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A Christian’s Guide to Surviving an Election Year

As Christians, we are called to be a light in the world, reflecting Christ’s love and truth in every area of our lives. As 2024 continues to unfold, how we as believers engage during an election year is crucial to the future of our country and future generations. The political landscape can often be divisive and tumultuous, but as followers of Christ, we have the opportunity to approach it with a spirit of prayer, discernment, and action that honors God and loves our neighbors. Here are some compelling ways we can pray and act thoughtfully during an election year.

A Christian’s Guide to Surviving an Election Year

Praying with Purpose

1. Pray for Wisdom and Discernment James 1:5 reminds us, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” Pray for wisdom and discernment for yourself and others as you navigate the complexities of political decisions. Seek God’s guidance in understanding the issues, the candidates, and the impact of your vote.

2. Pray for Leaders and Authorities 1 Timothy 2:1-2 urges us to pray for all people, especially those in authority. Pray for current leaders, that they would govern with integrity, justice, and compassion. Pray for the candidates running for office, that they would seek wisdom and lead with humility. Ask God to raise up leaders who will honor Him and promote the common good.

3. Pray for Unity and Peace John 17:21 records Jesus’ prayer for unity among His followers: “That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” In a time of division, pray for unity within the body of Christ. Pray that Christians would exemplify peace and reconciliation, showing the world a different way of engaging in politics that is marked by love and respect.

Acting Thoughtfully and Compassionately

1. Engage with Humility and Respect Philippians 2:3-4 calls us to “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Engage in political discussions with humility and respect. Listen to others, even if they have different perspectives. Avoid harsh words and seek to understand before being understood.

2. Be Informed and Thoughtful Voters Proverbs 18:15 says, “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.” Take the time to research and understand the policies and platforms of the candidates. Consider how their positions align with biblical principles of justice, compassion, and stewardship. Be thoughtful and prayerful about how you cast your vote, recognizing the impact it can have on your community and beyond.

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