15 days. 15 days until the election… a peaceful exchange of power that likely has more significance than any other in my lifetime. Two nominees who have been more divisive and a campaign so ugly with a media frenzy so devastating that most of us just shake our heads.
And a voting population left either indifferent, disenchanted, angry and volatile or simply refusing to vote.
It’s an interesting time to be an American.
But as time marches on and the inevitable ballot approaches, I want to encourage you with what Scripture says we are to do…
We are to pray.
“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.” 1 Timothy 2:1-3
Don’t think for a minute that prayer is a weak or apathetic response. And don’t believe the whisper of the enemy that there is no power in our prayers or that there is nothing we can do to make a difference. And for the sake of everything — don’t let your children hear you speak like that one bit. As a family, pray. During drop off at school, pray. In the shower, before bed, every moment you hear something on the news or people jabbering on about the election, pray.