United in Prayer on Inauguration Day
Author: Steve Huston  
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“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (I Timothy 2:1-4)

The time for division is over!Although Donald J. Trump may not have been YOUR pick, he is now OUR president. Now we, as Americans and as Christians, have a duty to do.

The time for division is over!There are many from the Left who would disagree with this statement as they continue to protest and cause havoc, leaving in their wake discontent, destruction, and a growing distrust. They are causing further and more solidified division. This might be expected from Hollywood or certain private sectors. But when those in our government continue to promote harmful division instead of healing unification and support, they should be held accountable for their actions and replaced at election time. Let us strive to put our differences behind us.

The time for division is over. This has been a hotly contested election, even among conservatives and evangelical Christians. Both sides used the Bible to maintain their view, either in support of or in defense against the election of Donald J. Trump; godly men took opposing sides. Now, let us be unified by this same Bible; let us be unified in Jesus—in prayer.

Ronald Reagan declared at his presidential inauguration, “It would be fitting ... I think, if on each Inauguration Day in future years it should be declared a day of prayer.” Let us be daily unified in fervent prayer for our president and our nation.

Let us be united in prayer for all men (I Tim. 2:1).  As we recognize the great division and hatred which seems to define our nation at this time, let us pray fervently. We can neither afford to ignore this spirit of discontent and malice, grow accustomed to it, nor be apathetic in our prayers about it. We must appeal to the God of heaven—that He in His sovereignty—would move on the hearts and minds of all across this nation, to His praise and glory.

Let us be united in prayer for President Donald Trump (I Tim. 2:2). Men in power need prayer. Men in leadership need prayer. A man who is called upon to bring unification to such a divided nation as ours, while many surrounding him are pushing for and manipulating further division, is in desperate need of our fervent prayers. This president will be scrutinized by both sides, vilified by the media no matter what he does, and will find himself and his administration under spiritual attacks. He needs our united and fervent prayers.

Let us be united in prayer, echoing, in part, the prayer of our 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhower: “Almighty God, as we stand here ... beseeching that Thou will make full and complete our dedication ... Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right from wrong and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby ... Especially we pray that our concern shall be for all the people regardless of station, race, or calling.” President Trump needs us to pray these sentiments over him and his administration as they strive to “relight” this “city on a hill.” May God grant to us His wisdom and strength, coming upon this incoming administration.

Let us be united in prayer. This president, this administration, and our nation need our prayers each and every day. As President Trump performs the duties of his office, he needs the help and the prayers of every one of us. As his cabinet and those close to him give their influence, they need us to be daily in prayer on their behalf. If this nation does not become unified and continues on its course to destruction, we will be no more. We must fervently be praying for “all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” This is the will of God; this is why we pray for our president and our country.

With this in mind, we wholly acknowledge that only through genuine prayer and repentance will we find the healing unification of this nation that we so desperately need and the blessings which we desire. We realize that these are gifts of God and are obtained by His gracious response to our desperate prayer and humbly seeking Him.

Pray for our nation.

We would also cherish your prayers for our upcoming event on February 3, 2017 at the American Decency offices located at 203 E. Main St. in Fremont, Michigan. International speaker, Dr. Joel Beeke, will be bringing the message: “Needed: Genuine Prayer and Repentance” at 7:00 PM.

The greatest danger to America is a lack of true repentance; hence, this is also our greatest need. If we ever hope to be the UNITED States of America again, we must become “one nation under God” again. It’s only there—under God—that we will find true peace, contentment, and blessing once more. We NEED revival; we NEED repentance. We NEED God!

Please pray for this event. Join us in prayer for this nation and join us on February 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM.


To read an article by John Piper that was given just prior to President Reagan’s inauguration click here.

 

 

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