Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
Last week, I went to vote early. I expected no one to be there. I was amazed at the lines, the people, the wait . . . and the seriousness of the moment. I don't know when I've ever felt the tension throughout our country over an election as I have this time. A friend of mine posted on FaceBook that she was concerned that after all the political postings on-line, friends would have trouble remaining friends after the election.
What can we as disciples do as our country prepares for Tuesday? NavPress has published a series of scriptural prayers to help our churches pray for those in authority, such as:
"Lord, give our country leaders who . . ."
1. . . . are God fearing and recognize that they are accountable to Him for each decision and act (Proverbs 9:10).
2. . . . who have been granted wisdom, knowledge, and understanding (James 1:5).
The resource is 30 Ways to Pray for People in Authority by Gary P. Bergel. For more information or to order, click here.