Pray For Barack Obama is a non-denominational ministry dedicated to lifting up President Barack H. Obama, his family, his cabinet and staffs in Prayer as they serve the USA (and the world).

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Why do we pray for Barack Obama & Joe Biden?

I read an email today about someone who described faith in God as "religious bul***". Those words did not offend the Christian that I am. They rather reminded me that some people might think that all Christians are the type of individuals who pray God for a deluge to drown out people we disagree with. In fact, the Bible teaches Christians to love one another and bless their enemies. For those who doubt the seriousness of the teaching, I suggest that you grab a Bible and read 1 John 3. Verse 15 is a shocker (*) - Please read the verses in reference at the bottom of this post so that next time you hear or see someone who does not abide by those rules, you will know that they do not represent what Christianity is about! Rev. Charles Moreland explains that prayer is important for Christians because " one way to blossom spiritually is through prayer and meditation." I am going to spare you a detailed theological post here but as a fellow Christian pointed out, among other responsibilities, the next President/Vice President of the United States of America will have to keep an eye on:
  • A budget of $2.568 trillion in revenues and $2.73 trillion in expenditures
  • A debt of $ 9,697,453,381,850
  • The world's third-largest country by size (after Russia and Canada) and by population (after China and India)
  • A government constituency of 50 states, over six time zones and an additional five territories, coordinating efforts with 55 governors
  • A Congress of 435 representatives and 100 senators, some members of his party, some not
  • 1,436,642 members of the Armed Forces of which he is Commander-in-Chief
  • A workforce of 153.1 million
  • An unemployment rate of 6.1% and 12% of the population living below the poverty line
Do not forget those facts when casting your vote!

I understand and agree with Rev. Charles Moreland when he says :" I am a dedicated supporter and worker for Sen. Obama; now I will be a prayer warrior for him. On Fridays at noon I’ll center a time of meditation for this presidential candidate. I invite you to join me. As a prayer fellowship we can pray for wisdom as Obama discovers the challanges and stress of a life in active mode." For those interested in forming an Obama Prayer Team, write to me at"


Feel free to send corrections and/or check the facts.

(*) The Bible - 1 John 3:
10) In this way, the children of God and the children of the devil are made plain; no one who fails to act in righteousness belongs to God, nor anyone who does not love his brother.
14) We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. Whoever does not love remains in death.
15) Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.
17) If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him?
18) Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.

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