7 11 2012

By the time you read this, we will know. Yesterday was Election Day. We took our turns walking into the voting booth and exercising our right to choose our leaders. At the time I am writing this, we still don’t know the name of the man who will serve as our president for the next four years. Yet, even now, we can invest in his future. As the news changes today from election coverage to anticipating what the next four years will bring, we can take our new president before the throne of God and begin the greatest work we can do for him – pray.

Here are ten things for which our president needs you to be praying.

1. Pray for his eyes – that they may be open to the will and purpose of God.

2. Pray for his heart – that he will be a man who openly exercises integrity and lives with honor.

3. Pray for his hands – that the work he does for our nation will bring God glory.

4. Pray for his mind – that he will be a man of wisdom, discernment, and Christ-infused focus.

5. Pray for his knees – that he will soak every decision in prayer.

6. Pray for his mouth – that the words he speaks will be words of truth, courage, righteousness, and love.

7. Pray for his soul – that he will be a man who is lives surrendered to the cross of Christ.

8. Pray for his ears – that he will listen for the voice of God and hear His wisdom.

9. Pray for his shoulders – that he will be able to carry the heavy burden of leadership with resolve, dignity, and strength.

10. Pray for his feet – that he will walk in the way of the Lord and follow in the steps of Jesus.

My Jesus Resolution today is to pray. I am going to commit myself to regularly, persistently, lovingly, hopefully, fervently praying for our president. I can’t stand in the Oval Office, but the One we serve is already there willing to work, move, bless, and guide our nation. I am also going to look in the mirror and pray for my own heart. A blessed nation starts with citizens determined to live out the character of Christ in the hometowns, neighborhoods, workplaces, and streets of this great land. The direction of tomorrow begins with where I am willing to walk and kneel today.



2 responses

9 11 2012
Lawana Perrault

This says it all, it’s the bottom line. I don’t like the way the election turned out, and am very concerned. However, I trust in the Lord and I think Casandra is right, we must follow His Word and pray for our leaders, even if their beliefs are contrary to ours. We can rejoice because we are children of God!

16 11 2012
Zanessa Dodd

Hey Cassandra! My mother, Dena Dodd, from Melrose sent me your reflection on election day! I am currently in Mazatlan in discipleship training school as a missionary and I just wanted to thank you for your heart! The Lord has been speaking to me through 1 Tim 2:1-5 this week and what He put on my heart to pray was summarized in your sweet prayer! Thank you! I also wanted to thank you for being an inspiration to me through your books and for the women’s day you spoke at when you were with us in Melrose. I am teaching a women’s bible study here and have started writing my first devotional book. I know I wrote you after you came, but I wanted to thank you again because you truly impacted me to begin walking in my own dreams in God. I hope to speak to younger women and to different churches and places when I return to the states and share with them what God has been teaching me here and in my life! Peace and Blessings!

Zanessa Dodd

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