• Chris Steele

When a President Prays

Be Strong, Be Well — Sunday, October 18, 2020


Last Sunday, President Trump participated in a "Call to Prayer" phone conference with some prominent religious leaders. The event was organized by Lara Trump, the President’s daughter-in-law.

It was reported that the President first prayed for all those affected by the virus, especially those families who have lost loved ones. Then he said, “God hears our prayers...He's always with us and He'll help us overcome this challenge.”

The President went on to ask God “for the wisdom and the grace to continue to lead our country, and to lead it at the top level.”

When we think about religious men, we probably would not have our President even close to the top of our list. Regardless of his personality and mannerisms, we cannot know his heart. We don’t know if he uses religion for political gain or he’s sincere in asking God for wisdom and direction.

What we do know is this. God knows the hearts of all men, great or small. He will use those who acknowledge Him or not, and those who pray or don’t pray. Examples are found in Saul and David, Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus.

I don’t know about you, but I would rather have a leader who is not afraid to speak of God in public, to endorse laws based on biblical morality, and in some way try to approach God in prayer—rather than one who speaks little of God or prayer, who turns a blind eye to those who strive to remove God from the public forum, and promotes immoral behavior by endorsing ungodly laws. —Chris

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