On our knees: the only way to approach this election
A diverse group of Christian leaders proclaims that America's problems will not be resolved by the White House, Congress or the Supreme Court. They say there is another way ...
BY: Rob Kerby, Senior Editor
reasons: The Bible commands us to pray for those who are in leadership. This includes those who are vying to become leaders."
“Godly leaders can help slow the erosion of religious liberties in our land," notes Butts. "This can provide an increased window of opportunity for the Church to pray and evangelize.
“According to Scripture, ‘Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people’ (Prov. 14:34). The selection of leaders who understand and lead according to God’s righteous standards can bring great blessing to a nation.
“Scripture also says in Proverbs 11:14, ‘For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisors make victory sure.’ The determination of who leads our nation will also determine who advises that leader and how we are guided.”
First, the guide recommends prayer for America’s churches: “The church is often relegated to the sidelines, considered irrelevant and out of touch. Though we sometimes deserve that critique, God has a completely different perspective on what His people are to be and how we are to function. In Ephesians 3:10, the Apostle Paul writes, ‘His [God’s] intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known.’
“Though seemingly powerless in the eyes of the world, the Church – through righteousness, prayer, and the power of the Holy Spirit – releases the wisdom of God into any and every culture. Pray today for the church in America, that: ‘Our eyes will be opened to see the hope to which we are called’ (Ephesians 1:18); We will experience in a fresh, new way the Presence of Christ in revival; Believers will be given the faith to believe that their votes will make a difference; and a spirit of repentance and humility will be poured out upon the people of God.”