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Let’s pray for the new President of the United States

1 Timothy 2:1-2 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.
 
The United States of America just inaugurated its 46th Commander and Chief, President Joe Biden. Regardless of what side of the political fence we are on, God calls us to pray for those in authority over us. This election and these times of heightened issues have brought much division. We also have social media and the mainstream media that thrive, not on unity, but division. The more we run to one side or another, the more we tend to desire partisan information and become even more polarized. Yet, to pray takes our attention off of sides and seeks God.
 
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
 
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
 
Matthew 5:9-13 Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
 
Notice the four times the word “us” is used. Jesus was encouraging us to pray together. Sure, we should take times to pray by ourselves (see Matthew 6:6), but how unifying it would be if people who differ would join together to pray for their nation. I love how God challenged His people, through the prophet Jeremiah, to be unified in prayer. God’s people were brought into exile and He called them not to separate from this ungodly society, but to get involved and pray.
 
Jeremiah 29:4-7 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
 
Yes, let’s pray for President Biden. He has a tough job, not only with all it takes to run this country, but to bring unity. Let’s contribute to that unity and pray.
 
Church is a great place to pray. If you don’t already have a church you regularly attend, we would like to invite you to view or visit Neighborhood Church. We have a 9am live-stream gathering from our Cypress campus and another pre-recorded gathering at our Los Alamitos campus. At 10:30am, at the Cypress Campus, we have an in-person, outdoor gathering (Los Al has one at 9am at their campus). Our webpage has information on how to connect with us or you can find us online at neighborhoodchurch.com. As well, if you would like to view any of our past worship gatherings or videos, visit our YouTube channel, or just search Neighborhood Church Cypress or Neighborhood Church Los Alamitos on their YouTube site.
 
Praying for the President and this nation along with you,
 
Mike

1 Comment

  1. Beautiful reflection on what the Bible says. Wish more people would read and understand the TRUE meaning of the words.

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