Pray for our leaders

Pray for our leaders

This is something the Bible instructs us to do.

Tuesday, November 6th was election day in the U.S. Barack Obama was reelected to serve as our president for four more years. Whether this was the person you voted for or not, it really doesn’t matter. There is nothing more than can be done and as Christians, we are called to pray for him and the other leaders of our country.

One of the most famous Bible passages that instructs on this issue is found in I Timothy 2:1-2 and it says, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

This Bible verse was written by Paul, but was included because of its importance. Everything in the Bible is in there because God put it there, even though the verses were written by human hands. This verse is one that is of high importance, especially during times like this.

As we all know, our country has seen better days and the economy seems like it will never recover. President Obama is in charge of our country and we must pray for him each and every day for this reason. There is a lot at stake and making decisions for an entire country cannot be easy.

By praying for him each day, there is a much better chance that he will make the right decisions. Our prayers may lead him closer in his relationship with Jesus and our country may have a better chance of regaining its strength.