Romans 13 Prayer

The 2008 presidential campaign season is over and voting America has cast its vote and expressed its will.

Barack Obama is our President-elect.

As we now move from this point toward the swearing in of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, I am mindful of what Scripture says about governements and their elected offcials:

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities, For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;

for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.”  (Romans 13:1-5)

Let us, as Christ-followers, be faithful to pray for and support our newly elected president and vice-president as they prepare to assume their offices in January. May the LORD bless them with wisdom for leadership and safety as they serve.

God bless America.

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