On Friday we come come together to pray for a change in the President, and, barring that change; a change in the Presidency.
Today, we continue with our “Pray for the President” series. We will specifically be focusing on Biblical references to love, and in the spirit of loving our neighbor as ourself, how love can be implemented for the Common Good.
Will you join us as we pray for the President?
“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31
We pray for President Trump, that he will love his neighbor as himself. That he might set aside the selfish ambitions of polling and re-election, and soften his heart and hear the cries of those Americans who are afraid of returning to work with a Pandemic ongoing, of those who are more worried about lives than the economy, and of those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
We pray that this President is motivated to act with Faith, Hope, and Love. That he may act with Faith in the American peoples’ ability to handle the truth, with Hope that we can save lives through wise decisions, staying-at-home, and social distancing, and with Love that causes him to treat a life with more value than a dollar. If the President does not act in Faith, Hope, and Love, we pray that the American voters will when they cast a ballot on November 3rd.
“But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” Psalms 86:15
We pray that the President publicly repents of the way he has treated reporters in this last week, and that he moves forward with respect and graciousness towards the journalists who work to inform the American people. We pray that he acts in a manner becoming of the Presidency, and, barring that change, that he allows someone else to step up.
“Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” Romans 13:10
We pray that the President takes a step back from his deadly policies, not only in regard to the Coronavirus, but also pertaining to family separation, racist policing tactics, and LGBTQ+ discrimination. We pray that our President acts swiftly to reverse these policies, and to do no harm to his neighbor, the American people.
“Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.” 1 John 4:21
We pray that the President shows love to his brother and sister by turning from empty professions of faith, and turning toward a practical, demonstrable type of love. A love that causes him to listen to experts, take a step back, and act with lives and not the economy in mind.
“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” ~ Proverbs 10:12
We pray for a reduction in the conflict brought about by this President and his policies, and for the divide that has deepened across the nation. We pray for resolution founded in righteous, and for change rooted in the Common Good.
“Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
Finally, we pray that the President acts in love at all times, in love for his neighbor, in love for those at risk in our communities, in love for the constitution, in love for the truth, and in love for the Common Good. Until that day comes, we pray for a change in the White House, and for a new President in the Oval Office.