Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Praying for Our President

Ligon Duncan has an excellent article on an appropriate way to pray for our new president. I am linking it here. I shared this with our church people tonight. I also referenced Psalm 20 in regard to praying for our leaders.

This Psalm is a coronation Psalm, given as a new king was crowned.

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.    Selah
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.

O Lord, save the king! Answer us when we call!”
(Psalms 20:1-9 NIV)

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