Pray For Barack Obama!
Whether you voted for Obama or not I feel that our responsibility is to pray for our new President. He has a lot of challenges awaiting him and you and I can help with our prayers. Here a some things we can be praying for our President Elect. You can print them out and put them on your fridge. I will give you 5 things today and 5 things tomorrow.
1. Pray for Obama’s protection. We already know
that some weird, neo-Nazi fanatics in Tennessee
plotted to kill Sen. Obama during his campaign.
Let’s pray that racist hatred is not allowed to
spread. Let’s cancel every assassin’s bullet in
the name of Jesus. May civility triumph over
2. Cover his wife and daughters in prayer. It is not
easy to live under constant media scrutiny. Pray for Obama’s wife,
Michelle, and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, as they face
invasive cameras, nosy reporters, maniacal fans and dangerous
enemies. Obama is not only a politician but also a husband
and a father.
3. Pray that Obama will govern with God’s wisdom.
God rewarded Solomon because he asked for wisdom
instead of wealth, long life or vengeance on his
enemies (see 1 Kings 3:11-12). Pray that Obama will
order his priorities like that. Despite Solomon’s
tragic character flaws, his legacy was wisdom. We
can ask God to give our president the same grace.
4. Ask God to keep our president humble. Many great American
leaders became corrupt after they moved to Washington. The fatal
attraction of fame, wealth and power proved irresistible. The only
thing that will guard a man or woman from this pitfall is humility.
May God deliver President Obama from the curse of
5. Pray for wise and righteous advisers to surround
him. Godly leaders cannot do their job alone. Even
the best leaders have failed because they trusted
the wrong people. Pray that Obama will not select
his counselors based on party, race, pedigree or
political cronyism but on godly character and proven wisdom. Pray
also that he will not allow secret traitors into his inner circle.