Posts Tagged ‘Pray’

This was really well said:

This past midterm election demonstrates what happens when Evangelicals show up and vote.

In the 2006 midterm election Evangelicals made up only 25% of voters. This resulted in Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House and Harry Reid becoming the Majority Leader in the Senate.

But in 2010 Evangelicals were 32% of the voters. This is an historical high for a midterm election and shifted the balance of power in Washington D.C.. 78% of Evangelicals voted for pro-life, pro-marriage Christian ideals. Evangelicals are the largest voting block in America and when we show up our values prevail.

Thanks to everyone who sacrificed to achieve this historic victory. Now we must look to the 2012 elections. Below is the list of the top ten things you can do to prepare: 

  1. Pray that America will truly be one nation under God.
  2. Share the gospel with your non-Christian friends and family.
  3. Register to vote and then actually show up.
  4. Get informed about our Christian heritage and the Constitution.
  5. Register your Christian friends and family to vote.
  6. Provide your Christian friends and family with useful voter information.
  7. Get your Christian friends and family out to vote.
  8. Teach or attend a Christian citizenship / worldview class in your church.
  9. Become active in a political party or organization.
  10. Become a candidate or support other qualified Christian candidates.

Taken from an CADC email: http://defendchristians.org/news/christian-participation-made-the-difference/

This is a Bible verse I have found to be so important these days. It seems that in almost every circumstance or function I am at, I can tell this verse to those around me.

1 Timothy 2:1-2, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

I heard this at a Bible study in the Youth Group at church. We need to pray for those in leadership positions and in authority, like our president, even though we don’t feel like it. But it is for the very reason that we do not want to pray for that guy in the White House, that we should being praying for him. I vividly recall the number of hands that were raise in response to this question asked in the study: “How many of you pray daily for our president?” I remember that number because there were no hands raised.

How about you? Would you have been one of those hands that remained under the table?

The Bible study leader emphasized the reason why it is important to pray for those in authority: “…that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

An example was: the Roman Emperor Constantine. He opened up for Christians to have religious freedom without being persecuted for their beliefs.

What a great thing. Just keep this verse in mind. Remember to pray for the current U.S. President and everyone in leadership. Pray for their salvations.

Please.

Please join the National Religious Broadcasters in calling God’s people to commit to 40 days of prayer.  God will hear our prayers and heal our land only after we humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways.

IfMYPeoplePrayUSA.org

Please Pray for Our Nation
by Jerry Newcombe (based on an NRB release)

Virtually everyone agrees that America is in a great need of prayer. The NRB (theNational Religious Broadcasters) has now launched a 40-day prayer campaign called “If My People.” There is no agenda, movement or march planned around this call to prayer. The instruction, command, and direction from God is simple and clear, taken from II Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” NRB-member, Coral Ridge Ministries (founded by the late D. James Kennedy), is participating in this campaign. In fact, CRM has produced 30 second Public Service Announcements to air on the Coral Ridge Hour and various Christian outlets nationwide. Each spot ends with this question: Have you prayed for our nation today?