If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
I hope no one clicked on "continue reading this post" thinking, "Yeah Lewis! Right on!"
That verse (2nd Chronicles 7:14) is not about you. That verse is not about, nor is it applicable to, America. That verse has nothing whatsoever to do with anything you might do when you close the curtain of your polling booth next year, or in any other future election.
That verse was a message spoken by God to Solomon, meant specifically for the nation of Israel a few millennia ago. It was not spoken to you. If you read something more into it than a historical perspective of the relationship between God and the nation of Israel, it may be time for you to put down that bible for a spell.
Americans aren't "my people". Some Americans are. Some Mexicans and Canadians are. Some Sri Lankans are. It's kinda naive, not to mention terribly selfish, to think this OT verse is somehow applicable to America (at the expense of those poor Christian schmucks in other countries - I doubt they're Republicans anyway, so they may not even be saved. *SA).
If you think that verse applies to America, to abortion, to gay marriage, to prayer in schools, to keeping those mean ole libruls out of office... you've been duped. You may think spouting that verse, even going so far as to put up signs that say "VOTE THE BIBLE - 2ND CHRONICLES 7:14", makes you a better Christian, a better American, better period. It just makes you look narrow-minded, and makes you look like a sheople.
Don't be duped by emotional rhetoric and fear-mongering. Separate your patriotism from your faith before your patriotism becomes your faith.