The president of the United States, governor of North Carolina, and many state and national representatives are new to office this January. Those who are returning will likely find themselves with increasing responsibility and new leadership roles. As the NC General Assembly convenes at noon today and the new session of Congress has started this month in Washington, D.C., it’s a good time to commit to pray for our elected officials as instructed in I Timothy 2.
The Capitol Commission of North Carolina can help you stay on task and be very specific in how you pray. You can sign up to receive a daily email or weekly email that provides a short list of state and federal lawmakers to pray for during that day/week.
Other resources on the Capitol Commission of NC website include:
The prayer breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. on February 7th in the Daniels Auditorium at the Museum of History in Raleigh. It will be followed by a “Pastors/Key Church Leaders Only” session at 9:30 a.m. with featured speaker Bruce Ashford, provost of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His topic: What Does Politics Have To Do With Religion? Although these events are free of charge, you are asked to RSVP online.
The Capitol Commission’s mission:
To provide a pastoral presence in the capitol communities of our nation. In these communities we purpose to reach every person with the gospel of Jesus Christ, to disciple them, and prepare them for a lifetime of ministry
in whatever arena God chooses to place them.