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… (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Over the next few days we are going to pray for our rulers, starting today with President Obama.

Pray today that President Obama would come to “see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ” (2 Cor. 4:4). Pray that he would be given and would listen to wise counsel. Pray that he would seek to rule with truth and justice. Pray that he would fear God rather than man. Pray that he would serve out his term with integrity. Pray that God would use President Obama to bring about his will for America.

The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD;
He turns it wherever He wishes.
(Proverbs 21:1)