Conntecting the Dots

A Prayer for Election Day

The U.S. election marks a significant day in world history. I’ll be honest—I feel as though anything I write for today’s blog might sound trite. As a result, I’m going to spend my words on prayer. Would you pray this with me, please?


“Heavenly Father, we come to You with humble hearts acknowledging our need for You. You alone know the magnitude of today’s election, and You alone know how the outcome will serve Your purposes in the future. When our limited understanding leaves us prone to fear, remind us that You are in control.


If the outcome is contrary to our wishes, help us guard our tongues against speaking evil and engaging in conversations that breed divisiveness. Teach us to walk in integrity and to do what’s right in Your eyes. Give us love for those who don’t share our views. Help us, as Your sons and daughters, model respect and honor when others’ opinions don’t match ours.


Grant us a renewed understanding of Your sovereignty over the nations. Give us faith to believe that the man who wins does so by Your appointment. Teach us how to pray for him, his family, and those who surround him in leadership.


Most of all, stir a revival within our hearts. For the sake of Your honor and great name, please forgive us for spiritual complacency. Cleanse us from loving self and personal safety more than You and sacrifice. Remove inaccurate thoughts about who You are and guide us in Your truth.


Rise up, O God, and reveal Yourself to the nations as the one and only God.

The God of truth and righteousness.

The God of mercy and grace.

The God who became man and walked among us.

The God who promises to draw near to those who draw near to You.

The God who fulfills all His promises.


You are the God in whom we place our hope today and always. You are the One in whom we find peace and joy. You are the One in whom we trust because You alone are trustworthy and good all the time.


Please hear our prayer and answer our cries. In Jesus’ name, amen.”  




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