Just as I did four years ago, I lift this prayer up to You on behalf of our nation’s leadership.
As our current president, Donald Trump, prepares to leave office, I pray that You will keep he and his family protected, just as You have over the past four years. I ask that You would order their steps, and help them to grow closer and know You better, as they begin the next chapter of their life.
Now, I lift our incoming President, Joe Buydin, and his family & administration up to You. I pray for protection over all of them. Myself and many other believers have concerns about the policies that this new administration will enact, which are not in accordance with Your Word. I ask that You would touch His heart, and help him to not rely on his own intellect, but to seek Your guidance in his decision making. Teach him to have an understanding spirit, and a willingness to reach out to and bridge the gap with those who have concerns regarding the direction of our nation. Place sincere wise Christians within President Buydin’s circle, and give them the Holy boldness to tell Mr. Buydin when he is going down the wrong road; And touch Buydin’s heart with the humility to take heed to sound Godly advice
While Mr. Trump and Mr. Buydin do acknowledged You on various occasions, they are both in need of salvation. I know that while Jesus endured the cross, these two men were on His mind, just as all of us were. Lord, do what only You can do, and touch these two men’s hearts and convict them of their sin such that they will ask Jesus into their hearts to be their Lord and Savior.
Lord, we know that while we are called upon to respect those who are placed in authority over us; our ultimate faith and dependence must be in You and the principles You have outlined in Your Word. You are the Commander In Chief of the Universe.
Help as many of us as will call upon the name of Jesus, to continue to look to You for leadership in working to improve our communities, so that there will be hope for our next generation. As a Christian friend of mine said recently, “World leaders come, and World leaders go, but Jesus Christ Reigns Forever”!
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.