Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 2, 2020

One Nation Under God

“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.” I Timothy 2:1-3 (ESV)

Have to admit there are lots of people and things which I pray for, but I rarely pray for my country and our leaders.  Maybe it’s an issue of not having a personal connection with those who run our land.  Perhaps, I fail to lift them up because I’m consumed with my ever growing list.  Could it be I just don’t realize the significance and importance of interceding for those who desperately need God’s wisdom and guidance in leading our country?

2020 has unveiled continued division, distrust and injustices from many who are supposed to lead us.  Leaves us quite vulnerable don’t you think? We, the United States of America, are supposed to be one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.  Yet as we (our nation) have gradually and silently slipped further and further away from God, we’ve positioned ourselves to reap devastating consequences.  And that word indivisible – well it simply means consisting of one “whole” whose parts cannot be divided or treated individually.  A kingdom divided against itself will not stand (Mark 3:24-25). Whether we agree or not, we are one “whole” nation who can flourish if we keep God’s principles as our guiding light.

So here we land…facing another Election Day tomorrow….a critical vote.  The polls will open, people who haven’t already voted early will arrive, stand in line and cast their ballot.  Like previous years, I can walk in, vote , walk out and go about my day having done my civic duty. But if I stop there and fail to pray fervently for my nation then I truly haven’t done my part.  God’s word is very specific – we are to pray, intercede and give thanks for all people which includes those who rule our land.

The outcome of this election will not be a surprise to our God.  He is fully aware of what it will take for our nation to turn back to faith and trust in Him.  As believers, we are His ambassadors commissioned to lift all leaders up to His throne.  Let’s not let another day slip by without covering them in prayer.  Let’s lock arms and fervently flood the throne of God with prayers poured out at His feet for our country.

“Father, we are a nation truly blessed by Your goodness despite our unfaithfulness to uphold Your commands.  Break our hearts over the sin of our nation, humble us and move us from division to wholeness – one nation truly under God.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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