Pray for Our Country

It seems to me that the best thing for Christians to do concerning the politics of our country is to pray.  Certainly being active in politics if you can is good, and it is responsible to exercise your right to vote, but in the end, it is God who is in control.

I Timothy 2: 1-2 says this:

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

You can visit the Presidential Prayer Team homepage and look over the prayer requests that are listed there for this week. This site even urges us to pray for the new president, no matter who he is, between the day he is elected and the day of his inauguration.   Also, I found a prayer over at More for Your Life that I thought I would share.  It was written by Max Lucado, and it seems appropriate for these times.

You Have Our Attention, Lord

Our friends lost their house
The co-worker lost her job
The couple next door lost their retirement
It seems that everyone is losing their footing
This scares us. This bailout with billions.
These rumblings of depression.
These headlines: ominous, thunderous –
“Going Broke!” “Going Down!” “Going Under!” “What’s Next?”
What is next?
We’re listening. And we’re admitting: You were right.
You told us this would happen.
You shot straight about loving stuff and worshipping money.
Greed will break your heart, You warned.
Money will love you and leave you.
Don’t put your hope in riches that are so uncertain.
You were right. Money is a fickle lover and we just got dumped.
We were wrong to spend what we didn’t have.
Wrong to neglect prayer and ignore the poor.
Wrong to think we ever earned a dime. We didn’t. You gave it. And now, tell us Father, are You taking it?
We’re listening. And we’re praying.
Could you make something good out of this mess?
Of course You can. You always have.
You led slaves out of slavery,
Built temples out of ruins,
Turned stormy waves into a glassy pond and water into sweet wine.
This disorder awaits your order. So do we.
Through Christ,


1 Response to “Pray for Our Country”

  1. 1 Sally October 24, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Yes, we can pray AND we will vote. Thanks for sharing.

    I have another book giveaway. (See my sidebar.)

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