It is imperative the we pray for and then vote in the 2018 local and state elections. We want to make wise decisions. However, we must pray for  our cities local elections. Yes our hope and trust is not in the election but in God. But God states in  Jeremiah 29:7-“ Seek peace and well-being for the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its peace (well-being) you will have peace”. Yes, pray and vote.  We need peace , effective social  and economic  services , a good educational system , and  to stop the violence that plagues our cities. Why should we pray for the elections? A few reasons for praying are:

  1. The Bible tells us to pray for those in authority over us and are in leadership. 1 Timothy 2: 1-2. This includes those who are seeking position in leadership.
    2. Throughout the Bible we see that when men and women of integrity were chosen by God’s standards the people and the nation fared well , were delivered out of adverse circumstances or diverted evil. “Righteousness exalts a nation..” The selection of leaders according to God’s leading and not out of racism and favoritism , can bring great blessing to a nation, city and state.

Prayer Points
• Pray for the election process- integrity, against voter suppression and racist tactics.
• Pray for honest, compassionate, and concerned  for the poor  leaders. Pray for wise leaders with integrity will arise.

• Pray for the judges of this nation, that they would seek the wisdom that comes from above.
• Pray for the salvation of local government leaders.
• Pray for the salvation of national government leaders

The local elections in our communities are just as important as the national elections. We must begin to get the foundation of our government leaders on the local and state responsive to the needs of our cities. Remember we are God’s ambassador’s and we should take righteous action to carry out His purposes in the earth for the protection of the  poor, oppressed and hurting. God is concerned about government and nations, especially as they relate to issues of justice and oppression of their own people and obeying His Word.

So pray and then get out and vote, participate and serve others.

The Prayer Leader, Linda Fegins

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