America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance — it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded. ~ Fulton J. Sheen

A few years ago I came across a little gem of an article (in Time magazine of all places) written by Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles.

His theme was how we are always reaching for figures from the past to compare with the figures of the present. Not only do we invoke the great — Lincoln, Churchill, King, but also the evil — Hitler, Stalin, Mao — with monotonous regularity. It seems we can’t make up our own minds without some well-known figure to clinch the deal. But sometimes the analogy is so outrageous and so wrong that you have to yell: “Stop!”

I must admit that yours truly has more than a propensity for comparing character for character with the icons of history, especially those in the Bible, since they are very teachable moments. Spend enough time studying the life of King David for instance, and you start to expect that he will turn up in popular culture on a regular basis. Each time the ‘little guy’ wins, you get comparisons of David and Goliath. Or say, when a public figure gets caught el flagrante delicto, David and Bathsheba come to mind. There are indeed many examples of David turning up in the news to explain the events of the day.

Which conveniently brings me to the topic at hand, which is prayers for our president.

This past Thursday, Cheryl Adamson in American Thinker had a wonderful short (five paragraphs only) prayer-at-will laid on her heart for our fearless president, his family, and administration. It goes, in part:

My heart is heavy with everything happening to our beautiful nation. I believe that enough faithful prayed with all their might election day in 2016 and that God heard our prayers and granted our request. We cannot rest in our prayer requests. 

President Trump is being viciously attacked by various satanic, evil groups who desperately want to destroy our nation. We must every minute of every day pray fervently, asking God to guide and protect our president. We need to flood heaven with our requests. As the words in Our Lord’s Prayer state, “deliver us from evil.” 

Most Bible-readers don’t see the United States in Revelation or other end-times descriptions in the Bible. My thinking brings me to have faith that the coalitions trying to destroy the United States may not succeed, because if they did, the United States would most likely be one of the nations that tries to destroy Israel. We would be easily identifiable. 

Back to President Trump and the power of prayer.

The entire point of the David and Bathsheba story (II Samuel, Chapter 11) is not that power and fear went to David’s head and he committed a terrible sin. He becomes ‘a man after God’s own heart’ not for his sin, but for his sorrow. When confronted by the prophet Nathan with his sin, David does not do what any other ancient king would have done — call for Nathan’s head.

Instead, David repents and weeps and begs forgiveness of God. The son born of the adulterous union dies despite David’s urgent and wracking pleas on his child’s behalf.

In other words, if you want to make a case for a man being after God’s own heart, find a man who admits his misdeeds, can cry at his sins, and strive to be better with people and with God (see David’s ‘Psalm of Sorrows’, Psalm 51).

Cheryl Adamson to the end:

Whether or not this is a possibility, our president needs our prayers. As others have written, the groups and individuals attacking him practice double standards. The perverted Clinton killing machine has gotten off scot-free for so many crimes. The lying, sneering Obama contrivance works in the shadows like a snake. There are so many in D.C. and elsewhere in our nation contributing to the destruction of the United States. Only God can save and protect us. 

I’m requesting that readers offer prayers for President Trump and our USA when they get up in the morning, when they go to bed at night, while driving to work or school, during their breaks. Pray individually, as a couple, and as a family,  every opportunity throughout the day. Make it a daily habit. God will hear our prayers. And we must always remember that it’s God’s will to be done. He loves us and will answer our prayers in His way.

It is good to be in the presence of praying people, to see so many of us, the children of God, recognize that he chooses our leaders. For whatever reason, both good and bad, he loves us and has blessed the United States of America with Donald J. Trump as president. As a country, we are a sinful nation, not unlike the ancient nation of Israel.

Let We the People go forth and pray for this country, our leaders, and for a revival of a new spiritual awakening to take America back to the heights of a true Godly acclamation. May God Bless all of us who keep the faith in the name of Jesus.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Amen. Maranatha. In Him!

Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is ‘timing’; it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. ~ Fulton J. Sheen


H/T Cheryl Adamson and American Thinker

Rabbi David Wolpe and Time magazine archive


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!