Praying Daily for the Elections – Day 29 – 10/16/2012
Fifty Days of Prayer for the National Election 2012 – Day 29
Day 29 October 16th
Focus: Party Platforms
We are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in our land. (Deut. 32: 28) Have mercy on us. “May the word of our rulers bring rest; may they be able to discern good and evil. May the LORD our God be with them.” (2 Sam. 14: 17) We pray that You will give our rulers discerning hearts to govern Your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of Yours? (1 Kings 3: 9) Teach the leaders of the nations to discern what is right; teach them to learn altogether what is good. (Job 34: 4) Appoint rulers for us who are Your servants; we beseech You to give them discernment that they may understand Your statutes. (Ps. 119: 125) We pray that our rulers will be wise and will listen and add to their learning. We pray that they will be discerning and seek guidance. (Prov. 1: 5) We pray that Your appointed leaders will preserve sound judgment and discernment, and not let them out of their sight. (Prov. 3: 21) May all in authority declare that all the words of Your mouth are righteous; there is nothing contrary to truth or crooked in them. Your Words are all plain to those who understand and open their hearts, and right to those who find knowledge and live by it [to the discerning]; they are faultless to those who have knowledge. (Prov. 8: 8-9) May our rulers live on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. (Deut. 8: 3)
On Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Unions
Democrat Party Platform
Supports the movement for equal treatment under the law for same-sex couples.
Republican Party Platform
Affirms the rights of states and the federal government not to recognize same-sex marriage. Backs a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Homosexuality is against God’s law.
Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin. (Lev. 18: 22)
If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense. (Lev. 20: 13)