Please pray with us for the Apopka community.
It’s election season, and we’ve been praying that God would remove a divisive spirit and heal our community.
The tendency can be to draw firm lines based on who or what you may or may not support, which can lead to dislike and division.
God wants us to seek unity, showing grace, while praying for wisdom for the coming days.
On Sunday, Jorge Arce prayed for the Parkland community: https://www.facebook.com/renewalchurch.life/videos/400494510375813/
After the sermon, he also prayed with the congregation for healing in our own community. Here are some truths to keep in mind as we pray:
God wants us to avoid divisiveness (Romans 16:17, Titus 3:10a).
Divisiveness is one of the 6 sins God hates, and a 7th that is detestable to Him (Proverbs 6:16-19), often referred to as “the seven deadly sins”.
Divisiveness threatens the unity of community (2 Samuel 20:1-2).
Divisiveness occupies people with conflict and strife instead of productive ministry in our community, to which God has called us.
Divisive people often think they are fighting the good fight, but God doesn’t see it that way (Numbers 16:3, 28-34). Pray for our current elected officials and those in the coming election. Pray for all citizens as we seek truth: “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.”
1 Timothy 2:1-4