Your Voice Matters
As we approach the midterm election, it is important for Christians to pray and act, encouraging other Christians to vote for candidates who reflect godly values.
From Give Him 15. . . . We continue to pay a high price for our avoidance of and forfeiture of government. A while back, Nancy Pelosi blocked votes on bills to ban taxpayer-funded abortions dozens of times. Instead, she and her colleagues in Congress voted unanimously to eliminate the 40-year-old Hyde Amendment, which prevents taxpayer dollars from being used for “most abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs. It is credited with saving 2.4 million babies’ lives…Republican members offered several amendments that would’ve restored Hyde protection to the budget…Democrats refused to allow consideration of any pro-life amendments.” Biden also rejected the Hyde Amendment. As they say, “Elections have consequences.”
Perhaps the following will motivate Christians to pray and vote. Everett Piper, in a Washington Times article . . .
“Today’s schools are teaching your sons and daughters that a female isn’t a biological fact and that it’s perfectly healthy for a boy to pretend to be a girl, and when you object, you’re told to stand down because, after all, your children belong to the government, not you. Your children are literally ‘owned’ by Big Brother and his reeducation camps, otherwise known as your local public schools. The message you’re hearing is loud and clear: ‘These children are ours, not yours.’
“And lest you think this is just about the left’s strange fixation on sex; it’s not.
“These are the same schools that are teaching your kids to judge people by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character. These are the same teachers who claim that 2+2=4 is the product of white privilege and that the use of Socratic logic is racist. These are the smart folks who are telling your sons and daughters that our Constitution is xenophobic, America is systemically evil, and that capitalism is bad while communism is good.
“And while all of this is going on your local school board is telling you that you have no right to know about or object to anything they are teaching your progeny.”
We can change this by praying AND voting!
Columnist Sudi Kate Gliebe, the cofounder of Patriots’ Campaign Ministry, wrote for Baptist Press on September 21, “Politics is not a hobby like scrapbooking. Getting involved should not be an option. Politics, whether we like it or not, affects every area of our lives… ‘We the People’ means that all of us are responsible to preserve our republic.”
The Family Research Council said, “With most elections being decided by smaller and smaller margins, we cannot win the public debate over the critical issues of faith, family, and freedom if like-minded Americans stay home on Election Day.”
“Meeting the challenges facing the nation will require a greater level of commitment from believers than has been necessary in generations,” FRC said in explaining the importance of its get-out-the-vote effort.
1 in 3 Christians do not vote. About 25 million Christians do not vote.
MyFaithVotes.org is a wonderfully informative website through which you can find information concerning upcoming elections, articles about upcoming bills in Congress of which you need to be aware, and much more. If you follow their prompts, you will find all the information needed regarding important upcoming election dates in YOUR state, information about absentee voting, etc. They have done the work for you!
They also have extensive tools for CHURCHES, including multi-media, bulletin inserts, and much more. These tools encourage people to vote for leaders with traditional and biblical values.
This year they are running a simple, yet very impactful campaign to influence conservatives who aren’t actively participating in important elections. I’m sharing this information because some of you have asked our office how you can get involved – how you can encourage people to vote and also obtain the information needed to be more informed. This organization can aid you in that search, and you can do it from home!
My Faith Votes has the current names/addresses of thousands of registered voters who are pro-life, pro-traditional family, who either don’t vote, or are inconsistent in doing so. If you’d like to help change this, you can go to this link on their website: www.myfaithvotes.org/startwriting. They will supply a free digital packet with complete, easy-to-follow information, including a letter they have written. You will supply the printing of the letter, envelope, and stamp. They also provide a return address to use in order to maintain your privacy.
They have targeted 10 states that are critical in these midterm elections. If you live in one of these states, you can send a letter to other Christians in your state. But you can also send letters if you don’t live in those states. And, most of all, you can pray for these voters! Get started HERE.
Records show that 30% and more of those who receive these letters are motivated to vote. You will have a positive effect on 30-50% of the recipients of the letters you send. Nationally, My Faith Votes has helped generate thousands of biblically motivated votes, helping turn elections. Think about it – with a couple of hours of your time and a few dollars, you can help elect godly, righteous leaders. Please consider getting behind this!
Take action NOW. Send letters to to key states that will be instrumental in impacting the direction of our nation. Click HERE now and get started.
Pray with me:
Father, in Christ’s name, we thank You for the awakening we see beginning in the church. The sleeping giant is stirring. Cause the alarm clock to become louder and louder. Make it impossible for Christians in America to silence the alarm or override it with other activities and thoughts.
Our hearts, though breaking over many issues, are also filled with faith that You are about to change things dramatically. The conscience of a nation will be brought back to life. The heart of a complacent and passive church is being and will continue to be, awakened. Thank You for Your grace and Your mercy.
And Father, as believers awaken from complacency and lethargy, motivate them to vote. Give organizations like My Faith Votes great success and participation as they implement Your creative ideas. I ask You to lead many people to participate in their efforts. Thank You for turning this nation around. We are very grateful that You have not given up on America. And since You have not, we won’t give up on her. Your verdict has been rendered: America shall be saved! So be it. And we, Your family, will do our part to see this occur. In Christ’s name, we pray this. Amen.
We declare that we, the church, will involve ourselves in every level and facet of government, releasing the authority and blessing of God into the earth through our prayers and actions.
How are you praying for the mobilization of the church in politics? Share your thoughts and prayers below.
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