What would we do if our grandson, granddaughter, son, daughter, or spouse was critically ill, lying on a hospital bed in a coma? Would we passionately pray with all of our hearts? Would we fast? Would we seek the Lord for His help?
Our answers to these questions would probably reveal our highest level of commitment for seeking the Lord on other people’s behalves. Why? Because we have invested our lives in these loved ones.
But do we realize that this level of commitment for our loved ones should be the same level of praying and seeking the Lord for all of the other people in America, even the least of them? And anything less is not pleasing to the Lord?
First of all, then, 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. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior (1 Timothy 2:1-3)
My prayer for today:
Lord, remove the blinders from our eyes so that we see other people as You see them and give us Your heart so that we desire all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (Based on 1 Timothy 2:4)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for America.
5 responses to “Prayers for America (5/25/2017)”
I pray daily for our president. I have never prayed more fervently for a president than I have this one. And the amazing thing is that I have found some of those prayers answered favorably on a couple of occasions! I am really pleased about that!
But I am not going to lie here… I really do not like our president. In fact I see his “election” as a travesty. If – IF – if we must credit God with this presidency, then I am strongly inclined to see it as a judgment against us. This president at almost every turn fails to be humble or give more than lip service to God. His hubris is scary. And every tiny bit of restraint I see from him is an answer to prayer, but few and far between.
In fact, it is largely a mixture of both my dread and my sense of duty toward God’s Word that I pray so fervently for him. My trust in God with him is stretched every day.
I did not vote for him. I did not want to see him win.
I view the last election as a shameful event. Shame on our nation that we boiled down the choice of leader between a “Two Corinthian’s” quoting, “Pussy” grabbing, narcissist faking as a disciple where it gets a vote and an unrepentant, self-professed baby killer who makes no apologies. We had many reasonably good options – all flawed to be sure, but we took this choice right to the toilet, and now we live with that – at least I hope we live.
I lament every time I see John Kasich, that we didn’t choose him. I loved Bernie, but I didn’t believe he would fare any better than Obama who was incessantly demonized and limited by it. (He had flaws too, but I liked him where I liked him.)
Whatever the case, I don’t generally talk about these opinions because my opinion really does NOT matter to anyone unless it offends them. And then all it achieves is offense. And honestly, I don’t think St Paul cared whether Mark Antony or Octavius came to the throne. Either way, they were imposters to the real King. Why get excited for the imposter??? I don’t.
Nevertheless, I get the sense, as your quote above demonstrates, that Paul prayed for those who ruled – imposters though they be. So do I. And if anything, IF I can do more than offend, I HOPE it is to broaden the context in which little things like Donald Trump matter – to the extent they do.
God used pagans as his servants ruling over his people before; he can do it again. It calls forth ever deeper trust out of me to believe that.
I believe one of the most prayed for individuals in history was Saul of Tarsus, right after Stephen’s death. He persecuted and murdered believers. So, what was the church doing? Praying for him, of course.
But let me ask – how many believed Saul would become a mighty man of God and write a major portion of the New Testament? No one. Why were the believers so blind to Saul’s potential? Probably because they could only see his actions and hear his words. Yet, God saw Saul’s heart and knew he could be used for the Kingdom’s sake.
I believe the Lord chose Donald Trump to be president, not as His judgment against America, but to be a blessing to our nation and Israel.
You disagree, but that’s not a problem to me. Just keep praying and maybe we’ll see Donald Trump turn into a mighty man of God.
I hope so.
So glad you are here and helping me get back on track praying. I need help. Thank you and bless you!
I am glad to be back. God bless you.