Praying for Government: Election Timing

by Richard Long,

  One of the common sayings around Ottawa is “A week can be a lifetime on Parliament Hill.”  That translates into the reality that on any given day a scandal can erupt or an M.P. could mis-speak and the fragiity of a minority government would be drastically affected.

   In the last 2 and a half years we have probably had election talk heat up on a dozen occasions.  Our posture at NHOP is just to keep praying that all of God’s purposes would be accomplished for this particular Parliament.

   If you are following the political stories, you know that the rumour is that we will have an election triggered this Fall.  Certainly the way that the Opposition is talking, it looks like they are floating that trial balloon. 

   So … we would encourage intercessors to stay on their posts.  We need to continue to pray that none of God’s purposes for this session of government will be aborted.  That doesn’t mean that we know God’s mind on every topic, but we do want to pray “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

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