I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. – 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)
This campaign season will come to an end Tuesday night when we will find out who our nation elected to be our next President of the United States of America. I always get so excited around Election Day – it’s like watching the Super Bowl or a game seven to me!
No matter who wins we need to pray for that person every day. We also need to pray that we will have a peaceful transition of power in Washington, D.C.
Please pray for all the elected officials in your state. It seems to me that in the last decade or so politics in the United States has gotten nastier and more personal. I always have a sad feeling for the children of elected officials or candidates when their parent is being attacked through commercials on television. I’ve worked in the political arena and now just write about it. It’s not fun to tell your children that if they see daddy or mommy’s name on TV, not to worry about it, and that “Daddy/mommy is not bad and he/she still loves you!”
We also need to express our thanks to all the people who decided to run for public office. That’s what makes our country so great. It’s a big step to put your name out there and to take a stand.
Remember this – God is in control.
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. – Romans 13:1 (NIV)
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