Prayer and Politics

He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. Colossians 1:28

They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. Titus 1:16

Did you see the vote that took place concerning God language and Jerusalem this week on the floor of the Democratic National Convention?  It’s on-line at You Tube, but you can also watch it here.

Wasn’t that unbelievable?  I’m guessing there were a few in the crowd who voted NO and then voted with their feet, leaving the convention floor and perhaps the democratic party.  I know I would have, had my vote meant so little.  How can you register a win when a two-thirds majority is required to pass the amendment and the crowd is so obviously split down the middle? 

Jesus said, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined…” (Matt 12:25)  I predict further fracturing in the democratic camp, as delegates that were meant to be encouraged by this convention to bring the vote home in November, stay home instead of going door to door, and think, “What’s the point?”

Don’t get me wrong, I in no way support the exclusion of God and Jerusalem from the DNC, but neither do I support re-insertion of a philosophy back into their platform when so many of the delegates obviously oppose it.  Better that they let us see who they really are, than to have them hide behind a smoke screen.  And if they admit that God is no longer a welcome participant in their politics, than that is a good thing, because honest, sincere democrats, who also just happen to be Christian, can take that information and do with it what they will.  I hope they do still, after seeing what happened at the convention. 

I don’t know about you, but with each passing year I trust our politicians and political leaders less and less, Democrats and Republicans, alike.  More and more it seems as though America is moving away from being one nation under God, to becoming a nation that has forgotten God, or at the very least shoved him away in the upstairs closet where our enlightened friends need not be confronted by Him when they stop by our home for a visit.  As November’s election draws near, I pray that Christians might be on their knees, seeking God’s face, searching His Word for direction and then stepping out in faith to cast a vote for change, real change, for America and for the future.

My opinion:  with regards to matters affecting the world, God’s church ought to be leading!

Anyone who has read my blog for more than a few days knows that I am a praying kinda gal.  Prayer means something everything to me, so I not only pray daily, but I encourage others to do so too. 

Today, I want to encourage my readers to pray.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, a tiny nation of hope and democracy that is positioned in the middle of an ever-widening circle of anti-Christian/anti-God territory. Pray for this little city nestled between giant-sized enemies that embrace an ever increasing number of muslim radicals. 

Pray for Israel.  Pray that Israel remains free and protected by God.  Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ living abroad, some within Israel’s borders, but many more outside her walls.  Pray that they will show their support for those who are our supporters. Pray for peace in the middle east and for God’s wisdom and insight to rule in the hearts of men as they consider Israel, an important American ally in that part of the world.

Today, please pray for your church, and churches of truth everywhere, across the globe. Ask God to leave us with a burning desire to do His will. Ask Jesus to continue interceding for those who are confused, lost, or without a secure tether tying them to God in this dangerous world. Pray for those who foment wars. 

Pray for our students who are captive audiences and impressionable.  Many sit under the tutelage of leftist, marxist and communist leaning professors.  Pray for them to find their answers in Christ first, last, and always.

Pray for God to be lifted up everywhere across the globe. Pray for peace in our world.  Let your allegiance be known and witnessed in heaven through your prayers.  Prayer focuses our hearts and minds on what is truly important.

Today, pray!

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