I have seen in more than one recent church bulletin a section listing prayer requests that includes "November elections" or "God's will in the November election." Does God really care who wins? Does God really care if Hitler or Stalin was the worst dictator? What do churches mean by saying we should pray for the November elections? I have been in enough churches and heard enough red-state Christians in my life to know exactly what these churches mean. They mean to just pray that the Republicans win. But that doesn't sound pious so they say instead to pray for the elections.