Only a few days more, and the long election season will be over.  I hope each of you takes advantage of the marvelous privilege we have to participate in the process of choosing our leaders.

Is it all right to pray for the outcome?  If we do, isn’t there someone else praying for the exact opposite?  How should we pray? I think God wants us to communicate in prayer about every area of our lives.  I came across this prayer, and I think it is a good example of how we should pray for this important day in American life:

Lord Jesus Christ, You told us to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God. Enlighten the minds of our people. May we choose a President of the United States, and other government officials, according to Your Divine Will. Grant us the wisdom to give You what belongs to You, our God. If we do this, as a nation, we are confident You will give us an abundance of Your blessings through our elected leaders. Amen.

So, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to vote, and always be in prayer for our leaders, and for the wisdom and guidance that will make us all better citizens of the United States, and of the world.