From PrayerServ, November 2014
Midterm elections are quickly coming upon us. On Tuesday, November 4, voters will gather at polls across the U.S. Many contests are underway for county, state, and federal government positions. A number of ballot issues will also be addressed on election day. Please plan to exercise your right to vote.
Take time to review both the issues at stake and the candidates to be voted upon. Then prayerfully seek God's direction as you prepare to vote. Your involvement is vitally important.
The National Day of Prayer Task Force recently cited the following quote by Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States: "If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government." The Task Force further notes that of the 52 million voter-eligible Christians in America, 10 million are not registered to vote for the elections, and over 20 million who were registered, did not vote in the previous election cycle. Pray that there will be strong participation among believers on November 4.
Here are some prayer points to consider as we approach Election Day:
While prayer is vitally important in the election process, exercising the right to vote is putting boots on the ground and doing our part as citizens and followers of Jesus Christ.