Though no one is rioting over the impending presidential election in Haiti, the country still needs our prayers as the two remaining presidential candidates prepare for a March 20 election.
Pray for stability, as Haitian elections are usually charged with fraud, and charges of fraud are often charged with violence.
Pray for the candidates – former First Lady Mirlande Manigat and former musician Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly. Neither seem to profess any faith in God, and they will need His wisdom as they try to help heal a country scarred by the earthquake, the cholera outbreak and more.
Pray for the future of organizations like Loving Shepherd Ministries. Both candidates, it seems, want government to have more oversight over how non-governmental organizations, like Loving Shepherd, operate, and while Loving Shepherd believes that everyone should be accountable, sometimes a secular government’s priorities can be different than those of a Christian organization. Pray that any issues that might arise from this would be handled fairly.
Pray for the children, that they might recognize that, even in political turmoil (or even political success), the only true power that can change a nation is God’s word and the Holy Spirit. Pray that these children, regardless of what professions they might choose, might dedicate their futures to God.
We thank God that these elections – whatever the outcome – are in His control, and we thank God that, regardless of what happens, His will will be done.