After the Election: Prayer & Love

It is good to be studying God’s word during this season (and always).

I am reminded that the problems we face as a nation are not new. We are sinful people seeking our own ends and solutions. The apostle Paul had his moment of awakening. The Jewish law could not save him or the people of Israel. Paul and all people need the salvation offered by Jesus.

Our nation needs Jesus. We need to bring the message of the gospel to people that we interact with. Paul gave good advice to his student, Titus, during tumultuous times in the Roman Empire. Titus was a leader for new believers.

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray and slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace, we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.          Titus 3:1-8 ESV

The election is over. We don’t know what the Trump presidency will bring. We can pray for this man and his administration. We can choose to demonstrate love and kindness to every person we encounter.

Today has been a beautiful fall day. As I walked through our neighborhood I have enjoyed seeing these signs around our neighborhood.

Love & Prayer

My fervent prayer is to live in obedience to Jesus Christ, to let his love shine through me. Join me in prayer?

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By Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.


  1. Paul’s words are full of wisdom that we need to follow. After listening to Trump’s interview tonight, I believe he wants what’s best for our nation. God placed him in this position for a reason and we need to pray for him and those who will be working along side of him. Thanks, Carol, for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

  2. Carol, those words of Paul’s really are timeless, aren’t they? Still good reminders for us today. And those signs? Love them.

    Thanks for stopping by my place today. It’s nice to “meet” you! 🙂

    1. It has been encouraging to join with other Christians in praying for this election–and now we must continue to pray for this new administration.

  3. what are those signs about? they are popping up in my neighborhood too. i am so glad this election is over. and i am very thrilled that HRC conceded with grace for the entire country. i don’t think i could have gone though another 2000. after my lunch w/ a lost friend today, i am more aware that our fight for the Lord is the most important thing. one person at a time really needs the love of Christ. pray and pray and then pray some more for the Lord to use each of His followers in an extraordinary way to impact this world.

    1. The signs appeared in our neighborhood about the time people were placing political signs. The small print indicates that Willow Creek was providing them. I agree, our witness for the Lord is most important.

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