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Prayer won the 2016 election

It was prayer that won the election and prayer that will maximize our efforts to make America great in God's eyes.

It was prayer that won the election and prayer that will animate our efforts to make America righteous again.

by Jacqueline Hawkins

I was not surprised by the results of the 2016 election.  By the time election night rolled in, I knew that it was 100% in God’s hands.  Granted, everything is 100% in God’s hands, but this was a situation where Christians pulled together and did all the work they could.  If we lost it was because God willed it to be so, not because Christians sat around and did nothing.

Christians engaged in fervent prayer for months before the election.  We all saw the potential for things to go very badly for Christians in America and around the world if the presidency went to Hillary.

Pro-life and pro-family Christians were on edge.  So was anyone who is pro-Constitution or even pro-economic sanity.  Very much on edge.  We felt helpless in our own power.

How could we as individuals make a national difference against evil?  How could we stand against injustice and insanity in 2016, when we failed so miserably in 2008 and 2012?  But even though we were helpless in our own power, Christians turned to our Father, knowing that He has all the power.  Christians turned to God — asking, begging, pleading, and imploring God grant favor to a nation that really didn’t deserve it.

And God heard our prayers — our fervent, near-desperate prayers.  He heard.  He listened. He had mercy on us, despite all of our complicity and complacency in the face of child sacrifice, sodomy, and many other abominations.  He, as Fletcher Armstrong wrote, granted us a stay of execution.  Not a pardon — we don’t deserve that — but a merciful stay of execution.

Let us now pray that we use this opportunity wisely.  Pray that we don’t get lazy.  Pray that we don’t lose hope.  Pray that God guides and blesses our work.  Pray that we can make America great again by making her righteous in God’s eyes.

Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.

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