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A Prayer for Our Next President
[First drafted October 15, 2020 by Phil Miglioratti]
Regardless of which candidate wins,
Christ-followers must be prepared to follow these instructions the Holy Spirit gave
to the pastor of the Church in Ephesus
"Most of all, I’m writing to encourage you to pray with gratitude to God.
Pray for all people with all forms of prayers and requests
as you intercede with intense passion.
And pray for every political leader and representative,
we live tranquil, undisturbed lives,
as we worship the awe-inspiring God with pure hearts.
It is pleasing to our Savior-God to pray for them.
He longs for everyone to embrace his life and
return to the full knowledge of the truth."
First Letter to Timothy
Thank You that You loved us so much that You died to save us from our sins.
I agree with Phil's prayer for the president. Let him and the vice president seek You with all their hearts and minds and serve You with all their strength. We pray this for all who work with them too.
Let Your eye and hand be on America to the end of days, so that this nation will fulfill the plans and purposes You planned even before we existed.
Please make us faithful in praying for the president and his administration. Guide us in our prayers. Guard our hearts and thoughts when we pray, so that we glorify You with our hearts as well as our minds, so that our prayers are acceptable to You.
Help us all to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God in wisdom and discernment.
We pray for peace - Your peace - in the land and the nation.
Make this nation a blessing in Your kingdom for Your people in the land and all over the world.
Let Your kingdom come, Your will be done and Your Name be glorified.
In the Name of Jesus Christ we pray, amen.
Pray for many to pray this prayer for our next President...
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Sri Lanka,
Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement. May God bless you all for your kindness and love.
Lord God, thank You for the love and support from Your people in Sri Lanka. We are so very grateful for every prayer. Please bless our brothers and sisters and their families and especially Sudarman who took the time to write to us to inform us of their very welcome prayers and support at this time of uncertainty.
Give them Your peace and joy. Let Your wonderful Presence be with them always.
Let Your will be done in America, and in Sri Lanka and all over the world.
God bless Sri lanka and America.
We praise You in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Eph 3:20, 21 ESV Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly.
Summon the elders and all who live in the land
to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD...
'Even now,' declares the LORD, 'Return to Me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning.
'Rend your heart and not your garments.
Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and
compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love,
and He relents from sending calamity.
Joel 1:14; 2:12-13
|Global Time of Repentance: November 10-January 20 Inauguration|
Dear spiritual warriors for Yeshua/ Jesus:
Scripture tells us (Ephesians 5: 26-27) that the Lord will present us, His Bride, to Himself as a glorious church without spot or wrinkle.
The shaking of the Godly roots in this contentious Presidential election in the United States is a key part of that cleansing process. Some good has already been achieved: a sleeping, apathetic Church is coming awake; apathy is being removed from the Bride. Real spiritual warfare, the spirit of righteousness battling evil, is being experienced by many for the first time. Unity is growing across denominations in this spiritual battle. The power of prayer is being awakened in local and global prayer calls for God's help and His mercy.
Calling on God's help requires iniquity in anyone's heart to be removed. Where there is iniquity in one's heart, the Lord will not hear (Psalm 66:18). However, the prayer of a righteous man "availeth much." (James 5: 16).
The Lord changes the times and the seasons. He removes kings and raises up kings. To support the cry for His mercy, and to install a Presidency based on a Godly direction, GDR has made this Call for a Time of Repentance between today, November 10, 2020, and Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021.
If you haven't yet done so, please pray and join us: www.globalrepent.com.
God willing, day after day up to January 20, Global Day of Repentance will provide repentance testimonies, suggestions, and updates on the ongoing litigation battles.
Personal repentance builds righteousness. Adding your daily repentance to prayers and fasting will "avail much." As old sin strongholds are removed, our vessels will receive more oil of the Holy Spirit, cleansing the Bride.
Join us during this contentious USA election process in building righteousness globally to add to the many cries for His mercy.
Your personal repentance cleanses the Bride. We all fall short of His glory. There's no condemnation; He forgives us when we confess our sins. He encourages us to go beyond merely confessing and feeling sorry for the sin; He wishes us to purify by exercising our free will to change our thinking and behavior, removing that sin pattern, showing others a new Godly character. We are called to bear His Fruit of the Holy Spirit, worthy of repentance.
As you and I repent His Word says that He will hear from heaven. As we repent our prayers for His Mercy to sustain our Godly roots in all nations will "avail much."
Where do we begin? It's entirely between you and the Holy Spirit, but here below is one suggested sin stronghold to remove, one personal, one national.
God willing, there will be one for each day between now and the January 20, 2021 Presidential Inauguration. These are only suggestions; nor will they be presented in any particular order. As you read His Word, add your own sin issues. His goal for you and me: that we would be zealous to repent!
November 10: the personal sin of "a proud look"---Proverbs 6:17 : the national sin of killings of innocents---Psalm 139.15-16
God bless you,
Pastor Jeff Daly
Do you recognize the need for personal and national repentance? You're then part of our team! Perhaps unique among ministries, National Day of Repentance is solely focused on encouraging repentance, personally and in nations, to make us, His Bride, ready.
National Day of Repentance | www.repentday.com
Prayer for A New President
Pastor Greg Asimakoupoulos
Once a year, for the past decade, I have given the invocation in our state Senate or House of Representatives in Olympia. The closest I’ve ever come to offering a prayer over a president took place when our family lived in the Land of Lincoln. To my delight, I was invited to give the opening prayer in the chambers of the Illinois state Senate.
When I referenced the Chicago Cubs in my invocation, I had no idea that one of those listening to my prayer would be elected President within several years. I also was unaware that as a southsider, Barack Obama was a Chicago White Sox fan.
I doubt I’m the only person of the cloth who has ever pictured what it would be like to be clothed with the privilege of praying at the inauguration of a new president. All the same, it doesn’t take an invitation from POTUS to seek the face of the Creator on behalf of our commander in chief.
Here’s my prayer as this country prepares to inaugurate its 46th president on January 20th.
In this pivotal season in the history of our nation, we come before You with gratitude and anticipation. Thank You, sovereign Lord, for a glimmer of light in the corridor of darkness that has defined the past year. For the long-awaited vaccine, we give You thanks. Please make the distribution of it efficient and its impact efficacious. Temper our enthusiastic hopes with guarded realism as we give ourselves permission to picture a more normal way of life.
As we inaugurate our 46th President, we celebrate a peaceful transition of power. It is our desire, O God, that divisions among us would morph into a spirit of cooperation, compromise and unity. Would You orchestrate the soundtrack of our lives so that the symphony of unity and cooperation will once again be heard in the chambers of Congress? Would you cause the hallways and mess halls of office buildings on Capitol Hill to be abuzz with the sounds of civility, friendship and laughter?
We are grateful that the one we elected to serve us for the next four years is one who takes his faith seriously. Cover Joseph R. Biden with Your hand of protection. Grant him health and energy for the task before him. Infuse him with skillful insight and measured determination to face the challenges that await. Give him wisdom. Guard his heart. Guide his choices. Strengthen his resolve to resist temptations to short-circuit the lengthy and cumbersome process of bipartisan engagement. Imbue him with patience to trust the DNA of our democracy.
God, bless America. Not because we deserve Your blessings, but because we stand in need of that which You alone can provide: forgiveness for past wrongs, a sense of Your presence today and faith in what the future holds.
In the meantime, would You teach us how to balance the virtues of unconditional tolerance and unconditional love with the conditions and consequences associated with Your principles and Your blessings?
Remind us once again that the direction of our nation is not as dependent on the one who inhabits the White House as it is on those who live in our homes.
Remind us, as well, of the lessons we learned this past year in the vice grip of the virus. May we never forget how much more meaningful relationships are in comparison to riches. Or how much more valuable opportunities are when compared to objects that gather dust or start to rust. Or how fragile health is even in a country marked by world-class medical care.
Lord, would you give us the courage we need to make necessary changes in worn out routines and self-destructive patterns of behavior. Continue to be our help and our hope for our good and Your glory. This we pray in Your holy name. Amen.
Greg Asimakoupoulos is a Wenatchee native living on Mercer Island, where he is the Faith/Values columnist for the Mercer Island Reporter.
In response to our divided and divisive culture, God’s word calls us to hold three principles in balance:
As a result, followers of Jesus are to be bold in declaring and defending unpopular truth, gracious with those who disagree, and humble in dependence on our Lord. In other words, we are to be like Jesus.
If we will ask the Spirit of God to make us more like the Son of God, he will answer our prayer to the glory of God.
I’ll close with an example.
George P. Shultz died last Saturday at the age of one hundred. He was one of only two people ever to hold four Cabinet positions in the US government, including secretary of state under President Reagan, where he helped end the Cold War. A graduate of Princeton, he served in the Marine Corps during World War II before receiving a doctorate from MIT. In addition to his remarkable government service, he taught at MIT, the University of Chicago, and Stanford.
I was privileged to sit next to Mr. Shultz and his wife at a National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, ten years ago. They were enormously polite and most interested in me and my work. We talked for perhaps thirty minutes before the program began.
As conservatives, they were deeply concerned about the direction of our country under the Obama administration. But the humility, respect, and grace with which they discussed the president and his policies left a lasting impression on me.
It was no wonder that we were talking at a prayer breakfast—Dr. Shultz was a “faithful eight o’clocker” at his church in California.
That morning, I heard President Obama, other well-known political leaders, and Randall Wallace, the screenwriter for Braveheart and the director of Secretariat. But I was moved most deeply by George Shultz. I left the breakfast with this conviction: if this man of faith who had lived and worked at the highest levels of global leadership could combine Christian courage and compassion, I could endeavor to do the same.
So can you.