I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
~1 Timothy 2:1-2, NIV
There are two people that you should pray for daily: your pastor and your president.
I’ve never been that good at praying but the grace of God has given me a greater passion for prayer in these latter days. John Wydner told me five years ago, “Trump is going to be our next president and it is because of the prayers of Christian people.” I’m sure John remembers the blank stair on my face and I think I said something like, “I hope you are right.” Five years later, I know John was right. I have to admit that I did not pray for Mr. Trump to get elected but I have been convicted and now I pray daily for Mr. Trump. My greatest prayer helper other than my two High Priest, The Holy Spirit in me and Jesus in heaven, is the Psalms. The Psalms are invaluable when it comes to formulating praise but they are also good for prayers. The following is a prayer for President Trump following the format in Psalm 54 in the Revised English Bible.
God hear our prayer in Jesus name, listen to our supplication. Violent men are attacking our president. These are ruthless people who seek his utter destruction. These same people hate Jesus and give no thought to You. Father be Mr. Trump’s helper, the sustainer of his life and time in office. May the malice of his foes recoil on their heads. Show Yourself faithful to protect the president and take care of his adversaries. Rescue Mr. Trump from every crisis and protect him with Your sovereign hand and holy angels. We look with delight on the return of Christ and the end of the rebellion against Your Anointed. Amen!
More rain but hopefully not as much this time. Ryder and I went to Wallace yesterday and I enjoyed some good basketball. The Hartselle boys lost a heart breaker: I can identify and sympathize. I never enter that arena without remembering our defeat in the 3-A finals when Joe David was a Senior. I’m afraid it will be something they will not forget but they do have a good team, a read good team. There were also questionable calls and they did not go in Hartselle’s favor. Bessemer had the advantage on the boards and it kept Hartselle from building a commanding lead.
Are you looking forward to getting old: let me discourage you for a moment. June called while I was at Wallace and said, “Don’t eat, I have you some keto ham and cheese wraps when you get home.” I was enjoying the wrap when I felt something very hard in my cheese. It was a bridge–three teeth connected. I removed the three and started to chew when I felt something else hard, another tooth. Not kidding, I loss four teeth in one bite. So I will be going back to the Dentist at 7:00 am.
I am posting a bit early because I have to get up early.