An election year can be a very overwhelming time for candidates and constituents alike. That is why members of Living Water Community Church in Sheldon, Iowa, are in prayer over the election process, including the Iowa caucuses that take place today. The group gathers weekly to pray that God will look over this election season. Barb Hibma is a member of the congregation and prayer coordinator for Classis Heartland (the regional group of churches).
At the weekly prayer meeting there are prayer guides available, and Living Water’s worship area has been turned into a prayer room. The prayer guides include “seven ways to pray for America,” according to Hibma. These include praying for “the church, the voters, the media, the impact on the nations, the spiritual warfare surrounding the elections, and the purpose of God.”
Hibma is also a member of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. She notes a comment from Dave Butts, chairman of the National Prayer Committee, as a reason to gather in prayer: “The reality is that the spiritual and moral issues facing this nation will not be resolved in the White House, Congress, or the Supreme Court. What the United States desperately needs is another Great Awakening.”