Praying with the end in mind…

As election day comes to an end, let’s close out the day in prayer and reflection over the goodness and sovereignty of God. Psalm 20 is great reading to wrap up the day.Remember the promise of Psalm 20:7 – “Some may trust in horses, some may trust in chariots, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God!”
9. Pray that this election would lead to even greater opportunities to preach the Gospel, and that the freedom of the church will be respected, honored, and protected. As you pray for this, keep in mind that throughout history, the mission of the Church has largely been advanced through the mediums of persecution and suffering. We must be ready as the church to embrace whatever God might ordain as the vehicle to advance his kingdom.
10. Pray for the church, praying that the church of the Lord Jesus Christ would be strengthened in the truth, grounded in the faith, and empowered for witness and ministry.  May the church, the sign of the coming kingdom, be faithful to declare the Gospel — knowing that this is the only message that will save.
May God grant us mercy and grace as we seek to fulfill our responsibilities as citizens — and our responsibilities as Christians.  This world is not our home, but we do bear responsibilities as followers of Christ as we are living here.
May God bless America, not because this nation deserves to be blessed, but because He is a God of grace and mercy.  Oh God . . . save us from ourselves.
Hope you had a Spirit-filled, joy-encompassed, God-delighting sort of election day. Remember who is in control!

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