The Bible is clear about giving respect to those in authority and praying for them as well. When President Barrack Obama was in office, we prayed for him in addition to other elected officials. Praying for leaders isn’t just for their benefit but for everyone they’re supposed to serve (it’s also a Biblical mandate).
Once upon a time, many were so concerned Donald Trump would loose that much time was spent praying he would become the next president. Then, something interesting happened: he became president.
For whatever reason, President Trump has been on my heart in that I need to pray for him more than I do. He, like any other president, needs prayer for Godly wisdom and direction.
I’d encourage everyone reading this to sit down this year (and the next) and pray for the 45th President of the United States. Considering everything that’s going on the world, this man sincerely needs the hand of God to guide and protect him.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 (ESV)
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
Titus 3:1-2 (ESV)
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.