PRAY. Then VOTE. Then PRAY some more.


As citizens of both Heaven and the United States of America, we get to exercise three incredible privileges today. We are so blessed to be able 1) to seek The Lord through prayer; 2) to cast a vote according to how The Lord leads us; and 3) to pray like crazy for the one(s) elected.


“On November 6, 2012, who will I vote for? I will vote for the most pro-life candidate, because God hates the shedding of innocent blood. (Proverbs 6:16-17) I will vote for the most pro-Israel candidate, because God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who don’t. (Genesis 12:3) I will vote for the most pro-debt reduction candidate, because the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs…22:7) I will vote for the most pro-work candidate, because God says if a man does not work, let him not eat. (2 Thessalonians 3:10) I will vote for the candidate who most closely believes government’s purpose is to reward the good and punish the evil. (Romans 13) I will vote based as close as I can on God’s Word, (2 Timothy 3:16) knowing that whoever gets elected, God is the one who puts all men in authority. (Daniel 2:21) May God have mercy on America. I will vote.”
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copied from a friend on FB


“I got up this morning feeling anxious. Like you, I have prayed and prayed for America and for our return to God, our future as a nation. I don’t know what is going to happen but I know my God and I rest in His Sovereignty! The tightness, the angst is gone. Peace and joy fill my heart. I’ve been in Isaiah for several days…try it – go from Isaiah 40-45 and highlight all God tells you about Himself. Look at the end of Isaiah 44 and move into 45 – where God tells about a king, Cyrus, that doesn’t even know God, a king God will put on the throne…of Media/Persia who will in about 150 years become His instrument to restore Israel to the land!

Join me in worshiping, bowing before the Sovereign God who promises you Romans 8:28-33…”
-Kay Arthur
copied from another friend on FB

Praying, voting, and praying~


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  1. Hey my dear…I couldn’t agree with you more. We’ve been in a great state of prayer…and seeking HIS face as we reach this pivital election.

    MN is in the throws of major decisions as we are voting on a marriage amendment. This very issue is causing a lot of hostal work environments….and those standing on the side of the Lord facing much persecution! So thankful..that our heavenly father…is in touch with the very things we face and feel.

    Praying, that today..(and everyday) TRUE Christians…stand up….and vote…God’s word. I love this quote…..”as Christians…we either need to change our conduct…or change our names.”