Praying for Biden

The last month has been a huge, major, humongous disappointment for me. I have been praying very hard for President Trump’s re-election, but that didn’t happen. So now I need to make some adjustments in my thinking and heart, and pray diligently for President elect Joe Biden.

1 Timothy 2:1-4 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

I am going to pray for him and his staff that God fills them with a knowledge of His will, and fills him full of spiritual wisdom and understanding, that He delivers him from any influence of the devil and his demons, that God would keep him healthy and strong, and mentally alert, and that He would bring godly people into his life to influence him in his decisions.

My natural inclination is to be judgmental, to let my opinions and feelings control my behavior, and to pray that God would kill him or at least make his life a train wreck.

But I am committed to obeying God, and his Word says I am to honor my President and pray for his success. So here goes. . .

7 thoughts on “Praying for Biden

  1. Beverlee Hilton

    I’m still holding out for Trump. I think we have until Jan. 20, 2021. God can do a quick work, and surprise many. When Oboma won i thought he was the antichrist and didn’t pray for him. But eventually i did pray for him knowing that God wants all saved. I’ve prayed for Palsoi also. My heart does break for what could come to pass, but i’m still believing God doesn’t want us to go down the “left” road. not yet anyway.

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  2. Annette Trucco

    Pastor Dee, I agree with you totally. Yesterday was such a hard day for me that it took me chopping wood, and hauling in seven loads of wood to get my mind straight so I could start praying for President elect Biden, and all that is going to come down with this administration. I need to pray for this president even more because of the deception that he is in. Thank you for setting a good example. The good thing is that we live in exciting times and that many we hope will come during this harvest time to the knowledge of Jesus Christ

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  3. Tim Edgren

    Ooooof. It is at times like this when I am forcibly reminded that our God is not a vending-machine God. I do not have the right to pray to Him and ask for whatever I want, as if I was God, or somehow knew better than Him. I must pray in accordance with His will and His Word.

    We pray to an all-knowing, sovereign and good God who knows what is best for us, for our nation, for the world, and for His Church and eternal Kingdom. It is a hard teaching that we must pray ‘on behalf’ of people like the President-Elect and his cabinet — but one which, I suppose, we must obey.

    Either that or we might as well stop praying altogether, which seems a very poor option.

    Still, I think there might be ways to pray ‘on behalf’ of a weak, evil and corrupt politician that correctly and righteously oppose that evil corruption? For example, I might pray ‘on behalf’ of the President-elect that he be convicted of his sin and brought to a point of repentance, just as I would hope for similar prayers on my own behalf from those who see my sin?

    Or am I just trying to find a weaselly way around the commandment to pray on his behalf?

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  4. Jay Wilson

    Check ….. same here. Adjusting will be a challenge. 🙏 On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 2:11 PM Pastor Dee’s Blog wrote:

    > deefduke posted: ” The last month has been a huge, major, humongous > disappointment for me. I have been praying very hard for President Trump’s > re-election, but that didn’t happen. So now I need to make some adjustments > in my thinking and heart, and pray diligently for Pres” >

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  5. Laura De Haven

    In the movie, Fiddler on the Roof, the Rabbi is asked if there is a blessing for the Tsar. The Rabbi responds, “Of course. May God bless and keep the Tsar–far away from us!” This is a season to pray and trust in His protection. Many things that we do not like or understand may happen, but He is still in control and the ultimate victory will be His.

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  6. Holly Gastorf

    God bless you Pastor!! Reminding us to do the right thing!! Gods got us!! Thank you i needed this reminder to do what God wants even when things dont go the way we think they should!! Holly G..

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