A SEASON OF PRAYER FOR THE FEDERAL ELECTIONS – WEEK 5

Day 1 – Monday 13 May
Pray for the Candidates.  Pray that all candidates standing for election will come to know the fear of the LORD.  Pray that those elected will walk in wisdom throughout the period of the next Parliament.  Pray for their families and their staffers.  Pray that those elected would be energized and invigorated by the desire to serve the people of Australia.
Scriptures:  Proverbs 9:10 and Ecclesiastes 12:13

Day 2 – Tuesday 14 May
Pray for the Voters.  Pray that voters will know and correctly discern the true character of each candidate for whom they are being asked to vote.  Pray that they will choose wisely, each one being led by the Spirit of God.  Pray that voters will have clarity, discernment and wisdom when they go to the polls on Saturday.
Scriptures:  Ecclesiastes 12:14

Day 3 – Wednesday 15 May
Pray for the Media.  In these final days leading up to the election, intercede that each member of the print and broadcast media will report the policies of each party in truth, avoiding personal bias in their comments.  Pray that God will make Himself real and personal in their lives.  Pray that any editorial comment will be fair and represent truth and not be influenced by political motives.
Scriptures:  Isaiah 50:5 Luke 19:10 Luke 12:2

Day 4 – Thursday 16 May
Pray for an Open Heaven on Election Day.  Pray that people will have clarity of thought and intent as they cast their ballots.  Pray that confusion will be bound in the minds of voters and that they will not be influenced by lies, deception, dishonesty nor distortion.  Pray that truth, honesty, integrity and ethical behaviour will abound in the final days of the election campaign.
Scriptures:  Matthew 18:18 Romans 12:2, 1 Cor 2:16 Hebrews 4:12

Day 5 – Friday 17 May
Pray for the Elected and Defeated.  Pray that those elected tomorrow will accept their endorsement by the people with humility.  Pray that they will be granted wisdom by God to perform their duties in the best interest of all Australians.  Pray that those who lose will accept the verdict of the people with grace.  Pray they will quickly find alternative employment as well as other opportunities to serve through other forms of community service.
Scriptures:  Ephesians 1:17 James 4:6 2 Peter 1:2

Day 6 – Saturday 18 May
Today is Election Day.  Let us pray that as the votes are counted tonight and in subsequence days, that no ballots will be lost, that there will be no errors made in the counting and that adjudication on votes that are challenged by scrutineers will be fair and consistent in application.  Pray that God’s perfect will be done in the outcome of this election.

Thank you for taking part in this season of prayer for our Nation.

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