Monday, November 7, 2011
God, Please Guide Us
you have redeemed. In Your strength you will guide
them to your Holy dwelling.” Exodus 15:13 (NIV)
Tomorrow, cities in our state go to the polls and choose who we want to lead us through the office of Mayor and the City Council. As I see it, the job of Mayor can be a highly stressful and intimidating one. While we should be thankful for living in a land where we have the privilege to have a say in this process, we need to remember that our leaders need God’s guidance while they serve us.
In four states, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia, the voters will cast ballots for their choice of state legislators. In Ohio, they will vote on three state, six county and at least six Cincinnati City issues.
Please, Father, guide us as we go through our days. Tomorrow is Election Day, a day set aside for the citizens of our nation to chose who will represent us, make our laws, and keep us safe from crime.
We have heard from all those seeking office about their qualifications and why they will do a good job in the office they wish to hold. We also had to listen to several of them bring up their opponent’s past voting record and their pursuits while not in the public forum.
I ask you to guide us, your children, as we chose those who will lead us at each through these economically difficult times.
We love You, Lord. We want what You want for each of us and for our land.
In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.