Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pray, then Vote and Trust the Lord


You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You... ~ Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)

I wanted to share this election prayer, by John Piper...

Father in heaven, as we approach this election on Tuesday, I pray

1) that your people will vote,

2) and that they will vote with a sense of thankfulness for a democratic system that at least partially holds in check the folly and evil in all our hearts so that power which corrupts so readily is not given to one group or person too easily;

3) that we would know and live the meaning of being in the world, but not of it, doing politics as though not doing them, being on the earth, yet having our lives hidden with Christ in God, rendering to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that are God’s;

4) that we would discern what truths and values should advance by being made law and which should advance only by the leavening of honest influence;

5) that your people would see what love and justice and far-seeing wisdom demand in regard to the issues of education, business and industry, health care, marriage and family, abortion, welfare, energy, government and taxes, military, terrorism, international relations, and every challenge that we will face in the years to come;

6) and above all, that we will treasure Jesus Christ, and tell everyone of his sovereignty and supremacy over all nations, and that long after America is a footnote to the future world, he will reign with his people from every tribe and tongue and nation.

Keep us faithful to Christ’s all important Word, and may we turn to it every day for light in these dark times.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

9 comments:

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Thank you for sharing this...it calmed my heart this morning :)

April said...

Very well put...Something we could all use today!!

Kristen said...

Amen! What a wonderful prayer!

Edie said...

Amen! Thank you for this.

Susan said...

Great prayer for today, I prayed it as I read it.

Thanks for sharing Tracy♥

Tricia said...

That is a great prayer... our pastor has shared that with our church a few days ago...

I have voted and I am praying still...

Blessings!

Kristi said...

Wonderful prayer! Amen and Amen!

Cheryl said...

Tracy,

Great prayer for today, but everyday as well.

Thanks for sharing!
Cheryl

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Love Piper's prayer. Good one to pray anyday...especially on one that has me so weary worn.

peace~elaine