Two truths make prayer an essential part of every election.
#1. There is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God (Romans 13:1).
#2. The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord (Proverbs 16:33).
Remember to pray as you vote.
People who depend on God know that apart from Him “we can do nothing (John 15:5).”
They also know that “every good gift is from above, coming down from the Father (James 1:17).”
That’s why their prayers are full of thanksgiving.
I listened as he prayed for his people. Almost every sentence of this Christian leader’s prayer began with “thank you.”
If you want to pray with thanks, keep saying thank you.
Mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15).
And as you do, consider this: Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather or pouring vinegar in a wound (Proverbs 25:20).
And this: “When Jesus saw her weeping . . . Jesus wept (John 11:33-35).
They heard Jesus and were amazed by His wisdom and power. But they did not believe (from Mark 6:2-6).
Being amazed is never enough. Do you believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God? By believing in him you will have life by the power of his name (John 20:31).
You expected joy but sorrow brought heartache. So you pray.
And loving, compassionate Father responds: “Those who hope in me will not be disappointed (Isaiah 49:23).
If that’s not enough, He also says, “All the Lord’s promises prove true (Psalm 18:30).
“Always continue to fear the Lord. . . . your hope will not be disappointed (Proverbs 23:17-18).”
My favorite bookmark went missing. I prayed and looked everywhere but did not find it.
A week later I misplaced my phone. I prayed, and found the bookmark and my phone in the very first place I looked.
Always pray. Do not give up (from Luke 18:1). You never know when God will answer your prayer.
Those who “call on the name of the Lord (Genesis 4:26 NIV) learn that “the name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe (Proverbs 18:10 NIV).”
The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked,
but he delights in the prayer of the upright (Proverbs 15:8, bold mine).
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