Resolve to Pray for Government Officials
Resolve to Pray for Government Officials
Written By David E. Smith   |   01.01.14

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Happy New Year to you and your family!

We fully realize that 2014 will be an important year for our state and nation. New challenges and opportunities await us. As always, IFI will be advancing a pro-family policy strategy designed to protect human life, defend religious freedom, and counteract the forces that tear apart our families. I hope you will stand with us.

Pray First of All!

1 Timothy 2 tells us to pray for “all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quite life in all godliness and dignity.” I invite you to join me and the staff at IFI in committing ourselves to praying for our state and federal lawmakers. With our state and nation in financial crisis, our government officials will be making many tough decisions in the coming months. Let’s start the new year by committing to covering them with prayer all year long!

Psalm 9:9-10 tells us, “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.” 

Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.” In ancient times, strong walls and towers were security for citizens fleeing invaders.

Today, we may not fear literal invaders, but, indeed, we are concerned by our culture that has been saturated with dangerous lies and ominous agendas. Our homes and schools are threatened by “assaults” of promiscuity — heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual and transgender. Our culture, media, and even legislature are driven by an ideology that runs counter to biblical truth. It has even affected our worldview and our churches. Still, we take hope!

May God bless you with a happy, healthy, Christ-centered New Year! 


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David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes...
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