Again, reading from the book titled “Answering God”  – The Psalms As Tools For Prayer – by Eugene H. Peterson, I came upon this paragraph.

“A lot of people reject the word of God; they not only reject it, they turn their rejection into a world power. These people command most of the armies of the world, direct the advances of science, run school systems, preside over governments, and rule in the marketplaces. If these people are in active conspiracy against the rule of God, what difference can prayer make?”

Jesus told us in His teachings that we should pray for our leaders.  We should pray for them that God will direct them in decisions for our country and for our families, and that the policies and procedures that they put into place will be policies that will be in accordance with God’s will.  As we pray, we should also make a personal commitment that we will learn everything that we can learn about our politicians who are running for office, and vote for those that we feel best exemplify the morality and doctrines that are represented in God’s word.  We also need to be willing to write to our government representatives and leaders about issues that we know need to be changed, and become active wherever and whenever we can in implementing these changes.

The US election is currently a big issue in the news, and even though I personally cannot vote to influence the results, I can pray that God will direct the leaders and guide the representatives who do get elected to the positions in power.

Prayer does make a difference!  Don’t forget to pray for our government leaders, our church leaders and our educational institution leaders.  Pray that God will make our countries better for our children and grandchildren, and all those who follow after us.