I’m committed to pray for every president of the US. It is my calling as a Christian clearly spelled out in I Timothy 2:1-2
I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
But just what should we pray in our intercessions? I ran across this article from Mark Labberton about how to pray for a new president. But here’s the thing, it was his encouragement to pray for incoming president Barack Obama. He wrote this article in Christianity Today back in 2009. I was intrigued to see how much his admonition to pray spanned the vast difference between presidents Trump and Obama.
He encourages us to pray for President Trump and his administration for humility, wisdom, and courage. What a fantastic trio!
In the passage from I Timothy, Paul does not encourage us to pray for only good presidents. He calls us to pray for all presidents. And the end game is always the same. Their service is to help us all lead peaceful and quiet lives.