We believe, as Jesus taught, that everyone is the “Salt of the Earth” and the “Light of the World.” We also know that not every “light of the world” should be the President of the United States, and that certainly applies to Donald Trump.
It is with sincere desire and passion that we pray that Donald Trump is freed from the burden of being the President of the United States.
We call for him to resign his office today. If not, we pray he will be released from this responsibility on election day, November 3, and leave office at Noon on January 20, 2021.
Until either of those day arrives, we will pray that the President will change his ways and live up to the calling of humanity that Jesus gives us in the sermon on the mount:
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
We pray for a change in our President from whom we see, day after day, a spirit of pride, self-promotion, and the need for personal glory.
We pray he would use his role as President to help those who are wounded in body and spirit; for those who do not have the food, safety, and shelter they need. That he will use his role to serve the common good.
Blessed are those who mourn,
We pray for a change in our President from whom we do not see a spirit of empathy, lament, and connection with human suffering and heartache.
We pray he would use his role as President to support the families of those who have died from COVID-19. And to help those who are working to save the lives of the sick and infected.
Blessed are the gentle,
We pray for a change in our President from whom we see anger, enmity, mockery, and name-
We pray he would use his role as President as a tool of gentleness, helpfulness, and benefit for the common good, especially to those who are hurting.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
We pray for a change in our President from whom we see a constant hunger to be praised, thanked, and revered.
We pray he would use his role as President to make our system of government work in ways that are right and honest, fair and honorable, respectable and just. Especially at this time when the economy of our country is struggling, and people are afraid.
Blessed are the merciful,
We pray for a change in our President from whom we see retribution, score-settling, and a pattern of self-seeking “quid pro quo.” We know the President has said that he does not ask for forgiveness – “I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture.”
We pray he would use his role as President not for his own gain but to extend the spirit of our country to be charitable, compassionate, forgiving, humane, and gracious, especially in this time to those who have lost their jobs and are unsure of the future.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
We pray for a change in our President from whom we see actions that are duplicitous, corrupt, unclear, and wavering in response to the crisis we are living through in our country and around the world.
We pray he would use his role as President to bring clear, competent actions to benefit those who are in need and the most vulnerable among us.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
We pray for a change in our President from whom we see acts of personal hostility toward those who disagree with him, statements that pit States against each other for resources to fight this pandemic, direct conflict with other government leaders, and tweets meant to divide our country.
We pray he would use his role as President to bring about peace in our country for the benefit and blessing of the common good.
Please join us every Friday as we offer these prayers. We will be joining together every Friday on Facebook Live on the Vote Common Good Facebook page, as well as Instagram Live (@votecommongood), at 1:00 p.m. ET / Noon CT to pray together as a community, and we would love to have you join us.