Yesterday was an important day in American history. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama was sworn into office. A racial barrier has been broken as we now have our first African American President. As we enter into a new chapter in our country’s history, I would like to remind us all that it no longer matters how you voted. What matters, is that as Christians we are called to pray for our leaders.
1 Timothy 2:1-5
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.
If you have never made it a priority in your life to pray for leaders, why not start now. Begin teaching your children while they are young, the importance of praying for those who have authority. Teach them not only to pray for the President and other political leaders, but also teach them to pray for Pastors, Teachers, Coaches and anyone else who has a position of authority in their life.
I believe our prayers do make a difference.