Jesus demonstrates what a compassionate, truthful, and merciful leader looks like. These qualities challenge us to consider what our earthly leaders embody and inspire us to embrace the teachings of Jesus in our own lives.
God calls us to pray in all situations — no exceptions for an election year. When we make the decision to pray for our leaders and country, we make a bold choice to demonstrate Jesus’ love regardless of what’s going on around us. The prayers offered here call for wisdom, love, and unity — in and between election candidates, and us. As we navigate what will likely be a divisive time for our country, we pray boldly that God will help us see each other through His eyes and help our leaders make godly decisions.
A divisive election season can be tough on both kids and parents. How can parents talk to children about the election in a way that’s positive, reassuring, and God-honoring? We talked to a marriage and family therapist and came up with 10 tips to help parents navigate the election with their kids in a way that stresses values, working together, and respectful conversation.