I must say I am completely surprised. I truly did not expect Donald Trump to be elected president. The next four years will undoubtedly be interesting times in the United States of America. I believe this is a time for prayer and I want to share with you some of the things I’m praying about today.
Praying for Unity
This election has divided so many people in this country and we desperately need to come together. I’m not only praying we will come together, I’m praying Christians will be at the forefront of unifying the nation. I’m praying Christians will be peacemakers on college campuses, in work places, in neighborhoods, in civic organizations, and in local congregations.
No matter how you feel about the election results, I’m praying you and I will be filled by the Holy Spirit and His fruit can be seen in our lives. Fruit that is full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). I’m praying our friends, neighbors, and co-workers will see wisdom from above in the things we say and post on social media. James says, “The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:17-18).
The world doesn’t need to see Christians filled with bitterness or gloating. It needs peacemaking. I’m praying we will be peacemakers.
Praying We Put Our Hope in the Right Place
Personally, I’m not overly excited about a Trump presidency. Many Christians are excited and many simply believe he was better than the alternative. But I’m praying Christians don’t put our hope in Mr. Trump. He is not the Savior of America.
America certainly needs saving, but the only One who can do that is Jesus. He is the only One who will not disappoint. Jesus saves people from their own self-destructiveness through the preaching of the Good News. So I’m praying we don’t put our hope in a president, but in Jesus Christ and Him alone. And I pray we will show that our hope is in Jesus by preaching the Gospel like never before.
Let us not sit back and expect politicians to make the world a better place; let us confidently proclaim Jesus, so He can make the world a better place.
Praying for Mr. Trump
I don’t mind saying I have never been a fan or supporter of Trump. But as the next president, I will respect him and pray for him; just as I would have done for Hillary, had she been elected. I’m especially praying he keeps his promise to protect the lives of unborn children and I’m praying he allows Christians to “lead a peaceful and quiet life” (1 Timothy 2:2).
I’m also praying he exercises wisdom and self-control during his years as president. Almost everyone agrees, we have no idea how Trump will govern as President of the United States. I’m praying he governs in a way that does not provoke hostility toward anyone. I’m praying for the lives of our soldiers, our enemies, our citizens, and even those who have taken refuge within our borders illegally.
I’m praying for peace during Trump’s presidency.
Praying for God to be Glorified
I am praying God is glorified by Christians who hope and trust in Him, who preach the Good News of Jesus Christ, and who live as peacemakers in the world. No matter who is president, Jesus is my King and may His name be magnified today and every day.
I love you and God loves you,