Tomorrow, we vote.
Tomorrow, we vote.
Tomorrow, we join with millions around our nation and exercise our right to cast our ballot, to let our voice be counted, to make a choice.
Tomorrow, we vote for our nation’s President and Vice President, for other state and area leaders and lawmakers.
Tomorrow, we vote. But today, tomorrow, and every day after, we pray (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Tomorrow, we vote. But every day, we pray and we trust God (Psalm 62:1).
Regardless of who wins the election tomorrow, make a commitment today to pray for those individuals and to pray for our nation. This is what God expects of his people (1 Timothy 2:1–2), and this is what our nation needs.
Regardless of who wins the election tomorrow, make a commitment today to not put your hope in any person, but to put your hope in Christ Jesus alone (1 Timothy 1:1). If your preferred candidate is victorious or if your preferred candidate is defeated, either way, your ultimate hope remains the same. Our hope and our trust are in Jesus Christ who sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty (Romans 8:34), who rules and reigns (Ephesians 1:19–23), and who is coming again (Titus 2:13).
Regardless of who wins the election tomorrow, make a commitment today to continue to seek the good of your neighbor (1 Corinthians 10:24), to show others the love of Christ (Ephesians 5:1–2), and to always be ready to make a defense for the hope that is in you with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).
Regardless of who wins the election tomorrow, make a commitment today to seek the good of our country (Jeremiah 29:7), but do it recognizing that we live first for King Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:14–15), and that our true citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20).
Pray for our nation today.
Pray for the people of America to know and trust and follow the Lord Jesus Christ, that they would be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4).
Pray for the churches in America to be filled with people who do true justice, who love kindness, who walk humbly with their God (Micah 6:8).
Pray for the leaders of America to turn to the Lord, to seek His will and His guidance for the good of our nation, that we may lead peaceful and quiet lives, godly and dignified in every way, which is honoring to the Lord (2 Timothy 2:1–3).
Pray, because regardless of who wins the election tomorrow, our hope and our trust are in the Lord.
“Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you” (Psalm 33:20–22).
Tomorrow, we vote. But today, tomorrow, and every day after, we pray.
Bert Watts has served since December 2016 as the Senior Pastor at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, where he has been on staff since 2012.
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