The 2018 midterm elections are upon us! Yes, I know, this time of year can awaken our fleshly desires to complain, worry, and become angry, but God calls on us to simply pray “for kings and all who are in high positions” (1 Tim. 2:2a). To help you pray, below is a wonderful Prayer Guide provided by our friends at the Family Leader. Indeed, be sure to pray for these items and when the time is right (i.e. November 6th), get out there and vote!
October 11 – Zechariah 4:6, “’Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Pray a mighty move of the Holy Spirit across this land will bring about genuine repentance by all.
October 12 – “Lord, have mercy on our country which ‘calls evil good and good evil’ (Isaiah 5:20); raise up leaders who will not compromise with evil, but will stand on the Word of God.”
October 13 – Pray the governing authorities take their established place as a servant of God. May they govern to do good toward their citizens and to discipline the wrongdoer (Romans 13:1-5).
October 14 – As citizens of the U.S.A., give thanks for the opportunity to vote in the election process. May our votes advance God’s kingdom purposes.
October 15 – Pray for voters to have a hunger for truth, a determination to learn truth, and courage to stand for truth.
October 16 – “In the midst of political, racial, and church division, we pray God’s people will bring the message of peace in Christ Jesus, who is the Prince of Peace.”
October 17 – “May our citizens understand that our government should be rooted on biblical values with the intent to submit to God’s divine order.”
October 18 – “May the Church of Christ humble herself before God and be reconciled with each brother/sister in Christ, so that restoration can begin across any racial, economic, or political divides.”
October 19 – 1 Samuel 2:30, “Those who honor me I will honor.” Pray our elected men and women will choose to honor God and commit to live by His principles.
October 20 – “Father, we ask that you will place leaders in office who uphold the divine institutions of marriage and family” (Psalm 127:1).
October 21 – Pray elected officials are capable of discerning good from evil, and therefore able to provide a peaceable land for its citizens to live (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
October 22 – Matthew 6:13, “Lead us not into temptation.” Pray that God reveals in our hearts the tendencies we have in this volatile political process to compromise our kingdom values and seek our own political agendas.
October 23 – Pray for those Christian leaders who are in office to be a strong voice of truth and able to take up the shield of faith in defense of religious liberty.
October 24 – Pray God will work through his Body of Believers to transform culture. “Enable your servants to boldly speak the Word and perform wonders in the name of Jesus” (Acts 4:23-31).
October 25 – “Our hope is in the Lord, and as a Body of Believers we do have a responsibility to contend for the faith. May God’s people stand firm.”
October 26 – “May the people of our nation hear the Gospel message, repent, and turn to God so that times of refreshing may come from the Lord” (Acts 3:19).
October 27 – Pray the Christian voting bloc would cease complaining about the political process, and seek the Lord’s direction in how to engage in the process and be a light in the world.
October 28 – Our God is the giver of divine wisdom. Pray for present and future judges to make decisions in line with God’s decrees. Pray His Word be the standard for our judicial branch.
October 29 – “Raise up a Body of Believers, a remnant, who are brought to complete unity to let the world know of God’s love for people in Christ Jesus” (cf. John 17).
October 30 – “May racial harmony begin in the Body of Christ, so that our oneness in Jesus Christ would positively influence our communities, schools, and businesses (Philippians 2:1-3). Father, help us to hear above the political chatter, your voice of wisdom and truth.”
October 31 – Today, renew your commitment to pray for our authorities: President, Congress, Justices, Law Enforcement, Diplomats, Governors, and Mayors (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
November 1 – Pray each believer will be an equipped and informed citizen. May they research trustworthy sources of information, seek the Lord, and vote.
November 2 – Pray for protection of each candidate seeking an elected office, and pray for their families to be guarded and strengthened in the Lord.
November 3 – “Father, raise up leaders at all levels of government who value the dignity of every human life.”
November 4 – “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (John 3:3). Pray our country and world will hear the Gospel truth this election.
November 5 – Let us put our hope in the sovereign power of our LORD God who alone can deliver. The strength of man’s army or worldly knowledge cannot save (Psalm 33:12-19).
November 6 – In the days to follow the election, “Show respect for everyone. Love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God. Show respect for the king” (1 Peter 2:17). To God be the glory!