40 Days of Praying

For God’s Will to be Done

By September 25, 2020No Comments

We have a responsibility as believers to stand up, push back against evil, and influence the spiritual and moral direction of our country. We must do what we can to support God-honoring values, educate ourselves about the candidates, and participate in the voting process. When you cast a vote for a candidate, you are voting either for righteousness or unrighteousness.

After you vote, trust in the sovereignty of God. Now, don’t use God’s sovereignty as an excuse for passivity in elections. Yes, God has ordained who is going to win the election, but He has also ordained the means by which that will come to pass—and it is through His people. We ought to be careful to maintain our witness during elections, never showing panic or fear or hatred toward others. As Christians, God has called us to be salt and light in this world. We are to pray for God’s will to be done, participate in the political process, and then trust God with the results.

A Prayer for America

Heavenly Father, thank You for being in control of the universe—including the United States and our elections. And thank You for giving me a say in who represents me in my government. Help me to fulfill that responsibility faithfully by voting in our elections. Whenever I am tempted to worry about the future of our nation, remind me of Your great love and provision. Forgive me when I give in to anxious thoughts instead of trusting You to work out Your purpose in America. May Your perfect will be done in all our elections. May the candidates seek after You and Your wisdom. And let me know if You desire for me to be one of those candidates. Bring revival to America before Your Son’s return. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is done in heaven. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

—Philippians 4:6–7