As with every new President; it is our duty to pray for him, those whom he has chosen to help him and for those in authority and leadership over us and this nation.
1Ti 2:1-3 AMP
(1) FIRST OF all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men,
(2) For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way.
(3) For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior,
A reason for prayer and praying
This is one important reason for praying for those in authority and it is this; “The more time we spend in prayer interceding for those in authority; the more we are actually interceding for ourselves”. The reason being is that; each seed produces after its own kind. When we become sincerely interested in what God has to say and / or what He might need for us to pray specifically about; it is easier to spend one’s time in prayer and praying. We all need prayer and want others to pray for us when we need it; this holds true for those who are in authority as well. More importantly, because of the positions and responsibilities that they hold and carry.
No one person will agree with every decision that is made. However, prayers do work and if you believe that your prayers are powerful and effective; you will be in faith while God works on their hearts and the decisions that need to be made and you will be patient until those changes take place. Complaining, criticizing or badmouthing separates and divides; Prayer unites, strengthens, covers, protects and invites God’s divine intervention into situations where wisdom, knowledge and revelation is needed; which is EVERYWHERE and at ALL times.
So, take time today and pray for yourself; by praying for those in authority and those who are responsible for this great nation and all the people who live here.