May God Grant His Spirit of Understanding as We Vote

Understanding
: a mental grasp
: the power of comprehending, especially the capacity to apprehend general relations of
particulars
: the power to make experience intelligible by applying concepts and categories

Isaiah 11:1-3 (NIV)
“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch [Messiah] will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord — and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears…”

PRAY: Father, I pray that you would equip me with your spirit of wisdom and understanding during this election season. As I research, participate, advocate and vote, I pray that I would be filled with your counsel and knowledge. May my decisions be motivated by “delight in the fear of the Lord.” I pray, also, that your spirit of understanding would fall on all your people in America today.

For further reading: Ephesians 1

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