A Ministry of Pray the Vote 2022 (Learn more)

“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 21:22

  • November 8th – Question

    Who inspired the “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” phrase that Thomas Jefferson included in the Declaration of Independence? 

    A. Martin Luther
    B. Benjamin Franklin
    C. Marquis de LaFayette
    D. John Locke
    E. Jacob Duche

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    Answer: D – John Locke, an English philosopher, wrote that phrase in his Two Treatises on Government, which Jefferson probably read while a student of Dr. William Small of Scotland who was teaching at the College of William and Mary. 

  • November 8 – Thank You

    Endowed by Our Creator

    It is Election Day in America. For the past 100 days, as part of Pray The Vote, we have offered you Pray 7: 7 minutes a day, 7 days a week, 7 prayer topics. The goal has been two-fold: To encourage you in your prayer life by giving you content that will inform your prayers and to reinforce the need within the issues of our time for Christians to vote. 

    Billy Graham defined America’s problem, saying, “Bad politicians are elected by good people who don’t vote.” 

    According to The Western Journal, about 40 million Christians do not take the issues in American society seriously enough to vote, and 15 million of them are not even registered. Non-voting Christians were a huge percentage of the 77 million eligible non-voters in 2020. Imagine if just half had voted! 

    An article by The Gospel Coalition written by Joe Carter, writer, editor, and associate pastor at McLean Bible Church in Arlington, Virginia, suggests, “In America, Christianity and civic religion frequently mixes into a peculiar syncretism where alliance to God and Country becomes intertwined in ways that are harmful to our faith. A prime example is the issue of voting.“ 

    The author continues, “Christians are obligated to fulfill civic duties because they are backed by force of law. Paul said those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God (Romans 13:2). If voting in the United States were legally mandated (as it is in such countries as Argentina and Luxembourg), then American Christians would have a biblically mandated obligation to vote. But voting is not legally required, so we have no biblically mandated civic duty.” 

    The official student newspaper of Liberty University included an opinion piece in its September 21, 2020 edition, where the writer stated, “Politics are messy. It will continue to divide Americans and force them to choose a side. The good news is that Jesus is not on a side. Scripture reveals to us the expectations of a leader and what it should look like in a governing way. No candidate will even come close to a leader like Jesus, but if they are striving to be more like Jesus, then they definitely make for an exceptional candidate.“ 

    The article urged, “Immerse yourself in Scripture to get a better picture of what God wants for a leader in this election.  Pray… for candidates. Most importantly, … take this opportunity to participate in this election, which has the potential to change the world for the greater good.” 

    The website Got Questions poses, “Does God expect Christians to vote?” The answer is given, “In our day and age, there are many who want to drive the name and message of Christ completely out of the public arena. Voting is an opportunity to promote, protect, and preserve godly government. Passing up that opportunity means letting those who would denigrate the name of Christ have their way in our lives. The leaders we elect—or do nothing to remove—have great influence on our freedoms. They can choose to protect our first amendment right to religious freedom and the right to spread the gospel, or they can restrict those rights. They can lead our nation toward righteousness or toward moral disaster. As Christians, we should stand up and follow our command to fulfill our civic duties (Matthew 22:21).” 

    In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson penned these words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  

    The question you and other Christians must ask yourselves is whether or not those God-given unalienable rights are worth protecting, and whether that protection places a moral obligation upon you to vote.  

    At a minimum, you must pray. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 states, First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior.” And in all your actions, remember, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). 

    How then should we pray? 

    • For God’s purposes to be accomplished through the midterm elections.
    • For those in positions of authority at all levels of government to have their hearts turned toward the Lord.
    • For public officials who know Jesus to be strengthened in their faith and a light to their colleagues. 
    • For believers to seek God’s guidance regarding their civic duty, particularly when it comes to voting.
    • With thanksgiving to God that the United States of America is a nation where the opportunity is open to all citizens to vote for governing officials. 

    See previous Pray 7 daily featured readings.

See previous Pray 7 daily featured readings.


Today’s Audio Prayer Guide

  • Pray 7 – November 8th

    Praying for The United States

    Heavenly Father, we pray for voters all across the county, that they may experience elections that are peaceful, honest, and fair. And we pray that candidates are chosen who represent Your will. We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.


Pray the Vote 2022

We rejoice with all who have prayed with us these past few days and Pray the vote continues as we await the results of a few races.

National Prayer Event is LIVE

America is lifting up this important election in prayer. We pray over the candidates, poll workers, election officials, and that voters may seek God’s will as they cast their ballots. Filled with written and spoken prayers from across the nation, and an opportunity to add your own, join us in prayer now.


COMMIT TO PRAY 7

Existing prayer team members will automatically receive access to PRAY 7 content every day. If you are new here, sign-up for FREE to receive daily PRAY 7 messages straight to your inbox each morning and commit to joining us in prayer SEVEN minutes a day, SEVEN days a week, to pray over SEVEN critical topics for our nation, from now until the November 8th election. 


Invite friends and family to commit to Pray 7.


Share Your Prayer

Write a short prayer for today’s topic to encourage other members. Prayers will be shared here next week to match the same topic.


Member Prayers

Be encouraged by prayers from fellow faithful prayer warriors!

God you are in total control. May we all continue to pray for our country. May you comfort us and gives us peace beyond our control. Amen.

Taylor S.

Michigan

God, you are sovereign and want no man to perish. Thank you for giving us freedom to choose you. I pray for salvation for the lost in our country, especially our leaders, and for a reawakening in America and across the globe.

Suzanne G.

California

I cast my concerns for America upon you, Lord. Our freedoms and constitution are under attack. I pray that you surround our leaders in Washington, that they might seek your will. I pray for America and our leaders so that righteousness and justice can prevail In the United States of America.

John M.

New Jersey

FURTHER READING AND PRAYER TOPICS



ABOUT PRAY SEVEN

PRAY 7:  Spend just SEVEN minutes a day with us, in each of the SEVEN days a week between now and the midterm elections as we pray over SEVEN key topics that you have said concern you most this year. IT IS ALL ABOUT PRAYING for this nation, for our families and communities, our churches and our government and leaders. Together, our prayers will flood the Throne Room of Heaven. God will hear and He will answer!

Key Issues Identified by Members

In June 2022, The Presidential Prayer Team conducted a survey of its members. With more than double the response of most national surveys, this strong representation of America’s praying community identified the two most important issues facing America today as the nation’s “Moral decline and changing values” and “Religious freedom.” In fact, seven of the top twenty identified issues all relate to morality, religion, and family. Each generation, a country will see cultural and social shifts in society–but the dramatic attention to many of these issues that are at the core of who and what America was founded upon is an urgent indicator to why need to be praying today.

Over the weeks leading toward the midterm elections, Pray Seven will be covering these key issues that matter most to you, to better help guide you in prayer.

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