Christians around the nation know the importance of the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Many also realize the country was granted a window of reprieve—and that window may be closing.
American Pastors Network leaders, President Sam Rohrer and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, Dr. Gary Dull, have called for a “National Day of Prayer for the Elections” on Oct. 30. They along with co-host Dave Kistler made the call last week on APN’s popular daily radio program, “Stand in the Gap Today,” which airs on 425 stations.
“After this announcement was made on the radio program,” Dull said, “many people called in to voice their support and say they would also be on their knees October 30 for the outcome of these elections.Personally, I am burdened about this, particularly since we’ve heard of evangelical pastors who are traveling to 30 cities in 10 states to tell Christians to vote Democrat,” Dull said. “This is a very serious matter for our nation. I truly am praying God will use the American Pastors Network and ‘Stand in the Gap Today’ to make an impact.
“Too many Christians could be deceived into voting the wrong way biblically,” Dull added. “This is a Jude situation developing right in front of us—false teachers entering into our midst. As believers in Christ, we are compelled in the Scripture to pray for our nation, our government and those who are in authority according to 1 Timothy 2:1-7. Prayer truly enables us to see the work of God, and the more earnestly and specifically we pray, the more we will see God at work. The upcoming midterm elections may truly be the most serious midterms in America’s history, which is why all concerned believers across America should unite in serious prayer that God will put into office those who will stand for biblical principles in all of their governance.”
At stake specifically, say the pastors network leaders, are many biblical principles, including but not limited to the following, which may also guide Christians’ prayers:
- Pro-life issues and the protection of the unborn
- Freedom to practice faith
- Selecting conservative and constitutional justices to the federal court system
- A solid and protected national boarder
- Support of the nation of Israel
- Legal immigration
- Pastors being free to preach the whole counsel of God without governmental threat
- Having people in office who believe, understand and support the Judeo-Christian ethic upon which America was founded
- A sound economy
- Strong national defense
- Integrity in government
- A biblically sound approach to LGBTQ issues
- Protecting the expression of God in the public square
- Constitutional values with a strong emphasis on the Bill of Rights
Listen to the “Stand in the Gap Today” program segment when the prayer day was discussed here.
Dull pastors Faith Baptist Church of Altoona, Pennsylvania, which will host a special prayer service at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Dull is also encouraging other pastors to hold similar services in their churches, reserving the 7 o’clock hour to do so, with the hope that God will convict believers on the significance of voting.
“There is certainly a necessity to emphasize prayer for the election, while at the same time, emphasizing the need for spiritual awakening for the Church at large,” Rohrer said. “Exactly one week before Election Day will help focus and calibrate people’s thinking and energy—and we pray they will put that energy into going to the Lord on behalf of our country.”
3 thoughts on “American Pastors Network Calling for a National Day of Prayer for the Elections on October 30”
Would a “Biblically sound” approach to LGBTQ issues include the penalty for homosexuality as prescribed in the Bible? Asking for a friend.
This is wrong from so many angles. First, the founders specifically agreed that church and state should be separate. This was set to stave off the scourge of religious wars which plagued Europe for millennia. Next, while encouraging all people to vote, as a civic duty, you go far past the constitution to claim that Jesus Himself would vote for the candidate you selected. Further, you may believe fiercely in your positions, but our Lord gave no authorization, no use-of-force directive for imposing those views on others.
While you may mean well, you do badly. Please, I ask, pray first for good sense and tolerance. Tolerance first for your own sins and failings, and likewise for the sins and failures of your brethren, and for those yet to be saved. For Christ died for all. And in Christ might all be saved.
For we all must face our Father, and give account of our lives, beliefs and actions. Let our hearts and minds be open to His wisdom and understanding.
We have to educate ignorant voters who are being told that Islam is a valid religion. Their Quran reveals who they are and what their goal is…world domination and Christian persecution.
I really think your billboard is a good idea and I think electronic billboards all over the country with verses from their Quran about killing we infidels will do a lot toward educating the voters. I’m 74 years old and not very organized and mentally am not up to the task but maybe someone at your church can do the job. My idea is to start a movement to put the billboards up and finance it with a GoFundMe account.