Should We Pray For President Donald Trump?

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This will not be your typical article on bashing Donald Trump. I’m sure many of you were expecting that, however, I had to get that part out of the way. I am not for any major political party (Democrat, Republican, etc.). My focus is praying that the person who God ordains will be in the seat. Admittedly, President Donald Trump lacks in morals and in good character. There is a list of negative things that I could (and you could as well) point out about his character and alleged lack of empathy regarding the human race and those less fortunate than himself, but I digress.

Could it be possible that a person who appears to be as astonishingly arrogant and emotionally impulsive as he, deserve our prayers? The prayers that I am referring to are a godly prayer for the betterment of a person’s soul and well-being. When I found out that President Trump and his wife Melania allegedly contracted COVID-19, I took no delight in that. The social media made a debacle out of the situation, and I refused to engage in the debates, memes, and inappropriate humor, but to each their own. People do not understand that is power in their words!

“Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.” — James 3:10

I had to take my personal opinions about him and put them aside and pray for him as a person. My heart literally felt grieved because the Holy Spirit would not allow me to feel any sort of jubilee at the fact that he allegedly contracted the coronavirus. For me, as a Believer (Christian) I am very sensitive and discerning to the voice of God and the spiritual climate. These are crucial times for all humanity, and it’s imperative we look at things from the lens of God’s eyes, and not just our own.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me”
- John 10:27 KJV

President Donald Trump at a press conference in September 2018. (Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com)

There have been many things that have come out of his mouth that I highly disagree with. For a few years, I disregarded even praying for him much due to how angry I was with his leadership skills and unprofessionalism, but something on the inside of me instructed me to pray for him, and our nation. Biblically, things are prophetically unfolding as they should, and I certainly understand that many people in the world do not care, believe in, or regard the Bible in itself. Again, to each their own.

I had to even allow God to bring situations about my character, behavior, and even my thought to my attention because Lord knows I am not 100% flawless, but I strive to be the best woman of God He created me to be. I know for a fact that it was God himself that saved me from situations that most people would not have made out it sane yet alone, alive, but His grace covered that. The reason I say this is because there have been many times I have acted a fool, said things I should not have said, did things that weren’t considered “godly”, I honestly felt that I did not deserve any mercy yet alone prayers.

“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by grace ye are saved;” — Ephesians 2:4–5

The point that I am making is that despite his flaws (not that I am taking up for him), he still is a person in need of prayer and deserves salvation just as anyone else. People can change. Although it is not up to us to force a person to do the right thing, God is the ultimate judge. If President Trump continues on the path of unrighteousness he is on, the Lord will surely judge that. Praying for someone instead of speaking curses can make a world of difference even we may not see the manifestations yet. If your heart is in the right place, God will honor those prayers.

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
Matthew 5:43–48 KJV

So, yes, President Trump does deserve our prayers, even if the things he does or says is not to our liking. I am by no means condoning any of his decisions, motives, or behaviors, however, I am stating Biblical principles that I have learned, and learned the hard way. Think about it this way. The more someone speaks negative, that is what they will reap and even seen happen. We are all entitled to our personal opinions about President Trump, but at the end of the day, your prayers matter, as long as your heart is in the right place. By no means am I saying for you to idolize any political figure (as we should not do), but just keep them in your prayers.

I have learned that sometimes the more heinous a person may seem, the more they need salvation, and that Salvation comes through Jesus Christ. Whatever political side of the fence you are on, whether Republican, Democrat, or Independent, we as a nation must put our differences aside and intercede for those who are in leadership for this country whether we like them or not. It’s not always about us, but about God’s master plan for His Will to be done on Earth.

Shalom.

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