This was an email from Mitch Kolenovsky, a pastor in my area. I thought you should read it:
Tonight, Americans have spoken. Though the nation remains deeply divided in the political arena, we who are a part of the family of Jehovah God must be leaders in the quest for revival in our land. As Christians we must be people of peace and prayer. Whether you voted for Senator McCain, Senator Obama, someone else, or did not vote at all, you are instructed in God’s word to respect leadership and to pray for them. I recall a time in the life of Samuel when he was unhappy with the direction of his nation, and yet his heart cry was
“As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you.”
This should be our pledge to President-elect Obama, our Congressmen, and our nation. Please join me in making this pledge.
May God bless you and may He spare our nation from judgment as we join our hearts together in humility, prayer, and repentance as we seek His perfect will.
“Lord, I have heard of your fame;
I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord,
Renew them in our day,
In our time make them known.”
(Habakkuk 3:2 NIV)