40 Days of Prayer begins today. Will you commit to pray?

Beginning today, there are 40 days until the next presidential election.  And Max Lucado is spearheading an effort to cover this election and this nation in prayer.  So far, over 32,ooo people have pledged to pray for our nation for the next 40 days.  If you’d like to make that pledge, you can do so at this site:  Election.Max Lucado.com.

If every time we thought about the election, this nation, and the changing times in which we live –  if every time we thought of our country – instead of complaining or worrying – we would pray, just imagine what God could and would do!!!  He is working behind the scenes.  And as in all things, He invites us to join Him in humbling ourselves and seeking His face and praying.

From Max Lucado’s site, this is the simple yet powerfilled prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

You have given us this promise: ”…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

So, we pray to you. We turn from evil and look to you, our God. Please:

Unite us

Strengthen us

Appoint and anoint our next president

In the name of Christ we pray,


Download this prayer as a printable PDF.

I love the easy reminder to pray for this nation:

U = Unite us

S = Strengthen us

A = Appoint and anoint our next president.

Will you commit to pray for the next 40 days?  I will.

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