After the Elections…

Mondaelection-2016y, people from the churches in our community gathered at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church to pray together for our nation and the elections. Yesterday, Tuesday, the elections were held and with, what many viewed as, surprising results. Today, I wanted to lift up the same prayers that were prayed on Monday and ask you to continue praying them into the future.

Just like these prayers, our absolute need for the Lord and His grace remains unchanged. The call remains constant: “The time has come,” Jesus said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:15) The Apostle Paul says it this way, “I  urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.” (1 Tim. 2: 1-6)

These are the prayers that are worth repeating.

  1. That God will glorify His name in the nation after this election.
  2. That the president and president-elect will listen to council from God’s Word.
  3. That the president and president-elect will follow the Constitution.
  4. That God will protect the new president from the influence of the evil one.
  5. That God will teach the new president to know and trust the Lord.
  6. That God will influence the decisions of the new president to bring godliness, justice, and peace to the nations.
  7. That God will protect the new president and his family from any harm.
  8. That God will enable the new president to carry out his duties with humility towards God and all the people of this nation.
  9. That God will give the new president a tender heart towards those he leads and
  10. That God will give the new president courage to make choices that are pleasing to God in defense of the nation.
  11. That the pastors of this nation may be filled with the Holy Spirit to proclaim God’s truth in power and conviction.
  12. That the churches of this nation may experience a revival.
  13. That the youth of our nation will turn to God.

Remember and repeat: “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16: 34

About laurelhillumc

Laurel Hill United Methodist Church is rich in history as a church family committed to a life in Christ. We began in the heart of Varina almost 150 years ago; the church has grown through its existence as a church-hospital in the Civil War, as a circuit church, and survived a disastrous fire which destroyed the sanctuary about 50 years ago. Then, dedicated, Spirit-filled Christians worked hard together to build a new sanctuary. That hard work has continued with many new improvements including a new addition connecting the sanctuary and educational building, the installation of an elevator providing total accessibility throughout both buildings, remodeling the education building and the installation of 18 stained glass windows. Faithful clergy and laity ministering together have established a legacy of dedication and service which enables Laurel Hill to be a beacon of light in our community, in our world and to all who follow for generations to come. In response to the needs of the Varina community, Laurel Hill United Methodist Church also operates the Laurel Hill Weekday School. These programs are an active part of the life and ministry of Laurel Hill UMC. We accept the opportunity through our morning Preschool and After School child care to share our values of love, caring, cooperation and forgiveness. The Church and child care programs work together to enhance the spiritual, mental and physical growth of children in our community. Our worship services are held each Sunday with a contemporary service at 8:45am and a traditional service at 11:00am. Sunday School begins at 9:45am. Call our office (804) 795-2772 for Bible Study times and other ministry opportunities.
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