Tonight, there are two men that are on the eve of one of the biggest days of the lives. One Republican. One Democrat. One has been here before. One has not.
Both are just Men. Men with families. Men with wives. Wives who have had to read things in papers and online about how their husbands are horrible people and shouldn’t be president. Men who’s children look up to them. Children who have had to see their hero-of-a-father torn apart in commercials on T.V.
You see today they are just two men. Tomorrow they will still be two men. So here’s what I propose. Tonight we pray for these two men. That they would experience the love of a God who loves them with so much more than they will ever fully understand. A God who doesn’t care about party lines but cares about their soul. Tonight let’s pray for their wives and children. That they would find peace as this character war, that we call campaigning, takes place. Let’s pray for their running mates. Pray for the man you will vote for, and pray for the one you aren’t. Pray.
Tomorrow, vote. Go to the polls and vote your values. Vote for the man who you feel will represent the God-given convictions. Vote.
Then after you vote. Pray.
Because you see, while tomorrow the votes are counted and a winner is announced. Both men will need our prayers. One will win. One will not. One will be President. One will not. Despite these things…they will both still just be men. Men with wives and children. Men that regardless of if they are leading the United States of America, they are still the leaders of their home. I don’t know any man who wouldn’t want extra prayers for God’s anointing on them as they lead their homes.
So tonight, tomorrow and the day after… Let’s Vote. Pray. Vote. And maybe people will remember the Church, us Christians, not for fighting for one party or another. Not for arguing with one another about who we should vote for. But maybe, just maybe we will be remembered for the fact that despite differences we could join together and pray for both of these men…it’s better that way.