What’s All This Witch and Trump ‘Hocus-Pocus’ About?GREG LAURIE
There is a war going on.
But this is bigger than the political conflict between the left and the right.
It’s even bigger than a military conflict. It’s a spiritual war.
I read about a pastor who took his 11-year-old daughter to a rally for the president in which the First Lady prayed the Lord’s Prayer. This pastor said he “felt sick.” He went on to say, “This wasn’t a prayer beseeching the presence of Almighty God; it felt theatrical and manipulative.”[i]
Actually, it’s a prayer Jesus gave to us in the Sermon on the Mount. I watched the First Lady pray this prayer and I thought it was a wonderful moment — unprecedented in many ways. I wrote a column about this.
You should still pray for our president and his cabinet. If you call yourself a follower of Jesus Christ, yet your political bias would cause you to refuse to pray for those
in authority over us, then you need to start reading your Bible again.
Scripture is very clear on this: “Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:1–2).
President Trump has surrounded himself with many Evangelical Christians — more than any president I can ever remember. We should be thankful for this.
Pray that God gives our president and his cabinet wisdom to do the right thing. Pray that God protects our president and his family. And lastly, pray for the United States of America. God makes some wonderful promises for those who pray for
spiritual awakening for their nation. I encourage you to read 2 Chronicles 7:14.