40 Days of Praying

For Fellow Christians Who Are “Completely Wrong”

By October 17, 2020No Comments

A person’s commitment to Christ is determined by faith in and obedience to Christ—not by intellect, denomination, or politics. As Christians, our job is not to uphold the platforms of the Republican Party or Democratic Party. Our job is to uphold the platform of Jesus Christ by sharing the gospel and by promoting biblical values. That is why Jesus left His church on the earth.

Believers from every tongue and tribe—including the tribe of liberals—will populate heaven. So, if in the life to come you and I are going to live with people who are different from us, shouldn’t we start trying to get along with them in this life?

We must lay aside our prejudices over debatable issues and view our fellow Christians as God views them—as our brothers and sisters in Christ. When unbelievers in America see how Christians from opposite ends of the political spectrum love one another— despite our differences—then they will be more open to hearing about the Savior whom we love and serve. As Jesus declared, “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35).

A Prayer for America

Lord Jesus, teach me to love as You loved. Help me to value and love fellow Christians with whom I disagree. Help me to extend grace, give others the benefit of the doubt, and to listen twice as much as I talk. Show me how to disagree without being disagreeable. Help all Christians in our nation to uphold biblical values, regardless of political platform. Teach us to be unified in the essentials of the faith, tolerant in the nonessentials, and loving in everything. May the whole world know that we are Your disciples by how we love one another. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

—John 13:35