Elected Officials Are Impacted by Our Prayers
Have you wondered if your voice has been heard?
Recently, I reached into the mailbox and pulled out a heavy package. To my surprise, it was from the State of Tennessee. I opened it and read the letter inside. I was shocked. My voice had been heard!
The letter was from Tre Hargett, Secretary of State for Tennessee.
Thank you for your recent email regarding ensuring the integrity of elections in Tennessee. In my reply to you, I outlined many of the ways that our office works to make sure our great state is one where it is easy to vote and hard to cheat. . . .
I am especially grateful for your prayers. They are the greatest gift given to any elected official, and I am humbled you would take the time to lift me up to Him.
Along with the letter, Mr. Hargett had enclosed a book, The Tennessee Blue Book for 2021-2022.
Oh, my goodness! My heart was overwhelmed with thankfulness by the letter, the gift enclosed, but mostly because this man, a leader in our state, acknowledged those who were praying for him. He understood that the greatest gift we can give any elected official is, indeed, prayer.
The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. (Jas 5:16 AMP) Our prayers are working. Our voices are being heard. We are gaining momentum and we cannot stop now.
The book is packed full of information about the leaders and departments of Tennessee. With over 900 pages, it gives me detailed guidance in praying more effectively and accurately.
This, however, didn’t happen without action on my part. Thanks to IFA, I have contacted my governor and state leaders many times. Each time I receive a call to action from IFA I respond. Time and again, I send letters and emails.
As I held the Tennessee Blue Book in my hand it stirred a question: What are we willing to do to make an impact in our state? Are we willing to send emails to the state governing officials? Are we willing to take time to pray and fast for our state? If we want to see change in our state, it will take some sacrifice and action on our part. Mainly the sacrifice of our time. Are we willing to do that? I believe we are.
Please send a message to your elected officials. Visit the IFA Action Center. It’s easy to send a message!
Today, I want to encourage those of you who have been praying and seeking the Lord on behalf of our states and our nation. God is hearing our prayers. The leaders of this nation are hearing our prayers. Many of them covet our prayers. It is, after all, the very best gift we can give an elected government leader. May we keep up the good work. May we continue to pray over our leaders. May we continue to see real change, and may we reap the benefits of one nation under God once again as we all take action.
Have you heard from your elected officials? Share your story in the comments.
Author Kim Potter is a writer and the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged or disappointed by the circumstances of life, imparting hope. To receive her daily inspirational writings, go to www.anewthingministries.com. Photo Credit: Ben White on Unsplash.
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