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Monday, November 5, 2012

Do You Have the Courage to Vote?

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6 (ESV)

"Are you going to vote?" - so the question goes.

"I don’t know. I don’t know who to vote for," is often the answer.

Why on earth does an educated person not know if they are going to vote? Why would they not know for whom they will vote? The answer may be, they do not have the courage to think for themselves.

I have posted twice in the last few days on How Should I Vote and For Whom Should I Vote . I re-posted them to These two articles were intended to help the reader make a decision about what they will do tomorrow, on Election Day. (The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 12:15)

Talking heads continue to say, "This may be the most important election of your life time."

Perhaps the result of such a statement may be that many people do not vote for fear they will make a mistake. They don’t want to take the responsibility. Have we as a people, in the freest nation ever conceived, been reduced to sniveling children who need others to take care of them? I say, "No!"

Can one make a voting mistake? Perhaps, if you were King and there was only one vote cast. But we are part of a vast group of voters. We vote one way and our friend votes another. That is the fair process. If we are all in prayer tomorrow that God will bless our country and restore our attitude to that of a people of freedom, he will make right whatever the election outcome turns out to be. Let us pray:

"Father God, we claim your blessings for our country. Some have said we are no longer a Christian country but we are a praying, Christian people and we will no longer be silent to those who have tried to exterminate the Holy Spirit from our American Home. Tomorrow is our Election Day. Some have said it may be the most important of our lifetime but we know that all elections are important. If we had treated each election with the same urgency, we may have made each ballot box a Holy Ground. We pray for your wisdom, your guidance, and your blessing. Every outcome that has you at its center will be a blessing if we look for you there. Give us the courage to roll up our sleeves and do the work you give us, regardless of the election results. Ease our worries and anxiety and strengthen us with your peace. Our country needs us all. In the name of Jesus Christ your son we pray. Amen"

Copyright 2012 Doris Gaines Rapp

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