The Presidential Prayer Team
I’ve enjoyed the book, whose contents come from several sources including songs, poems, and inauguration speeches, as well as personal prayers from members of the Presidential Prayer Team. That astonished me, as I’d not been aware there was such an entity.
The first page is by President Harry S. Truman: We all can pray. We all should pray. We should ask the fulfillment of God’s will. We should ask for courage, wisdom, for the quietness of soul which comes alone to them who place their lives in His hands.
The Presidential Prayer Team began less than a week following September 11, 2001, when the President asked all Americans to pray. Anyone can join; membership is free. Join by visiting www.presidentialprayerteam.org. For children, visit www.presidentialprayerkids.org.
How does one pray for the President? Dr. Paul Cedar, CEO and Chairman of Mission America Coalition and Honorary Committee Member of the Presidential Prayer Team, suggests that one of the more meaningful ways to pray for the President is to use Scripture. Powerful prayers are based upon I Chronicles 22: 11-13, the words of King David to Solomon. Read the Scripture, then read his powerful prayer.
Dear Lord, I pray for the President of the United States and for those leaders who serve him. I pray that you will be with him and that he will have success in all that he does. I pray that you would give him discretion and understanding and that he would be strong and courageous. May he not be afraid or become discouraged. Instead, may he trust in you with all of his heart! I pray this in the wonderful name of Jesus, Amen.
Regardless of who is serving or what challenges he may be facing during his term in office, the President needs prayers. Praying for the leader of our country is something that Americans of any political party can and should do.