At regular intervals, the Family Research Council sends out updates to its “Prayer Team” listing a variety of political issues that team members should make the target of their prayers.
A recent update called upon FRC’s prayer activists to focus on the upcoming election because for too long America has elected politicians who lead “flagrantly godless personal lives” and “pass ungodly laws”:
The American electoral process has the potential to produce qualified candidates, yet year after year we elect men and women who enter public office and pass ungodly laws. Some lead unwholesome, even flagrantly godless personal lives. Yet far too many of our pastors and Christian leaders have remained uninvolved, failing even to teach and preach about responsible Christian citizenship … It is our duty to select leaders who respect the sanctity of human life, traditional marriage and family, and religious liberty and who oppose pernicious efforts to advance abortion, sexual immorality, socialism, profligate government spending, and now, Muslim Sharia law. Praying, fasting, speaking out and taking extraordinary action during the next 81 days, Christians must follow biblical principles (e.g., Exodus 18:21) in voting their values.
And FRC listed a specific set of issues on which the prayer team was to concentrate in order to reverse this trend – namely the Values Voter Summit, the Prop 8 ruling, Rifqa Bary, and Park 51:
– Pray that God will pour out his Spirit upon this year’s [Values Voter Summit]; that it will be the best yet — life-changing and nation-shaking.
– May God give our lawyers wisdom and may He superintend a complete reversal to vouchsafe Biblical marriage in U.S. federal judicial precedent.
– May God protect Rifqa’s health. May U.S. officials help her along the road to citizenship. May God guide her education and her promising and needed ministry!
– May America reject this Mosque and the wider Islamist political agenda! May the Church stand against all false religion, while reaching out to Muslims with love.