The candidates have campaigned hard and we have hopefully cast our vote or intend to before the day is over. So now what do we do?
Despite who you supported or who comes out on top, our Christian responsibility does not end at the voting booth. Our responsibility continues with our prayers for those placed in authority over us. We are not to complain, but pray.
Interceding for those in authority is not an option. It is a biblical command that we are to obey...
"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2:2)
God can use our voice, our prayers, to turn the hearts of those in authority. In Proverbs, we read that the Kings heart is in the hand of the Lord. (Proverbs 21:1) Whenever there are policies and platforms that don’t conform to biblical ethics, the intercession of Christians can be used in a powerful and transforming way.
May we reflect today that there is no King, no President, or no mayor that trumps (no pun intended) our God.
God is still on the throne and nothing escapes Him; including the cries of His people.
Exercise your right and responsibility...pray for our newly elected President and trust God.