Praying Daily for the Elections – Day 28 – 10/15/2012
Fifty Days of Prayer for the National Election 2012 – Day 28
Day 28 October 15th
Focus: Party Platforms
Pray today for the “independents” who are neither hot nor cold.
If there is one thing the two parties agree on this year, it is the size of the chasm that divides them on so many issues. The Democratic platform relates that “this election is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties, but between two fundamentally different paths for our country and our families.” The Republican platform calls the 2012 elections “a referendum on the future of liberty in America.”
Most Holy and Righteous God,
Both parties hold some positions that are commendable in Your sight. However, there are also positions that are detestable to You. We will not compromise biblical principles! Father, we will not vote according to Party affiliation. Rather, we will vote for those men and women who represent Your values and who promote religious liberty. We will support those candidates who allow the Gospel to be heard freely in our land.
You have said, “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” (Deut. 30: 19) We have been warned through Your Word that if serving You seems undesirable, then we must choose for ourselves this day whom we will serve, whether the gods our forefathers served, or the gods in whose land we are living. May it be found that the Church of Jesus Christ ~ each man and each household ~ proclaims: “We will serve the LORD!” (Joshua 24: 15)
For those who do not choose to serve You, they will call to You but You will not answer; they will look for You but will not find You. Since they hate knowledge and do not choose to fear the LORD, since they will not accept Your advice and spurn Your rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and they will be filled with the fruit of their schemes. (Prov. 1: 28-31) For You know the deeds of every man, and You are displeased with those who are neither cold nor hot. You wish that every man were either one or the other! And those who cannot choose, those who are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—You are about to spit them out of Your mouth. (Rev. 3: 15-16) Have mercy on us, Lord. Have mercy on Your Church, we pray.