Just as it is important for Christians to vote, it is important that we pray for our leaders. If you are like me, you are weary of attack ads by both parties and by many candidates.
The candidates we support for various offices may or may not win. In fact, after Election Day, approximately half of Americans are probably very disappointed in the result. Regardless of whether “your” candidates win or not, if we are Gospel-centered believers, we will commit to pray for them “and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Tim. 2:2).
I like the pledge Dr. Bart Barber, Pastor of FBC Farmersville, TX, has made. I hope it will resonate with you as it did with me. It is important for our personal spiritual health, for the health of our associations, churches, and for our nation that we sincerely pray for our President, Governor, County Commission Chair, Mayor, etc.
Quotable Quote: So, whatever happens on Election Day, don’t be shocked. Be settled. Firm in your faith. Kind in your convictions. Gracious in your words. Generous in your actions. We belong to a community that believes there’s no election shock and surprise that compares with Easter morning.” Trevin Wax, 10.27.20, Why Many Americans Will Be Shocked On Election Day