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First Friday Prayers: Midterm Elections

Lauren Sparks

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Midterm electionsMidterm elections in our country happen in just a few days.   Don’t worry, we won’t be getting political here.  And I have no advice to offer you about who to vote for.  Even if I did presume to do so, there are 55 races on just my ballot!  And for 55 races, there will be at least 155 different opinions.  We don’t have all day.  But I can’t think of a better time to pray for our government entities, offices and leaders.

The Old Testament book of Exodus tells us of Moses’ attempts to guide and govern the young nation of Israel.  He wisely chose to seek good counsel for such a big job.  Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law and a priest, told him, among other things:

“Furthermore, you shall [a]select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, [b]of hundreds, [c]of fifties, and [d]of tens.”  Exodus 18:21 NASB

Sounds like solid advise to me!  My prayer is that we would also elect men and women of this caliber to fill important positions on every level of government.

So I hope you will join me in praying for these elections.

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Lauren Sparks is a wife and mom of 2 daughters – one with special needs – and one bonus son. She lives, worships Jesus, and teaches yoga in Dallas, TX area. She is a contributing author on 3 devotional books, she shares her adventures, victories, and flub-ups from her laptop at laurensparks.net.

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