Oh Lord, I pray that You will give us guidance and direction in these times of uncertainty. Our country, the United States of America, is going through a very difficult time when it comes to the elections and the coronavirus. This pandemic was already making many people upset, along with the Black Lives Matter’s movement and riots. And now, today, we see that the Antifa plus Trump supporters stormed the Washington DC Capital building, which is very sad. This included many people in the faith, which I will never understand. Have people not read in Romans 13, which reads, “Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.” (Romans 13:13) This is clear, God, that we are not to participate in or lead any riots of any kind. These kinds of acts are uncalled for and should never happen, according to Your holy words. I know that many people are angry inside because of election fraud, so they feel a need to do all that they can to push Trump into office, but this is uncalled for also. You have helped me understand that we cannot force Your hand into doing things we think is right. And the same thing is said when people try to force a president into office. In all of this, I leave these difficult times in Your hand. I just ask that You will give me comfort and peace to know what to do next. Speak to me words of wisdom, for my mind is open. Lead me by the hand, and don’t let my flesh get out of control. I love You. Amen.
Romans 13:10-14 (KJV)
10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
As believers in Jesus, we are not to take part in or start riots, but are peaceable people. We love God the same as we love one another.