United Prayer, Divided Nation

c41eb29724732ba0c3c1413643205e33I’m pretty sure God’s sovereignty holds far more sway than any Democrat or Republican who will win any public office on election day. Yesterday morning, during our worship service we brought together two congregations: The Church of the Nazarene (who owns the building our church worships in) and Faith Community Church. We came together at the end of our worship service to do what God’s word teaches us to do: pray for our leaders.

I know there were people in that worship center who are going to vote for Donald Trump as president for reasons that are an act of their conscience and concerns. I also know there were people in that worship center who are going to vote for Hillary Clinton for president also for reasons that are an act of their conscience and concerns. But instead of focusing on, and splintering into discord, over the different reasons that led us to different votes, we focused on where we agreed. We all agreed that we need God to lead our nation, and that our leaders need wisdom provided by God. So we all prayed together in harmony as a reminder that God will still be sovereign, no matter the results, and prayed that God would guide all who will hold elected office.

Our time of prayer yesterday morning was a little picture of hope. As God’s people prayed, it served to remind all of us of what can, and should, still happen in our deeply divided country.

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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