When righteous people govern a nation, its citizens can rejoice, and when people who are unrighteous govern, they groan (Proverbs 29:2). One hindrance to revival is when godly people who are free to elect who govern them do not vote, pray or run for office. The church is the hope of the world. Christians should be salt and light to the culture and influence the nation but not place their hope in any political party or candidate. All Christians are instructed to pray at all times for, submit to, and minister to those in authority.