I’ve noticed something that really bothers me lately. People who profess to be Christians are not just saying mean things about President Obama – they’re praying them. The worst I’ve seen so far has got to be a prayer someone created a Facebook fan page for that tells God about all their favorite people who have died this year and then goes on to tell Him that Obama is their favorite President. The prayer’s intent is obviously very nasty.
Look. I’m not saying you have to agree with everything he does. I’m not saying you can’t have freedom of speech. Those are your rights as an American and I am glad that we have the right to believe as we please and speak as we please. But you also have responsibilities as a Christian. If you are going to make statements about President Obama or pray to the Lord about him, then you should take a look at your Bible before you decide God will be pleased with a comment or a prayer that shows hatred or is a veiled death wish against a man who holds the office of President of the United States.
The Bible urge us in Romans 13:8 (KJV) to “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.” That alone should have us all rethinking our attitudes in this heated political climate, but there is more. In 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (KJV), the Bible addresses how we should pray about those in power:
1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
It seems pretty clear to me.