Before the Chaos: Let Your Legislators Know You’re Praying for Them!
In just a few days, gavels will come down all over America, marking the beginning of legislative sessions in most states.
For weeks and often months, legislators will be neck-deep in the chaos of lawmaking. It’s intense, with long hours and pressures that can challenge legislators’ principles and the stability of their families.
Adding to the pressure, they are setting policies that will impact real people for good or for bad. The laws they pass will protect lives or end lives, will mislead children with twisted ideology or will protect them and help them flourish – and so much more.
It’s no wonder that one of the clearest directives we have in Scripture regarding our role in government is to pray for our leaders.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – I Timothy 2:1-4
Over the next few weeks, 43 legislative sessions will begin, with others following not long after.
In many of those states, Family Policy Alliance® will be involved – working with our state allies and letting you know at key times when you can make your voice heard on important legislation.
But before most of that happens, will you send a quick note to your legislators? You can personalize it if you’d like, or you can use the text that we’ve drafted – thanking them for their service, acknowledging the burden of leadership, and letting them know that you are praying for them.
Thanks for praying for your legislators – and for Family Policy Alliance and our allied state groups as we engage on pivotal legislation in 2020.
P.S. Even if your state is one of the four without a regularly scheduled session this year, please pray for your legislators and let them know – as the job of a state lawmaker never really ends, with continuing duties even between sessions.