This very morning the United States of America will watch as a new President and Vice President take the oath of office and become the leaders of our country. I pray earnestly for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. God, grant them wisdom in all the decisions they will be called upon to make. Surround them with wise, godly people to advise them and challenge them to be the best they can be.
Give them fresh ideas and insights into what can be done to guide our country onto solid ground — morally, militarily, economically and in any of the areas where they will have an influence to make a positive difference. Show them ways to unify our country and put a spirit of cooperation into the members of Congress so that all of these leaders will have the best interests of Americans as their goal.
Please grant them safety today and preserve their health during this term of office. Keep them from harm. Put a hedge of protection around them. Please cause any protests to be peaceful and non-violent.
“Let the words of their mouths and the meditations of their hearts be acceptable in Your sight.” Psalm 19:14 If they start to go down a bad path, intervene to turn them around.
Dear Father, bless their families today and in the next four years. Give Melania Trump and Karen Pence the patience, the stamina and the ability to keep the confidence of their husbands and be completely supportive of their duties which will certainly create times of separation and stress. Help them to realize the tremendous potential they have to be good role models for so many. Bless the children of Donald Trump and Mike Pence: Charlotte, Audrey and Michael Pence and Ivanka, Tiffany, Eric, Donald, Jr. and Baron Trump. Be especially near to young Baron who likely faces the most unsettling changes in his life. Protect them all from cruel media and from people who might want to cause them pain. Help all members of both families to be strong and to seek Your will in their lives.
Prick my heart to continue to intercede for them in the days, weeks, months and years ahead, knowing that my responsibility is to pray for them and to be a good citizen of the United States.
Thank you, Father, for this country. Please draw us back to You. Remind us again and again of Your promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Let us see Your power at work during these next four years.
Continue to bless Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama and protect them as they begin another chapter in their lives.
I ask all of these things in the Name of Jesus, my Savior. Amen.