Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Pray for Barack Obama

Romans 13:1-2

1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

Because so many Christians prayed for God's will to prevail in the Presidential elections, we know the outcome has been ordained by God.

Christians must now overwhelmingly pray for God's guidance for those we elected to office to govern our great Nation. With the Democrats gaining seats in both the House and Senate they now hold a majority in both, and the addition of a Democratic President means two-thirds of our government is now held by those with liberal Democratic views. The concern of many conservatives is the tip to the left in the check-and-balance system created at the founding of our country to keep the best interest of all citizens in mind. We need to pray for fairness and impartiality for those who are making decisions that will affect us all.

From now until January 20, please join me in praying for Barack Obama in these days leading up to his inauguration and thereafter by registering with the Presidential Prayer Team. By signing up, you will be sent email notification each day reminding you to pray for his health and safety and for his discernment and wisdom to be that ordained by God.

Maybe these changes in government are what we who hold the Bible firmly in high regard needed to call us to more earnest prayer to our gracious heavenly Father.


D.L. White said...

I signed up for the Presidential Prayer List... and feel ashamed I didn't pray more for political matters before now. Maybe you're right... that this is a wake up call...

Jes said...

Good post, Laura. We also need to be praying for the peace of Jerusalem.

Joel Rosenberg has a great post about this today. You can link to it through my blog, or go to

I'm so glad you posted this's the very one I want to teach my children this very day!

Love you!