Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for being bigger than I could ever imagine. It’s so easy to trick myself into believing that I know what’s best, but in Your presence, I am quickly reminded that my worldview is so small next to Yours. No amount of research could give me the knowledge that You have, seamlessly overlapping millions of our lives and stories at just the right moment in perfect ways we may never understand. And what a relief that is, because from my eyes, the future of our nation is pretty shaky!
Things are strained around here, God. Tensions are high, emotions are strong, and fear and hatred are everywhere I look. My heart breaks when I see neighbor turning against neighbor and differing opinions severing friendships. We are turning political issues into personal daggers and forgetting there are stories and hearts behind each and every one of them.
There is a time for everything – a time to petition, a time to campaign, and a time to vote. And today it is election day. Today, I praise You for the right to vote and the numerous other freedoms we have in this country. I pray for courage to stand up for what’s right, wisdom to follow Your guidance, and humility for the American people and our elected leaders. Let us all have hearts of service and compassion, and get take away envy and any selfish ambition. I pray that You surround our new leaders with godly advisors to help direct their steps.
The new president will be chosen today and there will inevitably be a surge of anger, fear, and hopelessness in response to whatever decision is made. Let Your hope shine in the midst of our discouragement. This is the day that You have made and I will rejoice and be glad in it! Because my trust is not in the seen but in the unseen. My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ righteousness. Help us refocus on the powerful guiding words encouraging us to be “one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
You are bigger than I can imagine and stronger than I can fathom. Thank You for Your goodness, Your faithfulness, Your grace, and Your mercy. We love You, Father.