Prayer Tip: In this election year – What do We Pray?

Voters are very discouraged by our political choices this fall. I think our nation deserves God’s wrath for legalizing the killing of unborn children and trying to remove any mention of God from the public square. Could our current choices be God giving us what we’ve asked?

I believe the greatest impact we can have on our nation and present circumstances is through prayer. Using the Bible as a prayer book, what am I to pray for myself, others, and our nation?  Are there some scriptural guidelines for requests?

Here are some suggestions to launch your own search:

What is God’s will in the situation I/we are in and the needs I/we have?  I can actually start by asking Him what His will is for this need and what I should pray.

I John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

Ask God to give specific scriptures to pray and then journal what He says through Quiet Times and other ways.

What would bring God the most glory?

Matt. 6:33  But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

Another approach to understanding what I should pray might be to think of what would make my joy really full and complete in this situation.   He wants me to be joy- full, just as He is.

John 16:24   Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

If you’ll let me know some of the answers you hear from God, I’ll try to share them as an encouragement to others.

NEXT WEEK, I’ll share some of what I think God is saying to me/us. Also check out http://prayasone.nationbuilder.com/prayer_guides for a couple of prayer guides to help you pray effectively over the next 40 days leading up to our national election.

For more information on the Grace Bible Church Prayer Team, visit begrace.org/prayer.
For more information about Grace Bible Church, visit begrace.org.

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