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I was not present this past Saturday afternoon when answered prayer was celebrated in the White House. However, because of live television, I watched Pastor Andrew Brunson, in the presence of the President of the United States, openly and unashamedly proclaim that his freedom from Turkish imprisonment of two years is the result of answered prayer. Members of the cabinet, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives celebrated the power of answered prayer before the world via television.
This open celebration resulted in Pastor Brunson and his wife both praying for President Donald Trump before the entire world. The power of Jesus Christ was lifted up, the name of Jesus was proclaimed, and expressions of Christ and His message were proclaimed across the world from America.
Dear Friends, let’s not shy away from this moment, but celebrate it. Let’s see this great moment as a major victory for international religious freedom and as a moment to bring our nation together. This is not about political parties in this moment of history, but the people of the world being able to worship God without the threat of abuse or persecution.
However, we cannot ignore this reality: We are in this moment because President Trump and his administration have stood strong for religious freedom internationally. Their words have made great advances to specific actions that reaped results for the benefit of the world. For this, I am grateful.
From 1,183 miles away from the White House in Washington, DC, sitting in our home in Springdale, Arkansas, we celebrated this great moment for religious freedom. We believe God answers prayer.
When God answers prayer, we celebrate. I celebrate personally as a Christian. As a pastor of a local church, I celebrate with my Cross Church family publicly. And as the President of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, I celebrate nationally and internationally with all Christians across the entire world.
Therefore, we say to the pastor we have never had the pleasure to meet but have regularly prayed for both privately and publicly…
Welcome home, Pastor Brunson.
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As we approach our nation’s midterm elections, Christians must not only prepare to vote, but pray for the elections, candidates, and the church during this time. I believe my friend Dave Butts has written a wonderful guide for us, currently available in Prayer Connect Magazine. Begin reading below, or go here to see the entire article.
Now is the Time to Pray,
Ronnie W. Floyd
Invite God into the Process
An Election Prayer Guide
By David Butts
Is positive change truly possible in our nation today?
In every election cycle, American Christians have amazing opportunities sandwiched between grave dangers. We are privileged to be a part of a nation of people who have the responsibility to choose their own leaders. For those believing that godly leaders are a source of blessing to a nation, elections provide us with great opportunity. However, when we begin to put our hope in leaders rather than in the Lord, we open ourselves to grave danger.
God’s Word is very clear about having an undivided heart, trusting only in the Lord. King David, the mighty warrior, says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God” (Ps. 20:7). Awareness of this verse can create a tension in the thinking Christian. Some have overreacted and rejected the political process completely. Such people will be less motivated to pray over the elections.
A balanced and biblical approach, however, allows us to fully participate in the electoral process without falling into improperly placed trust.