Prayer Points: The Election

Prayer Points: The Election


On Sunday evening, October 29, we gathered together for our second quarterly prayer night. The theme for the evening was to pray for our political leaders as well as the upcoming election. Prayer points and scripture readings from the meeting are below for your continued use.


2017 Quarterly Prayer Meeting
Our Nation

“From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.” - Isaiah 64:4

“…I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Pray For Our Governing Authorities
President Trump & Vice President Pence
VA Senators & Representatives
US Supreme Court Justices
Governor McAuliffe
Lt. Governor Northam
Attorney General Herring
VA Senators & Delegates
VA Supreme Court Justices
 

  • Salvation for those who do not know Christ
  • Wisdom for making difficult decisions that affect the lives of many people
  • Courage to persevere in doing what is right even if it is not popular
  • Humility that recognizes they rule under the authority of God
  • A teachable spirit that is willing to learn and compromise on wisdom issues
  • Moral integrity in their private character
  • Self-control in the face of rancor and slander

“Let ever person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resist the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.” – Romans 13:1-2 

Pray For The Election

  • The blessing of leaders that are better than we deserve
  • Motivation to fulfill our responsibility as citizens without expecting our government to be our savior or provider
  • Wisdom to vote by conscience and not on the basis of celebrity or emotion
  • For biblical convictions to prevail on issues of morality, righteousness, and marriage
  • A voting process characterized by honor, civility, and justice
  • Humility to accept the results with respect and kindness
  • Protection for the candidates and their families who have endured significant stress

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Romans 15:5-7

Pray For Our Church

  • A deep unity in Christ that transcends our political differences
  • Humility and gentleness to speak and write words that build one another up
  • Courage to winsomely defend moral convictions that are politically unpopular
  • Favor for church members in positions of significant influence in our government
  • A worldview that is built on Scripture, not our favorite cable news channel
  • Deliverance from selfish apathy that is only concerned about personal issues
  • An unshakable confidence that God is on the throne and the power of the gospel will prevail no matter who is elected

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