My answer to that question was quick and precise, “No ma’am, I don’t pray for any candidate to get elected. I pray for God’s will to be done in the election” I also don’t talk politics, I don’t watch the news, and I only listen to music or sports talk on the radio.
My reason behind this lies in Romans 13, and the fact that to many churches have become politicized no matter what direction you lean.
God is the one who gives authority, not me nor you, but God. I vote, I read, and I make a prayerful decision when I am casting my ballot. But I do not listen to the hype either side or their talking-heads put out.
I pray for whoever is in public office. From the mayor to the president, I pray because we are told to. I pray that we can get the money out of politics so we can have men and women who govern because they are respected for their thoughtfulness not their ability to raise money or talk in circles. (I also think the same about radio and TV pastors who hock their newest book at every opportune moment, but that is a different post.)
Think about it from this perspective. Neither Jesus nor Paul had any say in the government around them, and neither one ever complained about it. They shared the kingdom of God with whoever would listen, and moved on from people who wouldn’t. How about the next time you are challenged by someone you don’t agree with instead of making an enemy in Christs name, make a friend and share a burger. Learn to listen and love not make enemies for Jesus.
What do you think? We have been told over the past 30 years that we as Christian should be involved in politics very deeply. This has divided the body of Christ, and drove people away from the real issues of spreading the gospel and caring for the poor. I’m a big boy, if you think I’m wrong tell me and I will examine your argument. The fact that I am stupid, is not an argument.