No matter who you voted for in the U.S. elections last November, God wants us to pray for our leaders. The apostle Paul urged us to pray for leaders and he did this during a time when world leaders were not godly. God wants us to pray for leaders no matter what their political party or beliefs happen to be. We need to pray that God’s will be done and not our own desires.
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1–4 NIV
I have been given a prayer assignment for President Trump and I pray intently for him and his leadership team daily. I had a prayer assignment for President Obama as well. The Bible verse mentioned above urges that we pray for leaders regardless if we agree with them or not. This is important because it allows us to hear God more clearly and align with biblical principles that will open the Heavens over us.
As the weight of the office settles on him, President Trump is under pressure and needs your prayers. He is being refined from a business leader into a President. Like many of us who have gone through promotions, he is in the “fire of the Lord” right now. Whether you agree with him or not, he needs your prayers.
I pray this daily for the President and other leaders. I want to encourage you to come into agreement with this.
The Lord gave me this word on the morning of the election (November 8, 2016):
“O America, I still love you and see your zeal for Me. Satan has asked to sift you like wheat and the enemy has been waging war against you. But a remnant is going to arise to possess the land. Your sons and daughters are going to awaken from a sleep and rise up like a mighty army. They will be like David’s mighty men (and women). Yes, women! I am moving on women in this hour. I am going to do this and it will bring about great changes that are needed for this time.”
This is a time to be in the unity of the Spirit, even if we do not agree on everything in the natural (Ephesians 4:3). It is unity that will reveal and break the plans of the enemy.
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Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerful, positively funny teaching style and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.