Tuesday, May 29. Day 3 of 67 Days of Prayer
Today we are praying for the following districts:
- Tennessee State House District 7 – Currently represented by Matthew Hill
- Tennessee State House District 8- Currently represented by Jerome Moon
- Tennessee State House District 9- Currently represented by Gary Hicks
- Tennessee State Senate District 3- Currently represented by Rusty Crowe
Our call to Prayer
Each day during this call to statewide prayer, we will be sharing a verse about government to guide us in praying. Please read this guide and pray through the scripture that is mentioned. Our commentary is just that – commentary. The word of God stands on its own as a guide to prayer.
“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5.29 KJV
If you are joining us in praying for Tennessee, there is a good chance that you understand the Christian heritage of our nation and our state. Many of our laws parallel Biblical law: property rights, various scenarios of self-defense (Castle doctrine is straight out of the Pentateuch), the right to confront our accusers, etc.
Despite this, the idea has crept into society, mostly via activist judges, that we were not founded as a Christian nation or a Christian state. There is a perverted system in place in Nashville to ensure that our legislators know they are not to treat this as a Christian state while legislating.
Consider that both chambers of our legislature have inside legal counsel. Many legislators take the word of this counsel at face value as to what they may or may not do, instead of making sure that they understanding the law themselves (we addressed this in day 2 when we discussed wicked counsel).
In many scenarios, good legislators will find themselves in a situation where they are told that they cannot do something that they know they must. A common example of this is abortion. Inside counsel has given so much bad advice to our legislators over the years on this issue. Only with the help of a few good legislators who know the law themselves and who have armed themselves with outside counsel have we made progress on the issue of abortion in Tennessee. These leaders obey God rather than men.
Today we will pray for new districts, and that our legislators statewide would obey God and not man.
A Prayer for Day 3 of 67 Days of Prayer
Lord, Your name is known in Washington, Blount, Hancock, Hawkins, Unicoi, and Carter Counties. Thank You for the strong Christian heritage You have given to your people in these areas.
We are such a wicked people. We are so weak in spirit and in flesh. Instead of living according to your clear calling, we allow culture to change us. We allow men to pressure us. Please forgive us for not obeying You, our King, but instead doing wrong and obeying men.
We pray for our leaders, oh God, that You would raise up in them the same spirit of boldness that You raised up in Peter and the Apostles. Father, help them to execute with great grace and power only those things which You have called them to do.
We ask that You would daily remind our leaders who are Christian of Your mandates and of Your law. For those leaders who do not know You, we pray for the same grace You have given to all Your people. We ask that You would show mercy and draw them into Your Kingdom.
Once more we ask: Father, would You cause a spirit of prayer to well up within the citizenry of Tennessee? Would You cause our state to once more seek Your face? Would you cause us to seek Your will as we vote – but not just in voting Lord, but in our daily lives? Would You move on our hearts and make our homes places of spiritual accountability?
Please click here to download a printable guide of when to pray for each district. Please feel free to email this to other praying Christians, to insert this in your church bulletin, or to post it on your church bulletin board. Make sure you put a copy on your refrigerator or in another prominent place in your home. This guide may be freely reproduced as long as it is not modified.