Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Don't Forget!!!

My Lord, You value so deeply the qualities of good judgment and discernment, but it is easy for us to lose sight of them. Guide all those who will vote in this year's elections a sense of discernment and sound judgment, and let that discernment in turn bring discerning leaders into office. --Proverbs 3:21 (My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight)

Heavenly Father, You promise to bless us with rejoicing when righteous leaders are in charge. So we ask You for godly, good leaders who will bring joy to those they lead. Do not allow any wicked persons to gain public office in this fall's elections, but only those who will honor You. --Proverbs 29:2 (When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.)

Lord God, during election time it is easy to get wrapped up in the negative, in fault-finding, criticism and contentiousness. Cause our hearts to be sweet and pure, obediently acting as You want Your children to act, so no one can find fault. In this way, we can shine for you in our darkened world. --Philippians 2:14-15 (Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe 16as you hold out[c] the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. 17But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.)

26 comments:

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Well prayed. I am joining you in prayer...

The White Family said...

That's a great post! Thanks

valerie said...

I echo each of these prayers.
I'm joining you and so many others who are praying and believing God today.
My daughter just called me and said she's been in line to vote for over an hour.
I'll go this evening after my husband and I both get off work.
Thanks Becky!
Have a good day!

Keli said...

I said a prayer for guidance this morning before voting. This post is awesome!!! God's in charge!

lmerie said...

Wonderfully said/prayed!

Megan said...

Amen.

Lindsey said...

This is such a great prayer! God is in control no matter who wins!=)

Lisa said...

Great Prayer!! I am right there by your side praying as well.

Kelly said...

Thanks for putting the focus where it belogs!

Rebecca Taylor said...

Amen! I am praying along with you!

Elaine said...

This post is the best I have read this morning. Look at all the people who will hopefully say that prayer today.. Way to go.... God is working today...

Have a blessed day.

He And Me + 3 said...

Beautifully written and spoken.

Rebecca Jo said...

AWESOME post!!! Amen Sister!

Julie said...

Amen! I voted! And you might get a kick out of the post I just put up trying to explain all this to my 4 year old...since you are a teacher! Ha ha

SondreLyn said...

Ditto and Amen!

Veronica said...

Thank you.

Rachel said...

Great post! I VOTED!

HiHoOhio said...

Amen and Amen

"J" said...

Great post! Great prayer! I'm going to vote today when I get off work!!!!! =)

THE Stephanie said...

Amen. It's certianly a day to pray that God's will be done for our country.

Elaine said...

I had to come back, I linked to this post. And.... there is an award for you on my blog.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Thank you for sharing this prayer with us. Amen.

Amy said...

You. Are. Amazing. Thank you for posting this!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

That was truly beautiful! I love it! And I am praying that it comes to fruition!

Awesome blog. I will be back to visit!!!! Elaine sent me!

Pleasant Drive said...

Beautiful prayer! I second that!

Joy said...

I made my choice the other day during early voting.

My choice was NOT either of those 2 guys.