Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Prayers for President-Elect Barack Obama

Congratulations to Barack Obama. In keeping with biblical teaching let us pray for the President-Elect, the selection of his cabinet and transition team, and for God’s presence, protection and guidance for our nation.

Romans 13:1-6

“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be set free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that scripture. It's a good reminder to keep things in perspective and to lift our leaders with prayers. I am especially praying for safety for Obama and his family.