Pray, Proclaim, and Vote
By Greg Laurie
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
estimated 80 million Americans are evangelicals. And only 26 percent of them voted in the 2018 mid-term elections.
Yes, the church needs to pray. Yes, the church needs to proclaim the gospel. But the church
also needs to vote.
Some might say, “I just feel we are not of this world.”
Well, we are living in this world. And as long as we’re
living in this world, we’re to be light in this world. We’re to be salt in this world.
Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can
you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. . . . Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father” (Matthew 5:13, 16 NLT).
As I look at our country and the course we’re on right now, it’s clear that we need to turn back to God again. We need to pray for the United States of America, and specifically, we need to pray for a spiritual revival.
Of course, we’re realists as Christians. We understand that no particular person—no senator, congressman, governor, or even president—can change our nation. But we also know they can make a big difference
for good . . . or for bad.
So we need to vote in every election. The Bible says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan” (Proverbs
Romans 13:11 says, “This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed” (NLT). Christians,
it’s time for us to wake up.