Election Day

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Mark Mounts

Hello once again from Community Christian Fellowship,

As I write this letter, millions of Americans are in the process of casting their vote for the President of the United States. Emotions are running high and it feels like we are powerfully divided by the politics of this country. We believe that it is a good thing to vote, but we also know that God places those in places of leadership that are according to His will, not ours. So voting is a responsibility, not a command, and we pray for the will of God to be done.

I want us all to consider how politics can be a challenge for us, especially those who profess the faith of Jesus.

History has shown us over and over that the greatest nations and empires have all had their rise and their fall. Now, I’m not saying that the United States is on the verge of falling, but we have to realize that God doesn’t need a “nation” to complete His will on earth. He has created through His Grace a “Spiritual Nation” that crosses all boundaries of the world’s nations and politics. He calls it His “Kingdom” and we are a profoundly important part of this by and through His Son Jesus.

With this in mind, I want to share with you a prayer that was  sent to my wife Debra today. This woman’s husband is a commissioned officer in the U.S. military. Even so, her perspective is humbling. The prayer goes as follows:

PRAYER FOR ELECTION DAY

Dear Lord, so many are feeling anxious, worried and stressed today.

We ask you to fill us with your peace and help our minds to be at rest.

Help us to remember that no matter who becomes President,

You are still on the throne and fully in control.

We pray that honesty, fairness and truth will prevail.

We ask that you would grant us your wisdom and fill us with your love,

That  we might overcome all that divides us.

We humble ourselves before you as we pray,

Lord and we ask you to heal our land

and shed your grace and mercy on America once again.

We ask these things in Jesus’ name….Amen

Remember, Jesus has brought you into a Kingdom that is without end, and not even this world and its ups and downs will prevail against it.

Until next time,

Pastor Mark

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