Friday, August 19, 2016

An Election Season Prayer

I could not help but think about both of the major party candidates for President this morning as I read Psalm 140 for my quiet time. Obviously they are not what David was referring to, but I do see his evil enemies as good stand-ins for our own candidates:

"Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.

They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's; the poison of vipers is on their lips. 

Keep me safe, Lord, from the hands of the wicked...

I say to the Lord, "You are my God." Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy.

Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle. Do not grant the wicked their desires, Lord; do not let their plans succeed. ...

May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent. I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy." (Psalm 140:1-4,6-7,11-12)

Only the Lord will secure justice for those who need it. May God do something miraculous this election season, so that evil plans do not succeed.

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