Pray, pray, pray, and vote


As we wrap up another election season, I encourage you to pray for the candidates running in local and national races. Pray also that each registered voter will vote wisely and responsibly.

As we pray, I hope we’ll feel mounting tensions ease.

Proverbs 29:2 (ESV) may give us the incentive to talk to God on behalf of our country: “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”

Will you join me in praying today and every day until the election? Let’s share our prayers on social media and appropriate websites. (Isn’t this something you’d Like to see flood social media?)

Pray for the United States of America that God’s truth, light and love will prevail over deception, darkness and hatred.

Unfortunately, we’re not the only ones facing challenging times. While we’re talking to God, we can also intercede for other nations, thus making our world a better place. Pray for:

All leaders (spiritual and political) to pray to the God of Wisdom, asking Him for guidance to do what’s right and wise for their people and courage to lead accordingly

Protection for all nations (or grace to endure) when threatened or attacked by terrorism

Perseverance for persecuted Christians

Wisdom and protection for Israel’s leaders and citizens (“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!” Psalm 122:6 ESV)

The gospel to advance into hostile territory

Protection for missionaries as they persevere in sharing God’s love and the good news of Jesus Christ.

Safety and continued growth of the underground church movement

God’s grace to enable us to love our enemies while dealing with them prudently

Each person to discover and grow in the revelation of God’s Word and to experience His love and faithfulness

When we pray and vote for righteous (moral and honorable) people to govern, we’re filled with hope. Rather than groaning from the consequences of wicked rulers, we’ll be a nation rejoicing as we enjoy God’s blessings.

So … let’s pray, pray, pray. And vote.

Sheryl H. Boldt, a Franklin County resident, is the author of the blog, Connect with her at

This article originally appeared on The Star: Pray, pray, pray, and vote


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