3 Reasons Your Church Needs a Post-Election Prayer Meeting

Megan Hill | November 16, 2016

In the days before the presidential election, I saw numerous opportunities for corporate prayer. On Sunday, many pastors included the election in their prayer from the pulpit. A church where I was speaking announced a special evening of prayer on the night before the polls opened. A friend opened a room in her home for women who wanted to pray together on Election Day.

As those called to pray together “at all times” and “without ceasing” (Eph. 6:18; 1 Thess. 5:17), Christians ought to pray on the eve of national elections and global summits and Supreme Court hearings. And as those called to pray together at all times and without ceasing, we also ought to pray after those events are over.

In this, we join the cloud of praying witnesses who have gone before us. Daniel and his exiled friends prayed for God’s help to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and escape their death sentence (Dan. 2:17–18). They also prayed immediately after receiving the Lord’s answer (Dan. 2:20–23). Ezra and the returning exiles prayed together before setting out for Jerusalem (Ezra 8:21, 23). They also prayed after they entered the land and discovered sin among God’s people (Ezra 10:1). The early church prayed together earnestly…

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