I’m not trying to sound political or overly spiritual but today, I just had the most sudden “impression” that I can only describe as a prompting of the Holy Spirit to pray for President Barack Obama.
If you’ve been reading my blog,
I care about politics because it engages policies that affect people – but I try not to be political.
I am a staunch independent when it comes to political parties
and urge Christians to not be played, swayed, and seduced by the powers to be.
And while I know that there are many that are fanatical over Obama, I have a tempered optimism for his leadership.
What is “tempered optimism?”
I want him to do well because this country and the larger world is in need of compelling and inspiring leadership.
And I should confess that with the exception of a brief and emotional prayer I lifted up for him the day of his inauguration (I was in Germany then), I hadn’t said a prayer for him since then.
But today, I just felt the need to pray for him. The “impression” felt so strong that I thought I’d share it and encourage you to be mindful and prayerful for him as well. Whether you like him or not, he and the larger administration are enduring some incredibly difficult challenges…
But it also opens up some questions for me:
- Do you ever pray for government leaders?
- Are you personally praying for President Obama at all?
- Mindful of the danger of elevating the Empire, should Christians even pray for their leaders? Is this what 1 Timothy 2:q14 meant?
- Another good question: How do you pray for President Obama?
What do you think?