Now is the Time to Pray for Our Nation!

 

Now is the Time to Pray for Our Nation!

Now is the Time to Pray for Our Nation!

 

Before this election there were posts and memes and tweets everywhere saying, “No matter who is president, Jesus is King.” And no matter which side of the election battle you were on or whether you went into the voting booth wishing you didn’t have to vote for anyone … that meme is still true!

 

Jesus is the King!

 

And … no matter what His reasons, He has allowed the results of this election. For some … this is a miraculous victory and it is, based on the polling data and so many other predictions.

Others are wondering why … “Why would God allow a man as flawed as Donald Trump to become our president?” I’d like to offer some thoughts.

As I have read through the Old Testament this year, in particular the history of the nation of Israel and her kings, I was struck by God’s mercy even with the most godless of kings. When they showed any sign of movement toward Him, He often held back His judgment.

Our nation has been on a downward spiral away from God, away from morality, and in some cases, away from reason and common sense. Many of us would despair if we didn’t understand and believe in the sovereignty of God.

This morning I’m acutely aware that God has raised up a flawed and improbable man to be our next president.

 

It is God alone who judges; he decides who will rise and who will fall (Ps. 75.7).

 

Could He be holding back judgment on our nation? And if so, why? Could it be for nothing more than Mr. Trump’s willingness to take a stand for the rights of the unborn? Or could it be because God sees something many of us don’t? Remember God took a murderer and persecutor of the church by the name of Saul, saved him, changed him and allowed him to become the Apostle Paul. And many of us could look at our own lives and say … if not for God’s grace …

To be sure God has placed around Mr. Trump a number of godly men, not the least of which is the Vice-President Elect.

I don’t have a crystal ball. I don’t know if Mr. Trump will keep his promises. I don’t know if he believes what he has said. I don’t know the future, but I do know this …

 

Now is the Time to Pray for Our Nation!

 

Pray that God will take this flawed, imperfect man and use him for His glory. Pray that godliness, reason, humility, love, mercy and a fear of God will return to our nation. Pray that we His people will stand up for righteousness and that others will see Christ is us. Pray for revival in our land. Pray for His kingdom come and His will be done. Pray that God will do what only He can do.

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land (2 Chron. 7.14).

Blessings,
Donna

 

Now is the Time to Pray for Our Nation! - Pray that God will take this flawed, imperfect man and use him for His glory. Pray that godliness, reason, humility, love, mercy and a fear of God will return to our nation. Pray that we His people will stand up for righteousness and that others will see Christ is us. Pray for revival in our land. Pray for His kingdom come and His will be done. Pray that God will do what only He can do.


 

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12 thoughts on “Now is the Time to Pray for Our Nation!

  1. I will say this…for months, no, years, I have pleaded with God to have mercy upon us and to NOT allow the evil downward spiral to continue. A very good source that I respect has publicly stated that Donald Trump prayed for salvation several months back. A man who surrounds himself with the likes of Mike Pence, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, and many others with like mind and who travels with 5 clergymen is a man I respect and trust. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God, and there isn’t one person among us who would have a right to throw the first stone and who wouldn’t cringe if some of the things we have privately said were aired out for the whole world to hear. A sense of spiritual anguish has settled down upon me for months concerning this election, and the other night God gave me a vision during a time of intense intercessory prayer that was extremely sobering to me. I know, without a doubt, that He has raised Donald Trump up, at this point in time when we deserve so much of His wrath, to pull us back from the precipice we were just about to be completely pushed over. There is much rejoicing in our home today….we cannot thank God enough, and now, as you said, we need to pray earnestly and fervently every, single day for our new president and vice president and hold them up before the throne for God’s guidance and continual protection. Have a blessed day, my friend!

    • You are so right, Cheryl, none of us is in any position to throw stones. I pray that God has our attention, as believers, and that we truly will pray and seek His will, His wisdom, His mercy, and His protection for our leaders and our nation. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Blessings!

  2. Hi Donna, as someone who is not American and who doesn’t live in the US, I’ve been amazed by the varying views concerning the election. I’m so glad that you’ve reminded us who’s really in control and the role that Christians have in lifting up our leaders through prayer. Thank you for sharing this godly perspective.

    • Marva, it’s so important to remember that no matter what government, administration, or leader we live under, no matter where we live, Jesus did not fall off His throne! Thanks for stopping by. Blessings!

  3. Amen. God is sovereign and he has allowed this man to become president. I, too, am encouraged by the men Trump has surrounded himself with. Now we can pray fervently for him and our country.

  4. Amen! I believe God can and will use Mr. Trump. I believe with all the Christians who have prayed against the evil the Lord has answered our prayers. Now IS the time to be praying because Satan is working against this man. Thanks, Donna for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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