Christian pastors are urging believers to pray fervently for the midterm elections.
"Stand in the Gap Today" radio hosts and leaders of the American Pastors Network (APN) have called for a "National Day of Prayer for the Elections" on Tuesday, October 30th -- exactly one week before Election Day. President Sam Rohrer says it makes sense to seek God’s intervention before going to the polls, as many biblical principles are at stake, including:
- Pro-life issues and the protection of the unborn
- Freedom to practice faith
- Selecting conservative and constitutional justices to the federal court system
- A solid and protected national border
- Support of the nation of Israel
- Legal immigration
- Pastors being free to preach the whole counsel of God without governmental threat
- Having people in office who believe, understand, and support the Judeo-Christian ethic upon which America was founded
- A sound economy
- Strong national defense
- Integrity in government
- A biblically sound approach to LGBTQ issues
- Protecting the expression of God in the public square
- Constitutional values with a strong emphasis on the Bill of Rights
"The election is just a time that pulls us all together and brings us to the point of decision," Rohrer comments. "We say let that decision be bathed in prayer before God, not just in regard to the elections, but certainly in our relationship to God himself."
He hopes prayer gatherings will take place throughout the country, as "there is certainly a necessity to emphasize prayer for the election, while at the same time emphasizing the need for spiritual awakening for the Church at large."
"We are encouraging pastors to open their churches, and we're suggesting that it be at 7:00 at night in their church. Permit it, guide it, or just open it for their people to come, and encourage them to come and pray for these things," the APN president says.
It can be done in many ways, including small gatherings in homes. But the key, he adds, is to just do it. Rohrer's organization believes Christians throughout the nation know the importance of the midterm elections on November 6th and that many also realize the country was granted a window of reprieve – a window that may be closing.