The world watches the fiercely fought battle that rages between the Democratic and the Republican Presidential Nominees. The cut and thrust are verbally brutal and scandalous. The polls rating fluctuate.
People in every nation, particularly in the US, right down to the individual family are divided as to their choice of candidate for the US Presidency.
The election appears to be a close fight. The winning margin will be narrow. We may not see a clear-cut landslide victory for either party.
As the Election Day draws near, the whole world, especially the smaller nations in South East Asia watch with grave concern, fear and trepidation the outcome of this election that determines the Commander in Chief of this superpower nation.
As we watch with bated breath, let us also pray remembering those words of scripture:
“Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed … for the battle is not yours, but God’s” (II Chronicles 20:15).
The battle belongs to the Lord. And it will only be if we pray.
Our Lord, the God of all nations we join the Christians in United States to pray for their coming Presidential Election.
While the general electorate seems geared up for strong-headed than sound-minded leadership to implement change and betterment for the people, we remember the words of the Psalmist telling us: “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God” (Psalm 20:7).
Help the electorate to see beyond the chariots of strong rhetoric and the horses of status and experience.
Turn our eyes to look to You in faith and believe Your Word that says, “By You princes rule and nobles, even all the judges of the earth” (Proverbs 8:16).
We pray that the elected US President will one who will promote peace, good foreign policies, sound trade relations and establish a strong measure of stability and security in that country and countries beyond.
And therefore we pray for Your divine influence over the voters on 8 November that their choice will be wise, right and clear according to Your divine will and appointment.
May Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven for the glory of Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. In His wonderful name we pray. Amen.