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Suggested Scriptural references ...

Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart. Proverbs 11:11

I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds  Hebrews 10:16b

Like a trampled spring and a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.  Proverbs 25:26 

We will no longer be immature like children.  We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching.  We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.  Ephesians 4:14 

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting  James 1:5-6a

Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.  Romans 13:7

Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."  Mark 12:17


Suggested prayers ...

Teach us, Lord, to value our role as citizens.  Awaken in the electorate a desire to know the true principles upon which this country was built, and draw us to Your vision for the restoration of our beloved country. 

Let us never take for granted the free land You have given us.  Please show us, Lord, how to do our part to secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and those to come.  

We ask for leaders and a citizenry who truly understand our accountability before You for every vote we cast, or do not cast.  Help us to wisely evaluate every candidate and policy against your Word.  We ask for the wisdom to vote as You would have us vote.

We ask You to grant our citizens the wisdom to discern truth from spin and deception.  Give us radar to know when a candidate or policy is counterfeit to the true founding principles and Constitutional roots of this land, borne out of faith in You and Your word.   

Move our leaders and our citizens to rightly divide the responsibilities of government vs. the responsibilities of citizens as defined by You.  

God Almighty, we plead with you to guide, guard, convict and correct all candidates, campaigns, consultants, political operatives and staff members.  We ask You to draw them to integrity before the citizens of this country.  Give them the will to honestly place their values and visions before us, free of manipulation and deception.  We ask You to expose and defeat those who lie. 

We pray, Lord, against the voter fraud that has so crippled our confidence in the electoral process.  We ask You to expose and bring to justice those who would undermine free and fair elections.  Please help us to restore integrity to the election process in America. Rid our system of corruption, we pray.

O Lord, give me the wisdom and the courage to confidently and winsomely take a stand for Your Truth with my fellow citizens.  Use my voice, Lord, I pray.

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“Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature...If the next centennial does not find us a great nation...it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”   

President James Garfield – July 4, 1876



 
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