The Political Power of Prayer

November 09, 2016  •  1 Comment

Now is the time for us to pray. No matter what our political ties and affiliations, we are at the crux of a time where the body of Christ can make a difference in the community, the country and the world. Our prayers to God can bring about our Father's will here on earth as it is done in Heaven.

Let's look at the situation from a different perspective than Trump winning or Clinton losing. It was something that the world could not see nor can many understand how it happened. The expected didn't occur and something totally baffling to all the world's media sources has come to reality. So what do we, as the body Christ, do in this situation? The same thing we would have done had Clinton, Johnson, Sanders, Rubio or Cruz won. We are to be obedient to the direct word of God.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. For,

There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. (1 Timothy 2:1-6)

God has given us direct instructions that we are to pray for those in authority. That's where our faith becomes active. It was a long shot for Donald Trump to become president but that should be even more of an indication that something special can happen now. The body of Christ is in the perfect position to pray, in an effort to move God's purposes into the White House, and by so, into the nation and into the world. An upstart and sometimes abrasive man is going to take the helm of one of the most powerful positions in the world. With that seat, he can influence and change the perspective of the world. But that isn't the controlling seat... 

14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. (2 Chronicles 7:14-16)

The old saying "Where man rules, God overrules" could never be more appropriate than today. God's promise to His people was that if we humbled ourselves, prayed, & turned from our evil ways he would hear our prayers and heal our land. This promise should give all hope and all Christians inspiration that with our committed prayer, the Holy Spirit would work and move on the world's behalf to bring healing in our government, finances, economics, education, military, police forces, our children... the list goes on and on.

Think about it, just really think hard about it for a few minutes. We have a new president who's said he intends on creating change from the old ways. What better time to be on our knees than now? As he starts to look for places to make changes, he is going to have to seek advice because he has never been in this position before. The people chosen to influence the president and the words that are spoken to advise the president, they can & will change the world as we have known it. Isn't this the perfect time to seek God's will through prayer and active obedience? Look at the prayer Paul spoke to the church at Ephesus:

So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,[c] 12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom[d]and forgave our sins. (Colossians 1:9-14).

People come together not as fellow Americans but as fellow prayer warriors searching for God's agenda. With his promise of healing and restoration, we can see the will of God come to fruition on earth regardless of who's in the White House.

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