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

  • October 3rd – Question

    As of February 2021, what percent of all U.S. adults reported having a close relationship negatively impacted by the last presidential election? 

    A. 56 percent
    B. 41 percent
    C. 22 percent
    D. 17 percent

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    Answer: C – The Barna Group released a survey that reported twenty-two percent of Americans experienced troubles in a close relationship due to the 2020 presidential election.

  • October 3 – Our Elections: Destiny

    God’s Plan for America

    Vital Sign Religious Freedom

    Author and theologian Dr. Geoffrey Broughton, in his 2017 book Why America Still Matters to God, begins his first chapter with one of the most asked questions about the end times—Is the United States in Bible prophecy? Quoting Broughton, “I typed this question into a search engine and got about 63,800,000 results and the general consensus is ‘no.’” 

    One of the responses he found answered this way, “The United States of America is never explicitly mentioned in the Bible. In regard to the end times, the only nation the Bible seems to be concerned with, specifically, is Israel.” 

    That being the case, and some will agree and others not, if the United States has no mention, then does God care about it or have a plan for it, now or in the end times? If the Bible does not call out a nation by its name, is it safe to lump it together with all the other “non-Israel” nations of the world? 

    God discusses nations generally. “I will be exalted among the nations” (Psalm 46:10). “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). “I will gather all the nations together… I will judge them” (Joel 3:2). But, apart from Israel, “the apple of God’s eye” (Zechariah 2:8), God has not laid out specific plans for any of them…except for His desire that they should come to Him. 

    So, then, does God care about elections in the United States? God cares that His people should have strong and wise leaders. The Bible offers 61 verses regarding leadership.    

    Leaders should first be servants. “Whoever wants to be your leader must be your servant” (Matthew 20:26). Leaders must show restraint. “Wise people are patient and control themselves” (Proverbs 29:11). Leaders must be able to take advice. “A nation without wise leaders will fail. Many good advisors make a nation safe” (Proverbs 11:14). Leaders have a word of honor. “Say only ‘yes’ if you mean ‘yes,’ and say only ‘no’ if you mean ‘no.’ If you say more than that, it is from the Evil One” (Matthew 5:37). Leaders are to give and receive respect. “Obey your leaders. Be willing to do what they say. They are responsible for your spiritual welfare, so they are always watching to protect you. Obey them so that their work will give them joy, not grief. It won’t help you to make it hard for them” (Hebrews 13:17). 

    Dr. David Jeremiah says, “Though Scripture makes no mention of the United States, it seems that God has had a plan for this nation in redemptive history. Our country has not been perfect, but its blessings are undeniable. Proverbs 14:34 says, ‘Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people‘ (NLT). America’s future will depend on how closely it follows this blueprint for success.” 

    God’s plan for America is established in His plan for you, His child, spelled out clearly throughout Scripture. As for the election, be guided in the wisdom that comes from the Lord. 

    Proverbs 1:1-7 reminds you that wisdom is yours when the Lord is your guide. “To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity, to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth—Let the wise hear and increase in learning and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” 

    How then should we pray? 

    • For God’s will to be accomplished through the United States and its governing officials.
    • That the Holy Spirit would give you discernment to know the true character of the candidates seeking office. 
    • For the Lord to reveal the truth regarding the principles, leadership qualities, and agendas of the candidates to the electorate.
    • For those who are running for office to accurately represent themselves and their platforms.
    • For peace in knowing that the Lord is working out His purposes in this nation and the world.
    • For the strength to shine the light of your faith in Jesus and to share His love with those around you.

    See previous Pray 7 daily featured readings.

See previous Pray 7 daily featured readings.


Today’s Audio Prayer Guide

  • Pray 7 – October 3rd

    Praying for the States: Illinois

    Heavenly Father, we pray for voters in Illinois as they choose their representation in the upcoming election. We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Audio Prayer

  • Pray 7 – October 3rd

    Praying for the States: Illinois

    Heavenly Father, we pray for voters in Illinois as they choose their representation in the upcoming election. We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.


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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