Psalm 33:18 “Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy”
A massive responsibility of Christian citizenship lies before us this week. Tuesday, we have the opportunity to vote. While the election should have already been bathed in prayer for weeks by those who make their citizenship a priority, the act of voting with Bible-based values as the primary consideration is a singular event that puts our faithfulness into practice in a way that can be tallied. May those tallies tip the scales in favor of Christ in this land.
Peter Marshall prayed the following in the 1940s:
“LORD Jesus, we ask Thee to guide the people of this nation as they exercise their dearly bought privilege of franchise. May it neither be ignored unthinkingly nor undertaken lightly. As citizens all over this land go to the ballot boxes, give them a sense of high privilege and joyous responsibility.”
In 2014, may Christians not ignore our right to vote. May we not undertake this duty of citizenship lightly. May we sense that this is an act of high privilege. May we embrace this joyous responsibility. May we vote with a firm fear of the Lord. May we continuously hope in His mercy. May we beg that His eye once again be upon this land.
PLEASE PRAYERFULLY VOTE. Christians must exercise this privilege of franchise as an outpouring of our faithfulness to the Lord as we hope in His mercy.