Politics are, literally, everywhere—in the air we breathe (regulations on emissions, etc.), in the books our children study (decided by bureaucrats), in the many taxes we pay when we shop, in all the statutes and laws we have to follow, etc. And to the degree that we are affected by politics, we need to be effective in praying for our leaders. So as we give thanks for God's blessings this week, let us also trust that God is in control and so be very deliberate in making our requests for our country known.
The Bible does not promise that we will get what we ask for. Instead, it promises something much greater: quieted hearts, free from anxiousness. "And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:7) Then perhaps God will use us to move mountains we didn't even know about.
The Command to Pray
The author outlines the Biblical command to pray for our leaders. He discusses what Christ's followers should be seeking as they pray for those in authority.
Minding Our P's and C's
Olasky encourages a focus on prayer and a renewed committment to community. (Off-site link)
Marry, Cry, Rejoice, Buy
Pastor and author John Piper encourages Christians to "do" all of life as if we weren't doing it. How can this be?