Today is the last full day of the Obama Administration. For the last eight years, my biggest fears were either the President would be assassinated, or he would be involved in some scandal. I prayed everyday that these things would not come to pass.
People may differ about some of his policies – the Affordable Care Act, the opening to Cuba, the commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence. In my opinion while by no means perfect this President and his family have been positive role models, for America.
Jesus, in Matthew 5:48 tells us, “Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.” (The Message Translation)
This time tomorrow, Donald Trump will be the President. His manner of being, and political agenda are in no way aligned with the way I think, act or live. My notion is to oppose him and everything he stands for.
However, Jesus tells me to love my enemies. Jesus tells me to seek to understand my enemies. Jesus tells me to let my enemies bring out the best in me, not the worst.
Therefore, tomorrow just as I have done for the last eight years, I will pray for my President.
-I pray for his safety.
-I will pray that he governs with wisdom.
-I will pray that he uses his position and powers to help the least of God’s people.
-I will pray for our nation to be at peace.
I will pray for my President – I will pray for President Trump.