A Call to Pray for Our President

Wesley-Duewel-ObituaryIn 1997, my father asked Dale to lead the music at a camp meeting he was leading.  The speaker that year was Wesley Duewel  – who is the author of the book Touch the World Through Prayer. He was a great man of God. During the camp meeting Wesley made a statement that rocked Dale and I’s mind. Wesley said that Christians should not criticize the president because to us to pray for those are in authority over us. The Bible tells too.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority .so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth 1 Timothy 2:1-4

At first, we were shocked because at that time Bill Clinton was the president. Dale and I thought of him like most Christians we knew at the time. To tell you the truth, it was not easy to pray for him. But God has command us to pray for those in authority – whether we agree with them or not. We started to pray for him, we prayed that God would work in his heart, that God would guide him in make good decisions.

It will always be easier to pray for the person that you voted for – or if you believe they are doing a great job.  At some point, there will be some Christians who may have a problem with you praying for a president with whom you disagree. I had this happen to me once. I prayed for President Obama (a man whom I don’t agree with) in church. There were couple of people who told me I should not pray for him because he was evil. Tomorrow we have a new president being sworn into office. Every Christians will have to make decision if we are going to disobey God.  Will you only criticize President Trump or will you pray for him. Just to let you know,  I did not think that neither major candidate was a great choice for president. All I know is I will prayer for the President Trump because God has called me too.

 

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