‘Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, ‘
I Timothy 2:1-3
President Trump surprised members of a Virginia evangelical church Sunday when he briefly visited during an afternoon service
Meanwhile, the church’s pastor is receiving recognition for his Christ-centric prayer for Trump. “This is how it should be done,” Denny Burk, a professor at Boyce College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote on Twitter. Burk pointed to 1 Timothy 2: 2-4, which commands Christians to pray for “kings and all those in authority.”
Trump stopped by McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Va., to “visit with the pastor and pray for the victims and community” of the Virginia Beach shooting that left 12 dead, according to a White House pool report.
“O God, we praise you as the one universal king over all,” Platt prayed. “You are our leader and our Lord and we worship you. There is one God and one Savior – and it’s You, and your name is Jesus. And we exalt you, Jesus. And know we need your mercy. We need your grace. We need your help. We need your wisdom in our country. And so we stand right now on behalf of our president, and we pray for your grace and your mercy and your wisdom upon him.
The Prayer for Trump
“God, we pray that he would know how much you love him – so much that you sent Jesus to die for his sins, our sins. So we pray that he would look to You. That he would trust in You, that he would lean on You. That he would govern and make decisions in ways that are good for justice, and good for righteousness, and good for equity, every good path.
“Lord we pray, we pray, that you would give him all the grace he needs to govern in ways that we just saw in 1 Timothy 2 that lead to peaceful and quiet lives, godly and dignified in every way,” Platt prayed. “God we pray for your blessing in that way upon his family. We pray that you would give them strength. We pray that you would give them clarity [and] wisdom – wisdom, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
“Please, O God, give him wisdom and help him to lead our country alongside other leaders. We pray today for leaders in Congress. We pray for leaders in courts. We pray for leaders in national and state levels. Please, O God, help us to look to You, help us to trust in your Word, help us to seek your wisdom, and live in ways that reflect your love and your grace, your righteousness and your justice. We pray for your blessings on our president toward that end.
“In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen,” Platt concluded.
The date, June 2, also was the date Franklin Graham had asked Christians to set aside time to pray for Trump. Trump did not speak while on stage. “Many […]