Over 250 Christians who are leaders in their church or Christian foundation, government agencies, the entertainment industry, and other specific organizations have come together to declare June 2, 2019 as a SPECIAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PRESIDENT.
Among those leaders include: Ed & Lynn Alderson—National Director, HAPN Network, John & Lisa Bevere—Messenger International, Julie Clinton—President, Extraordinary Women Ministries, Dr. James & Shirley Dobson—James Dobson Family Institute, Jerry Falwell, Jr.—President, Liberty University, Danny Gokey—Christian Music Artist, Rev. Franklin Graham–Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, Dr. Jack Graham—Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, John Hagee—Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Founder of Christians United for Israel, Gov. Mike Huckabee—Former Governor of Arkansas, Robert Jeffress—Senior Pastor, First Baptist Dallas, Dr. David Jeremiah—Turning Point Ministries, Alveda King—Civil Rights for the Unborn, Greg Laurie—Senior Pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Lisa Osteen—Associate Pastor, Lakewood Church, Chonda Pierce—Christian Artist, Phil & Al Robertson—Unashamed Podcast on BlazeTV.
The Bible is specific when it comes to instruction on praying for leaders.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
Copied from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s web page:
We the undersigned are calling for June 2 to be a special Day of Prayer for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, that God would protect, strengthen, embolden, and direct him.
We believe our nation is at a crossroads, at a dangerous precipice. The only one who can fix our country’s problems is God Himself, and we pray that God will bless our president and our nation for His glory.
Written by Franklin Graham—
Along with 250+ Christian leaders, I am asking followers of Christ across our nation to set aside next Sunday, June 2, as a special day of prayer for the President, Donald J. Trump.
President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God.
This is a critical time for America. We’re on the edge of a precipice. Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President.
We know that God hears and answers prayer. He can soften hearts and change minds. He is all-powerful, and He rules over the affairs of nations. The Bible instructs us to pray for those in authority, “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior” (1 Timothy 2:2–3).
On June 2, we ask that pastors would lead their congregations in praying for the President, that Sunday schools and other groups would join together and pray, and that individuals and families across the country would have a special focus on praying for the President that day.
Would you let me know in the comments below if you commit to pray with us? And will you share this on your social media platforms so that we can have as many people as possible praying?
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).