Sunday, November 4, 2012

Candidates must be Clear About Their Convictions!--Day 38

Day 38 Sunday, November 4, 2012

prayer for Wisdom to Elect the
Best Officials

Scripture for Reflection and Preparation

1 Samuel 16:18
“18 One of the young men answered,
‘i have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play [the harp]. He is also a valiant man, a warrior, eloquent, handsome,
and the lord is with him.’”

Proverbs 16:21, 23 “21 anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning. 23 a wise heart instructs its mouth and increases learning with its speech.”

Proverbs 22:11 “11 The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips-the king is his friend.”

Candidates to Speak Clearly about Convictions

Candidates for public office must be transparent with the public about their beliefs.


• Praise God for who He is

• Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing

• Allow His Spirit to draw you near

• Listen as He speaks to you

Ask God to...

• Help people understand what candidates are planning to do if elected

• Give you insight to discern who are the most trustworthy candidates

• Cause candidates who are not trustworthy to be defeated

• Lead church leaders to hold issue education events at their churches to help people know candidates’ positions on such issues as the sanctity of human life, marriage, and religious liberty

• Help you share with others the importance of voting for people based on the issues rather than party or personal interest

• Convince candidates that His values are the best for people to live by

• Cause the media to give fair coverage to candidates who hold biblical values and positions


• Thank God for hearing you

• Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will

Copied From "Pray and ACT 40/40", The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

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