Friday, April 23, 2010

Please Don't Pray for the President's Death

If you are on Facebook, you probably have seen this prayer:

"Dear Lord, this year you took my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze. You took my favorite actress, Farah Fawcett. You took my favorite singer, Michael Jackson. I just wanted to let you know, my favorite President is Barack Obama. Amen."

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, please consider these words:

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:1-4).

Please do not pray for President Obama's death (even as a joke). God wants us to pray for him "to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." He is a real person with real needs. If you are a Christian, please treat him with respect and concern. That's what God wants from us.


Tim Archer said...

Amen Terry. It's easy to get caught up in a worldly spirit when it comes to politics.

The excuse "it's only a joke" doesn't seem to cut it in a case like this.

Grace and peace,
Tim Archer

Terry said...

Thanks, Tim, for the great comment!