“We have become a nation that has a tale of two histories. One that has a deep, rich spiritual heritage that speaks of a godly purpose and destiny that was born in the heart of this nation as it was founded; and another that is progressively seeking to distance itself from that.”

—David Barton, The Founders Bible


With our mid-term elections just days away, I want to encourage everyone who has not yet voted — no matter the difficulty or inconvenience — to get out and make it to the polls and cast your vote.

Our nation is at a pivotal point in history. No matter what political party you align with, we can and should as a people decry the growing incivility of our culture. And no matter if you are a CBN fanatic or a Fox junkie, it’s time for us as a nation to take a deep breath and remember that we are all Americans who value democracy and recognize that our greatness lies in our confession that we are “one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”

I personally applaud the great strides that have recently happened in America: our growing economy, lowered unemployment for all, but especially minorities, a stronger military and fairer trade deals with our neighboring countries that will help our farmers and manufacturers.

Yet, those accomplishments are clouded by the inflammatory rhetoric, finger pointing, and name calling coming from both sides of the aisle in Congress. No party is innocent, and there is enough blame to spread all around. It’s time for the American people to rise up and remind Washington that we are a people united in treating others with common respect and decency, compassion, kindness and love for all people. Just look at the outpouring of loving concern by Americans regardless of political parties, beliefs and opinions in the aftermath of our hurricanes, tragedies and mass murders. That’s who we really are — not what we’re seeing on TV or listening to on the radio — and we demand that our politicians behave the same!

There’s so much more to be done and critical issues to address: health care, immigration, the escalating violence in our cities, the opioid epidemic — and the list goes on. This mid-term election will determine the future of our nation for years ahead. We must vote! However, we shouldn’t vote based on personal opinions, political pundits or party loyalties. We need to cast our votes according to our Christian values and Biblical principles even when that puts us at odds with our party (or no party) of choice.

In these final days before the election, let’s spend time each day praying for our nation. Pray for the president, his cabinet and advisors. Pray for clarity on the issues before us. Pray that we remain a compassionate people especially toward all seeking a better life! Pray that we be a nation that forbears each other, listens to each other, seeks to understand each other — no matter race, gender, party or political divide. Pray that God would raise up godly leaders across our nation who will listen to His voice and carry out His will — regardless of party affiliation. Pray above all that God’s will be done here in America.

The outcome of the upcoming elections for the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, governors, and the many state and local positions rest in our prayers — and the prayers of Christians across this blessed land. May we embrace God’s answer to our nation’s struggles and challenges that face us in these turbulent days we are in.

And let this truth be our rallying cry:

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14