Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Praying before the Inauguration

The 44th President of the United States will be sworn in next Tuesday, January 20. I came across photos of George W. Bush before and after his Presidency. Wow! The job really takes a toll on a man physically and I can only imagine the emotional and mental pressures he must feel throughout his four to eight years in office. Can you see the difference eight years makes?



This got me to thinking about how we can pray for the next man who will take this office- Barak Obama. Take the next eight days to lift him up to the Lord in these specific ways beginning today:

Day 1. Pray for the wisdom of the Lord to pervade his thoughts.
Day 2. Pray for strength of character and convictions.
Day 3. Pray for his wife Michelle and their marriage.
Day 4. Pray that he will be attentive to edifying support and counsel and discerning to harmful counsel.
Day 5. Pray for his health, physical stamina, and safety.
Day 6. Pray for his children Malia Ann (10 yrs old) and Sasha (7 years old- the youngest White House resident since JFK Jr.).
Day 7. Pray that his eyes would be opened to truth and guarded from deceit.
Day 8. Pray that his growth in God's Word would increase.

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