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Less Words, More Prayer - Psalm 72

November 29, 2016

Our country is in a season of disunity.  After the election we just had, we have those who are sure that President-elect Donald Trump somehow rigged the system so he could win.  Others are convinced that he will be the destruction of our great land.

 

Others however are pleased that Trump won.  To them, the thought of Mrs. Clinton being president is a scary thought indeed.  They are convinced she lost fair: the people simply spoke.  To them, if she were president, she would be the end of our great nation.

 

While both sides argue the same statements simply using the opposite name, there is one key factor that we have forgotten: Prayer.

 

As Christians, we are called to pray for our leaders.  Psalm 72 is a glaring reminder of this truth.  The author starts off, “God, give Your justice to the king and Your righteousness to the king’s son.”  He then goes on to say why he is praying for the king.  “He will judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted ones with justice.”

 

Have you stopped complaining, or celebrating, long enough to pray for our leaders?  Your voice may never get to their ears, so your many words may do no good.  But your prayers never fall on def ears.  God hears every word and acts according to His good will.

 

“First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.  This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:1-3 HCSB)

 

If you are tired of the comments, pray.

 

If you are tired of the bickering, pray.

 

If you are tired of the put downs, pray.

 

If you are tired of the way things are in our country, pray.

 

If you are part of the voices talking nonsense, pray for forgiveness and then pray for your leaders.

 

After all, they will be judging people and taking care of the afflicted.  So pray for them.  This is good, and it pleases God our Father.

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