Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Great Way to Pray for the Election

Charlotte posted a great message today and I've been sending it around to everybody I know. I love this way of praying! I'm posting a few of the suggestions. Please go to Charlotte's blog here, to read all of her post.

Let's pray this way too!

Excerpt from Charlotte's blog:

"Here's the pattern for prayer as we approach our election.

Prayer Guide for the Election Begins with Heart Preparation: Come into God's Presence with Worship. Thank God for his great mercy and many blessings. Ask God to extend his mercy to us and to our nation. Pray for the upcoming election.

Those running for office nationally: Instead of praying for specific candidates or political parties – Pray that the person of righteousness, the person of God's choosing, would be selected in every congressional district, every senate race and for the office of President.

"Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a disgrace to any people." Proverbs 14:34

" When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan". Proverbs 29:2

Those voting: Pray that each person voting will be convicted to vote for the person of righteousness, the person of God's choosing, in each elected office and in each ballot initiative. Pray for God's Presence to overshadow each person as they make their decision.

"The Spirit of the Lord will be upon him – the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord – and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears" Isaiah 11:2-3

Those praying: Pray that God would empower intercessors and people across the nation and around the world to call out to Him day and night in extraordinary prayer during this season.

"And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a Spirit of grace and supplication." Zechariah 12:10

Our nation: Pray that God's plans and purposes for our nation would be established during this election season. Pray that we would be a nation who follows God and is a blessing to the nations of the earth.

"Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven". Matthew 6:10"

I'm only listing a few of the suggestions. Please click here to go to Charlotte's blog At Home in Scottsdale, to read all seven suggestions. Thanks, Charlotte, for posting this for us!


1 comment:

Maree said...

Okay, I mentioned I have some Christian friends that will be voting for Obama. My husband made a last ditch effort yesterday ...it fell on death ears.

One of these friends insist Obama is Pro-Choice which makes it okay....I love this person, they love the Lord..I KNOW they do!

I'm not asking why, why, why?? I'm asking you to pray for this person.. or better yet.. all Christians that believe Pro Choice is the way.

Thanks and as always Katherine...God bless you!!