way that resounds to the glory of God, accurately reflects the values and priorities of our Savior and King, and contributes to the flourishing of others.  

As we reflect our actions to pray and seek God for direction, let us do so with scripture in mind.   1 Timothy 2:1-4 states, “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

I found the following article helpful in helping me to think through how to pray for the election and our government leaders (https://www.worldvision.org/christian-faith-news-stories/6-ways-pray-country-during-election).  

Also, there are a number of prayer guides available online to help you think about how to pray for these things, from a variety of political perspectives.

Here is one example: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/nationaldayofprayer/pages/287/attachments/original/1453510052/ELECTION_PRAYER_GUIDE.pdf?1453510052


Daylon Mooneyham
Lead Pastor