January 16, 2013

How To Pray for President Obama

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“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” ~ Presidential Oath of Office

The inauguration of the United States President is an event of patriotism, honor and prestige. January 20 at noon is the established date and time.  This year, because it falls on Sunday, the swearing in will take place on the Monday the 21st.  Regardless of our political party, we can celebrate the freedom to elect and choose our nation’s leader.

As Barack Obama begins his second term let’s remember to lift him and his family up in prayer. Ask God to give him wisdom and focus.  To surround him with wise counsel and godly advisors. To have clarity and courage when our nation is in crisis.  To protect his family. To always act with integrity. And to have a heart which seeks God.


  1. I have to admit that I honestly found this a difficult task until I was reminded (by the Holy Spirit no doubt) that we should pray for those we may not agree with. Not only is he our nation’s leader, he is a faithful husband and loving father, who carries the weight of ridicule on his shoulders. So, with a servant’s heart I will ask God’s guidance over him and that the decisions made for our country will find favor. Thank you, pastor, for those words.

  2. One of your best and courageous comments yet!

  3. Pastor, I appreciate your post. While I do not agree with all of his politics, he is still our President and we are commanded to pray for our nations leaders. Not just our President, but members of Congress, the Governor…all of our elected and unelected officials…Secretary of State, Defense Secretary, etc.

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