10 Things to Pray For on Election Day

Election Day

Grounded in the belief that “the prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” (Jam 5:16), here are 10 things to pray for on Election Day.

  1. The candidates and their families (1 Tim 2:1-2).
  2. For justice to roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream, especially on behalf of the least and often trampled among us–the unborn, the poor, and the feeble (Amos 5:10-24).
  3. That the conscience of our nation would be pricked on issues of morality and righteousness (Prov 14:34).
  4. That we would guard against idolatrous confidence in chariots, horses, politicians, the power of government, or human ingenuity for salvation, turning instead to trust in the name of the LORD our God (Psa 20:7).
  5. That God-defined marriage would be held in honor (Heb 13:4).
  6. That national and international circumstances would serve to advance the gospel (Phil 1:12).
  7. That God’s people would live as those who are free, not using their freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. That we would honor everyone, love the brotherhood, fear God, and honor those in positions of civil authority (1 Pet 2:16-17), so that in everything we do the doctrine of God our Savior is adorned (Tit 2:10).
  8. That we would prepare ourselves to react to the news of this world’s ever-changing circumstances with the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal 5:22).
  9. That whatever the results of this Presidential election, we would live from hearts of Christ-centered confidence and thanksgiving as citizens of a kingdom that cannot be shaken (Heb 12:28), remembering that our ultimate citizenship is in heaven (Phil 3:20), that we are soldiers of a kingdom not of this world (John 18:36), and that we would zealously guard against becoming so entangled in earthly pursuits that we fail to please our Father in heaven (2 Tim 2:4).
  10. For life-shaping perspective that—should this world endure to the point that the United States of America becomes nothing more than a historical footnote—Jesus Christ reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev 19:16).


Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly, their three daughters, and a vicious miniature Yorkie. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ and co-hosts the Heaven Bound podcast. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, Buckeyes, Hobbits, and Wookiees.

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