5 Key Points to Pray for President Trump’s New Administration
By Dave Butts
Since the days of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the first 100 days of any new presidency have often been times of intense and focused activity. It appears that the Trump Presidency will begin with that same flurry of governmental activism. The decisions made during that time will greatly impact our nation. Here are some very practical ways we can pray for those critical days.
Pray for the Lord’s protection, not only over the events surrounding Inauguration Day, but throughout the new administration’s term of office. Physical and spiritual protection are needed for President Trump and Vice President Pence and their families as well as for all of the administration. Lord, be their Defender!
Nothing is more important than the Presence of the Lord Himself in the halls of government. Far too many in our nation would isolate our faith to a private personal one or to a house of worship. The Presence of God changes lives and meets the deepest needs, not just those of individuals, but also the needs of a culture. Welcoming the Presence of the Lord into government can open the door for a longing for His Presence in all of society.
Make Your Presence known Lord!
In the midst of a badly divided nation from top to bottom, we desperately need God’s peace. Pray for the Lord’s peace to come into the Congress of the United States and into the Supreme Court of the land. May this new administration that during the campaign often stirred up controversies, become known as an administration that unites and brings peace. Pray also that God’s peace would touch the Church in this nation that found itself badly divided over this election.
We long for Your peace to come to our nation, Lord!
We need to humbly come before the Lord and confess our need for His great provision to be poured out upon our nation. We need wisdom from above. We need the provision that meets healthcare needs in just ways. We need the provision of a robust economy that allows us to provide good jobs to those who are able to work. We especially need to be a nation that realizes that what we have comes from the Lord’s hand.
Thank You for being our Provider, O Lord!
We need a government that is proficient in all its ways. The people of our nation too often look to government as an example of that which doesn’t work well. Inept and inefficient is often our basic view of the government. We need the new administration to begin to function well. We need this administration regularly to ask for the Lord’s help to make it proficient in government. That includes understanding what is and what is not the proper role of government.
You who created the world in six days, would You empower our government to properly use its power for efficient and just government?
--David Butts is the president of Harvest Prayer Ministries and the chairman of America’s National Prayer Committee. Dave has written two books to help people pray effectively for a nation: Desperate for Change: 40 Days of Prayer for America and With One Cry: A Renewed Challenge to Pray for America.