Day 43 – Wednesday
The Presidential Prayer Team
One of the things I want to do when these emails are over, is to leave you with a tool-kit for prayer. Hopefully, we’ve talked a lot about different kinds of prayer, various ways to pray, and some issues relating to prayer. I hope you’ll consider renewing your commitment to praying for an hour every day, not simply during Lent.
One of the things I believe we desperately need to pray for is our government. 1 Timothy 2:1-3 (NIV) says, “1I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” No matter what your political stance, it’s clear that our national leaders need our prayers.
While exploring the internet for good prayer websites, I came across a wonderful resource for praying for our President. The Presidential Prayer Team (http://presidentialprayerteam.com/prayertools/) is a great website that promotes praying for our Commander in Chief. It offers prayer tools such as guides for how to pray for our leaders; the President’s daily schedule; discussions of some of the issues facing our President; places where visitors can join in prayer for common concerns, and areas where visitors can post their opinions. I highly recommend this site, if you want to keep our President in your prayers.
Praying for the President has nothing to do with your agreement or disagreement with his issues. It has to do with respecting God’s authority over our nation, and over our President. It has to do with believing that God can speak directly to our President’s heart and lead him in all truth. This is our prayer for President Obama—that he will hear God’s voice, and follow with all his heart.
And who wouldn’t want that for their President? I hope you’ll pray for President Obama today.