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November 5, 2008 / brockbruce

10 Ways to Pray for Obama


Well it’s over. The election I mean. And J. Lee Grady’s blog “Fire In My Bones” has some good thoughts on how to handle our new President, pray for him. He offers some good advice to those who are feeling kind of bummed today. Here are a few ways to pray.

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.

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.

7. Pray that Obama will adopt pro-life convictions. Many politicians have changed their views on key issues while in office. In the 1800s some leaders who favored slavery later denounced it. In the 1950s some who opposed racial integration later became champions of it. Even though Obama won approval from many voters because he sanctions abortion, God could soften and change his heart.

So remember, some put their trust in chariots but we trust in the Name of the LORD our God, and our God is still the King of Kings and He is still on the throne.

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