"that they may offer sacrifices of sweet aroma to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king and his sons." Ezra 6:10
Here we are again! The weekly reminder to be praying for your leaders! Our day of the week, where we specifically set time aside to pray for the people in office around us, because in these days, they need our prayers more than ever. And they need our prayers, whether we agree with them or not, because more than anything, we need leaders who will tune in to the voice of God and know the direction that God wants for the people. The best part about praying this way, is that whether or not the person in office is someone we voted for- God can touch them in just the same way. God loves the people on both sides of the aisle, and He loves to hear the people pray for their leaders.
So this morning, I pray for Godly wisdom for President Obama. He's in a precarious position right now, where he needs to focus on the things that are going on in this nation now, and yet, his eyes and ears also are beginning to look ahead toward the 2012 election season. May his focus stay where it needs to for now- and may he see that being a strong, Godly president is better for his chances of re-election than putting focus on any campaigning. I also am praying for the first lady, Michelle Obama and their two daughters. I really, really admire Mrs. Obama and her campaigning for healthy food and activity in the children of this country. I pray that she is encouraged to keep fighting the fight against childhood obesity, and I just pray that God would bless her with a healthy dose of joy.
I also would like to take just a moment this morning to pray for protection for the people of the world who are descending upon the city of London this week for the royal wedding. There will be people from all over the world attending the wedding, and I just pray that the whole event will be God honoring, and that God will protect all the people in attendance- both while they are attending, and while they travel to and from. A royal wedding is a great reason for celebration for the country of England, and as the people of that country watch the fairy tale unfold before their eyes, may they also be reminded of the royal wedding that is to come: The wedding that will unite the Bride with Christ.