It is important to bear in mind that Meet You at the Polls is a series of prayer meetings. We emphasize this because it is very easy to get bogged down in announcements, introductions, comments and so forth, leaving very little time left for actual prayer. Your meetings should begin with praise and worship, but if you choose to have music, you will want to limit the amount of singing. You are gathered together to pray!
We understand that the problems we face in America are spiritual, and can ultimately be solved only in the spiritual realm (Ephesians 6:12) We need to remember that regardless of the outcome of the elections, if God is not behind us, we have no hope. Therefore, each of the four MYATP meetings will be wrapped within the context of 2 Chronicles 7:14, which states:
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, forgive their sin and heal their land.– 2 Chronicles 7:14
Who does God refer to when He says, My people? The apostle Peter says:
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.– 1 Peter 2:9-10
First and foremost, we are repenting for the sins of the Church. Each of us needs to:
- Humbly acknowledge our personal sins, as well as those of the Church and our country.
- Sincerely repent of those sins, turning from our wicked ways.
- Fervently pray that God would revive our Church, awaken our people and heal our land.
- In faith, thank the Father for hearing our prayers and granting our requests.
Each week you will lead with worship and then pray through 2 Chronicles 7:14 in order to set the stage and prepare your hearts for the prayer points to follow. Feel free to have someone read the passage aloud and then guide your prayer warriors through each of the four steps. Each week we will focus on a different area of repentence (see the Weekly Prayer Points below).
Once you have prayed through 2 Chronicles 7:14, you are ready to begin praying over the weekly prayer points. Each Sunday’s prayer points will have a particular focus. (Note that the following prayer points may change to one degree or another before the scheduled meeting, so be sure to download the finalized Prayer Points sheet from the GovPray website during the week before the meeting.)
It would not be a bad idea to bring a list of your local, state and national leaders to hand out at the meetings so as to facilitate prayer for those individuals.
Sunday 1 (Focus on Reconciliation & Justice)
This week we will confess relational sins: gossip, division, envy, slander, violence, arrogance, marital discord, disrespect, unforgiveness, etc. Confess your own sins as well as the sins of the Church and of America, then proceed to the following Prayer Points.
- That those of us in the Body of Christ would better understand and fulfill our roles as torchbearers for Christ and ministers of reconciliation.
- That America would replace division, incivility and hatred with respect, humility and love, and that our society would seek out and embrace God’s truth and righteousness over political correctness.
- That God would bring racial reconciliation to America, and that we would come together with open hearts and minds to discuss injustice, oppression, prejudice and hate.
- That those who co-opt peaceful protests in order to steal, kill and destroy would not only be apprehended and held accountable for their actions, but that they might also find deliverance and forgiveness in Jesus Christ.
- For our Judiciary, from local judges to the Supreme Court, that they would be granted godly wisdom and divine protection, and that they would render fair and impartial decisions.
- That the nomination hearings for Amy Coney Barrett would be marked by grace and respect, and that God’s will would be accomplished through this process.
- For civility, integrity and statesmanship in the halls of government, and that righteous men and women would prevail in the coming election.
Sunday 2 (Coming)
Sunday 3 (Coming)
Sunday 4 (Coming)