Tuesday night’s announcement of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will likely spark more protests across America. In fact, anything the new president says or does will surely anger someone, so protests are probably going to continue. Is this normal? Have we seen such a vitriolic response to any other president of the United States? I understand the concern that Trump is very different from former presidents and publicly speaks (and tweets) about many things that he should not address. But is public anger the best response? How should we respond?
I want to answer that question with another question. What is more powerful – prayer or protest? Think about that. Do I believe my voice has more power in public protest or in communication with our Father?
The Apostle Paul wrote this important word in a letter to Timothy, his son in the ministry. "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" 1 Timothy 2:1-2.
Fellow believers, let’s exercise a power that is far greater than angry protests. In prayer we apply something more powerful than the media that is fanning the flames of angry protestors. We have both the privilege and responsibility to pray for our elected leaders, whether or we voted for them or not. In do so, we apply the power of God to the needs of man. Let’s pray diligently for all of our elected officials.
I want to remind you of another urgent prayer need. Pray for the many followers of Jesus who are sharing the gospel at this weekend’s Super Bowl and the many churches that are showing the Faith, Family and Football celebration via simulcast. Pray that God uses Roman Gabriel, Tony Dungy and others who produce this simulcast.
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