If my people….will pray

The most important thing the people of God can do this election season is to pray. We must pray, “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:10) O God, in this presidential election. We must pray that God would bring glory to His great Name over the next month and in the coming four years. And we must pray that as the people of God, we would look inward at our own hearts and lives. As 2 Chronicles 7:14 reminds us, “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” This verse is both a challenge and a promise. In essence, if we humble ourselves before God, he will heal our land.

The consistent testimony of the Bible is that “the Most High rules the kingdoms of men and gives it to whom he will” (Daniel 4:17). God establishes kingdoms and empires and determines who will rule those kingdoms and empires. And while the thought of another four years of Obama in the White House does not thrill me in the least, we have to be open to the possibility that it may be the will of God. We must remember that as Christians our citizenship is ultimately in heaven (Philippians 3:20) and that whatever citizenship we currently enjoy, it is only temporary.

As we acknowledge God’s sovereignty this election season, let’s not forget that we can (and should) pray. The most important thing we can do as Christians is to call upon our God and King. He will “hear from heaven” the cries of His people. Let’s not miss this opportunity. God may just use this time to bring revival and spiritual awakening to our land.

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