Election Day is this Tuesday, November 3.
During this extremely challenging year, the political discord caused by this election has added to our shared stress and uncertainty.
But we are so blessed to have the freedom to engage in our country’s political system, and God calls on each of us to fully participate and fulfill our civic duties. Today, I encourage you to embrace your God-given right to vote in this election.
In Romans 13:1, we are told:
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
I also encourage you to remember another of God’s teachings: treat others how you wish to be treated. Politics can sometimes bring out the worst in people, but regardless of political views and affiliations, God calls us to treat each other with dignity and respect.
Please remember this when engaging in political discussion with those who hold a different beliefs or opinions.
Here is a prayer, so that we may be joined in prayer on Tuesday. May we pray for the leaders of our country as they prepare for this important event as well as our citizens making their way to the polls or sending in their ballots!
A Prayer for Election Day
Lord, today we ask that you watch over our country.
As our citizens exercise their right to vote,
we ask you grant us comfort and peace.
May you keep our country close to you today and remind us
that we are all Americans and all brothers and sisters in Christ.
Lord, we ask that you watch over our
presidential candidates and all leadership.
Grant them the wisdom to lead our country and
set an example of strength and humility.
Lord, no matter the outcome of today’s election,
guide our country closer to you.
Ease our minds and grant that we may see Your will in all things.
In your name we pray, Amen.