Have you been confused about which presidential candidate to support? After watching the debates, I felt fearful, and discouraged. I want to elect a president who loves God, more than self. Someone who will strive for peace, have compassion for the poor and helpless, and love his neighbor as himself. How can I elect such a president? I know it’s a tall order, but with God, all things are possible. Maybe that’s part of the problem. Maybe I, and other Christians, have been attempting to repair our country without God’s help.
I’ve not been a fan of President Obama’s policies, but maybe the first person I should criticize is myself. It’s easy to blame elected officials for our country’s problems. I must consider my own failure to pray for my president and accept my share of the responsibility.
“First of all, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings, and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” 1Timothy 2:1-2.
I don’t know who will win my vote in the upcoming presidential election, but even if my preferred candidate loses the race, the very least I can do is commit to pray for the President of the United States. I believe we should pray for all the world leaders, even our enemies.
The list of current presidential candidates may leave you feeling hopeless, but I’m going to place my trust in God. Perhaps the most important way I can improve the world’s condition is to offer a daily prayer for our current and future presidents and leaders.
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. Proverbs 29:25