Today is Election Day. What will the outcome be? Well, thankfully, because we live in a free society, it all depends on you and me. If you have not voted yet, I encourage you to go and fulfill your Christian duty to be a good citizen and go vote. Now is not the time to buy into the lie that your vote doesn’t really matter.
There are two ways I believe God is especially calling us to intercede for our nation on this historic election day. First, we are to pray for godly leaders to be elected and for elected leaders to be godly (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Second, God is calling us to pray for a moral awakening no political leader can produce.
In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis warns of just how easily the enemy can use political engagement to confuse what are ends and what are means. Or, to use language we often employ at the Colson Center, when it comes politics, especially the high-stakes kind that defines the current climate, American Christians have a history of losing the Story in the chaos of the moment.
If you have not yet voted, please vote tomorrow for candidates whose character and policies most align with biblical values. Pray for outcomes that most advance the common good for every American from conception to natural death.
But do not believe for a moment that the winners of the election will do what only the Lord can do.