Friday, January 23, 2009

"Should Christians pray for Barack Obama?"

Dear friends:

QUESTIONS: (1) Should Christians pray for the new American President, Barack Hussein Obama? If so, (2) how should they pray?


Should we pray? Yes, Christians should pray even for those who may curse or mistreat us: “Bless those who curse you, pray for those who

mistreat you” (Luke 6:28, NIV). Whereas Islam tells people to blow up their enemies, Jesus tells us to love our enemies. This is not to say that

Obama is our enemy, but his stance on some vital issues tells us he is an enemy of God’s truths.

How to pray. Yesterday, WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah published a controversial article titled “Pray Obama Fails.” This is contrary to the

popular mantra among some weak-kneed conservative leaders, ministers, and pundits that they want Obama to “succeed.” Hogwash! Farah

makes some good points. How can we pray for Obama’s anti-biblical policies to succeed? We would have to sacrifice God’s truths. This is

basically Farah’s point. His excellent article is at

But how are we to pray? I suggest the following:

Pray that Barack Obama would receive the revelation that Jesus is not just another “way” but He is the only Way, and that he would receive

Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and bend his knees to Him.

Pray that Obama’s abortion agenda would fail! Pray that he would, by the Holy Spirit’s help, see the value of human life and change his

position on abortion, and stop giving favor to the abortionist murderers, such as radical feminists and Planned Parenthood.

Pray that Obama’s plan to give favor to homosexual militants would fail. Pray that He would, by the Holy Spirit’s help, see the sin of

homosexual behavior for what it is -- an abomination to God that should not be encouraged by government.

Pray that Obama’s direction toward socialism and Marxism would fail. Pray that Obama would see that capitalism and a free market economy

are biblical concepts that have built this great country to be what it is -- the strongest and greatest missionary sending nation in history --

and that he would reverse his tendencies toward socialism and Marxism.

Pray that any deception concerning Obama’s citizenship, his loyalties, or his ties, be fully exposed and dealt with.

Pray that his ties to the Marxist liberation theology, similar radical movements and racists such as Louis Farrakhan, and Islam be broken.

Pray that if Obama refuses to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit on the above subjects, that God would discipline and correct him, and if

necessary, stop him.

Pray that God would give Obama an understanding of God’s plan for history and that we are at the end of the age.

Pray that God would give Obama an understanding of Israel’s role in God’s plan and the need to support Israel against her enemies.

Pray that God would bless and protect Barack Hussein Obama, and as long as he is in office give him wisdom to govern in a way that would

bring righteousness and favor to the nation.

The Holy Spirit instructs:

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone­for 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 men to be saved

and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4).



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