Friday Favorites. Today is USA’s Presidential Inauguration Day. It is an historic day for America. My presidential inauguration memories go back a few years. I remember in 2005, the day before President George Bush was sworn in, my oncologist called to tell me he could find no more cancer. Further unwrapping other childhood memories, not an inauguration, but a sad day for our country. I was sitting in class in at Cottage Way Elementary School. My 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Martell sobbed uncontrollably as she told us the horrible news of President Kennedy’s assassination. Today, my friends, history is marked by the swearing in of a new president. Regardless of how you voted, our 45th President of the United States was sworn in. I hope you were able to watch the new president’s ceremony or possibly you can catch it later.
That’s right, we are commanded to pray for our leaders in I Timothy 2:1-2 , “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
I joined the Presidential Prayer Team today to pray for President Trump, Vice President Pence, their families and their new administration. Would you join thousands of other Americans to pray for President Donald J. Trump? The Presidential Prayer Team introduces USPRAY100 is a nation-wide call to all who believe in the power of prayer to commit to praying for President-Elect Donald Trump and his administration for the first 100 days in office. Here’s how: http://www.presidentialprayerteam.com/prayertools/
The Lord’s Prayer teaches us how to pray: Matthew 6:9–13 (ESV) “Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.'”
Matthew 6:9-13 (TLB) “Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven. Give us our food for today, and forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”
Here’s a great article about praying scriptures over our nation and our leaders in Crosswalk.com from Jason Soroski.
Have a great weekend – you are deeply loved!