2016 Election Prayer & Fasting, Day 2
Thursday, September 29th, 2016 (39 Days until Election Day)
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. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth (1Tim 2:1-4).
The Bible books of I & II Kings and I & II Chronicles record brief histories of the Kings of ancient Judah and Israel. They highlight each leader's righteous acts, sins, and acts of obedience and disobedience to Him to whom we must all give an account-the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords (2 Cor 5:10). Furthermore, they record the consequences of those righteous and unrighteous acts upon the nation and the people. In Deuteronomy 28, God outlines the blessings that come to nations that are obedient to Him and the curses that come to nations that are disobedient to Him. Thankfully, we have God's promise; that if we humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, He will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and HEAL OUR LAND (2 Chr 7:14).
In Exodus 18:21, we are exhorted to choose leaders who fear God. In the ancient Hebrew Republic, the people participated in the selection of their leaders. In our nation, we, too, have the privilege, right, and as Christians, the duty to choose our leaders. The call to pray for our leaders obviously includes praying for those from among whom we must choose to become our leaders.
As we begin this prayer journey, as believers in Jesus Christ, may we humble ourselves across America and pray. May God forgive the multitude of our sins-including our apathy and indifference toward the political process by which we choose our leaders!
- May we repent for not having done our part to make sure more God-fearing men and women were on the ballot from which to choose. May no believer be discouraged, nor pull back from the process; rather may every American Christian seek the face of God, study the party platforms, and pray daily for all the candidates (especially those they believe God is guiding them to support), and determine to help get as many God-fearing men and women to the polls as possible. May God bless His people and enable us to make the difference in this election, and through us, bless our nation, and the nations of the whole world (see Gen 12:1-3; Leviticus 19:15; John 7:24; James 1:6; Heb 12:11-13).
Sincerely,Rev. Pierre Bynum
Chaplain & National Prayer Director
FRC Prayer Team