Whether or not you support Donald Trump, scripture is clear that it is our job as followers of the one true God to pray for our president and our leaders.
When God tells us to pray for “all who are in high positions,” there are no caveats or exceptions. 1 Timothy 2 tells us that “This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior.”
Last week, Franklin Graham called on churches, pastors, and Christian individuals nationwide to set aside a few moments on Sunday, June 2nd to pray specifically for President Trump. Among hundreds of other leaders in the Christian community, Elizabeth Johnston joined Graham’s call to come before the Father in intercession for the highest elected official in our nation.
“President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God,” Graham said in a statement about the day of prayer.
This past Sunday morning, as thousands of prayers went up on his behalf, President Trump made an unannounced appearance at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia and David Platt, led the congregation in asking God to grant Donald Trump the “grace he needs to govern.”
WATCH: Trump prays at the McLean Bible Church with Pastor David Platt in the wake of the Virginia Beach mass shooting pic.twitter.com/cpqs7efVYg
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) June 2, 2019
America is under attack from leftists and perverts, but the Bible tells us that our battle is not against flesh and blood—it’s against “the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” If our nation is to be restored to godliness and humility in the sight of the Lord, it will be by His doing, but not without our fervent prayers.
In case you missed out on the special day of prayer for our president, I want to invite you to personally pray as Pastor Platt did for our president, for his salvation, for God’s wisdom upon him, and for our leaders elsewhere in federal and state government:
Oh God, we praise You as the one universal king over all. You are our leader and our lord and we worship You. There is one God and one savior and it’s You. Your name is Jesus and we exalt you, Jesus.
And we know, we need Your mercy. We need Your grace, we need Your help, we need Your wisdom in our country. And so we stand right now, on behalf of our president, and we pray for Your grace, and Your mercy, and Your wisdom upon him.
God, we pray that he would know how much You love him. So much that You sent Jesus to die for his sins, our sins, so we pray that he would look to You. That he would trust in You. That he would lean on You. That he would govern and make decisions in ways that are good for justice, and good for righteousness, and good for equity, every good path.
Lord we pray, we pray that You would give him all the grace he needs to govern in ways we just saw in 1 Timothy, chapter 2, that will lead to peaceful and quiet lives, Godly and dignified in every way.
God, we pray for your blessing, in that way, upon his family. We pray that you would give them strength, we pray that you give them clarity, wisdom.
Wisdom. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Please, oh God, give him wisdom. And help him to lead our country, alongside other leaders.
We pray today for leaders in Congress. We pray for leaders in courts. We pray for leaders at national and state levels.
Please, oh God, help us to look to You. Help us to trust in Your word. Help us to seek Your wisdom and live in ways that reflect Your love and Your grace, Your righteousness and Your justice. We pray for Your blessings on our president toward that end. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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