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if my people

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14

Election season stresses me out. I hate all the mud-slinging and campaigning. I hate how it turns otherwise delightfully sound-minded people into raving lunatics. I had to stop following a dear friend on Twitter because he ONLY tweets negative reports (and hateful things too) about the candidate he’s not voting for. Why can’t we all just get along???

A few weeks ago at church, Max (Lucado) asked the church to join with him in 40 days of prayer for the USA. I strongly encourage you to click on that link because Max is far more eloquent about the subject than I am. There’s also a place for you to sign the pledge to pray for America for the 40 days leading up to the election. When you sign the pledge, you are agreeing to pray for the USA – not for your candidate of choice to win.

U – Unite us

S – Strengthen us

A – Appoint and anoint our next president.

God will use whoever is elected for HIS purposes – trust in Him that whoever our next president may be, he is exactly the man God has in mind for the job, even if it surpasses all our understanding.

I woke up with this anthem stuck in my head and it occurred to me that what’s wrong with this country has nothing to do with whoever is in office, but with the fact that the People have turned away. God said “if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins, and heal their land.” It seems to me that our path is clear.