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Election day ushers in a new era for the nation of America. No matter your chosen candidate or stance on a particular issue, this day hosts a tension all its own. The winds of change blow in, swaying opinions and stirring ideas. Many times those winds feel like hurricanes and tornados, allowing the storm to take captive our thoughts and transform them into worries and fears. Whether local, state or national government, encountering transition is not a new concept. As Hebrews 13:8 ESV reminds us, there is only One who will never change:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
As Christians, what can we do for election day? We can make prayer our first response and not our last resort. Take a look at these four ways we can remember to pray on election day.
1. We can pray for our government leaders.
Being a political leader is no small task; the power of politics is paid in stress. As we consider the responsibility of our leaders, let’s pray for wisdom, health, and safety. Paul reminded Timothy to pray for his leaders in 1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV:
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
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By his grace,
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