In Jeremiah 29, the nation of Israel is about to go into exile. They were about to be subject to a wicked, egotistical, crazy king. In the midst of this, God instructs them to prosper – build houses, marry, have children. But the most important thing He instructs them to do is Pray. Pray for the prosperity of the city where they are being sent. Because as the city prospers they will prosper.
Do you dislike your job? Pray for the prosperity of your employer!
Do you disagree with the politics of your state? Pray for the prosperity of your governing officials!
Do you think America has lost its way? Regardless to whether your candidate wins, pray for America to prosper. Pray that it leaders will have wisdom.
If God could use a King who wanted people to bow down to him, who sentenced men to burn because they would not bow down to him or place a man in a lion’s den because he prayed, he can surely use Hilary who has questionable email skills and Donald who is just questionable.
I have decided to pray for the prosperity of my job, my state and my nation. I have decided to trust God during this election. Presidents come and go but God’s goodness is eternal.
“Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:7, 11 NIV