Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A Non-Political Political Post

I have grown very weary of politics in the last few years--and especially in the last few weeks. I care deeply about what goes on in this country, but have little patience for the 'game playing' and incredible waste of money that happens throughout this process.

When I received this e-mail forward today it struck me as the ONLY way I can feel good about my involvement in the political process between now and November 4th. I don't know what the outcome will be, but serve a God who does. He is Sovereign.

This is from the non-partisan Word of God. (Author of prayer guide not noted.)

Psalm 32:6-7 --- Pray that all will be motivated to pray faithfully for this election and that the Lord would deliver us from the wrong leaders.

Psalm 16:7-8 --- Pray that the Lord would give wise counsel and guidance to His choice for president in this campaign.

Proverbs 16:13 --- Pray that our nation will listen to the truth and not be led astray.

Psalm 18:32-36 --- Pray that the Lord would arm the man of His choice with strength; that He would guide him in battle (this election), and that He would sustain him and give him victory.

2 Thess. 1: 4---Pray that God's man could, through faith, persevere and maintain his courage throughout this election.

Psalm 125 --- Pray that those who trust in the Lord will not be shaken.

Psalm 64: 2-10 --- Pray that the Lord would defeat those who have no regard for Him in this election.

2 Cor. 12:9 --- Pray that the Lord would empower and enable His man in any area of weakness.

II Kings 13:16 --- Pray that the Lord would put His hands on the man of His choice for president (and his team) and guide them in this election.

Proverbs 1:5-6 --- Pray that God's man will listen with discernment, add to his knowledge, and receive wise counsel in this campaign.

John 16:33 --- Pray that the man of God's choice would be given wisdom and ability from the Lord to overcome any obstacle or difficulty during this campaign.

Acts 17:30 --- Pray for repentance for yourself and for our nation.

Luke 12:54-57--- Pray that God's man and our nation will be discerning and do what is right.

Phil. 4:13 --- Pray that the Lord's choice for President will have special strength and unusual ability from God.

Habakkuk 1:5 and 3:2 --- Pray that the Lord would do something that would utterly amaze us and give His servant victory.

Remember 2 Chronicles 7:14---'If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.'

14 comments:

Mom of Eleven said...

AMEN!! Can I post on my blog?
Wendy

Jenn said...

Amen and amen.
My husband and I have started a little game in our house... for every minute we spend listening to or reading election coverage, we must also spend one minute in prayer for our country and its future leaders. Not that I don't want to pray for America, but I will say that it makes all the election coverage MUCH less appealing (if it was ever appealing in the first place!).

So good to know we serve a Sovereign God....

May I also post this on my blog?

JMom said...

Absolutely pass this along and post however you wish. And if anyone knows its origin let me know so we can credit that person!

Candice McCoy said...

I stumbled upon your blog today and I love this post. I have so many friends who keep saying how tired they are of the election happenings and how they still don't know who to vote for. Thanks for this. I would love to pass this on if it's okay?

new mom in law said...

Thank you for this!!! AMEN!

Sitesx6 said...

Oh how I have been feeling the exact same way, and this new insight gives me purpose (instead of grumbles).

I'm so so so very tired of all of the ads and back and forth business.

I'll do my part and vote and I'll pray!

Thank you so much for this.

Kelly S.

Jeanne said...

I love this , i am going to post on my blog.

HPTeach said...

Thanks for this. It's much needed!

Lolo said...

Thanks so much for this pray guide because I too have grown weary of politics.

Kate said...

I love this. I shared it with all of my family. Thanks!

Kim said...

AMEN!

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mylifewith5kids said...

I am so greatful that you posted this!! I linked your post to my blog.

Kerin said...

This goes right along with what I am studying right now. "Women of the Bible" by Spangler and Syswerda. I'm on Jehosheba right now. Here is some of the text: "The negative forces of our culture make us wonder where we're headed as a people. Many of our leaders show little integrity or morality, and dishonesty is overlooked in the workplace. Kindness is often the exception rather than the rule. But do't despair. This is not a battle God plans to lose. In the end, he will prevail!" "Many are the plans in a human heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." (Proverbs 19:21) AMEN

Mary Lou said...

This is the best group of scriptures that i have seen compiled by anyone for us to pray for the election and our country. This person needs to be blessed over and over. Thanks for posting this. What an encouragement. Each verse lifted my heart. Blessings on you for posting it. blessings on whomever sent it to you and so on. God is good and He is good all of the time. (even now).