Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mr. President, Are We Bias?

Originally posted on former blog 11/6/2008

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

I stopped and prayed for the newly elected president Barak Obama last night. The fact that he’s the 1st Black president brings a reality—the brother & his family will be marked for assassination, whether physically or morally.

I started thinking about all the people who like me will begin praying for this great man on the regular. And then I thought about our current president. Did we ever stop and pray for him—you know, on the regular? Why are we making a big deal out of praying for Barak Obama when praying for the president should have been routine?

1 Timothy 2:1-3 says “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.”

After mulling over 2 Chronicles 7:14 and I Timothy 2:1-3, I wondered, what shape would this country be in today if Christians would have prayed for Bush and his predecessors regularly. Instead of just talking about what a bad job Bush was doing, and solely blaming him for the state of the economy maybe we should have humbled ourselves and sought the Lord. I wonder….if Christians had done their part would the land be healed? Would this country be in better shape?

The current president, George Bush, has 3 months left in office. He is still the President of the U.S.A. Don’t wait for “our man” to take office, start praying now for those in authority.

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