Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Exhortation and Encouragement to Pray for the 2012 US Elections

I hope we're all praying for God's will in this evening's US elections. We all have our ideologies, but let's agree to to pray for God's ideology this evening. Pray for all the candidates.

"I exhort then, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men; including kings and all who are in high station, in order that we may live peaceful and tranquil lives with all godliness and gravity. This is right, and is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who is willing for all mankind to be saved and come to a full knowledge of the truth. For there is but one God and but one Mediator between God and men, (our Lord and Savior and God's only begotten Son) Christ Jesus, Himself (, born as,) a man; who gave Himself as the redemption price for all, a fact testified to at its own appointed time, and of which I have been appointed a herald and an Apostle. I am speaking the truth. It is not a fiction." 1st Timothy 2:1-7. St. John 3:16. Weymouth New Testament

"Father, as this election unfolds, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our cities, states and country. The gospel compels us to respond as a faithful church and as faithful citizens in our community. We ask for eyes that are free from blindness, so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters, as one and equal in dignity, especially those who are victims of abuse, violence, injustice, deceit and poverty. We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned, men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender. We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.

We pray for discernment, so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word, live Your Word and reflect Your love, and keep in the ways of Your truth, as they follow in the steps of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Apostles. Guide us and lead us in Your Kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this in the name of Your Son and our Lord Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Amen." Author Unknown. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you are free and doing well. I would love to have coffee with you someday and chat. You are that interesting to me.