I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. – 1 Timothy 2:1-2

I have voted. Have you?

Sometimes we can get caught up in the politics of the moment – the he did this and she said this – I don’t like this Party because…that Party stands for… that we spend a great deal of time arguing, debating, turning red in the face, posting, deleting, unfriending…you get the picture. 

The reality is I am given the amazing privilege to vote – to cast one vote – for the person I believe I am most closely aligned in character, values, and views. You get one vote as well for all the same reasons. We are equal – one vote to one vote. All the stomping and chanting and whatever else doesn’t change the fact my opinion = your opinion, whether they are the same or different. 

The important steps to voting begin with prayer. Pray for those in authority; for those who are running; and for those who are voting. We are called to pray for “peaceful and quiet” lives. That is what God wants for us. 

There are times I have no clue what to pray about for those in authority; but, I pray for them anyway. Under the Hand of God, we are good. Don’t ever forget that. No matter who wins tomorrow – we are better than good – because we have the blessings of God on, in, through, and working for us. 

Please exercise the privilege you have received to vote. Then, let God do the rest. Whatever the outcome, you have done your part. 

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