Lord, as we thank You for Mr. Obama’s fine example of a devoted husband and father, we ask that You watch over, bless, and protect him and his family at this sensitive time.
Please guide Malia and Sasha into the vocations You have prepared for them, and their parents into meaningful and productive pursuits as the Obama family moves on to new horizons.
We also thank You for our incumbent President’s desire for a smooth transition of the power of government. We ask that You give to Mr. Trump a readiness to learn from Mr. Obama’s knowledge and experience in the presidential office, especially concerning our national security.
As Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence look ahead to being inaugurated, give them a strong and abiding desire to seek You Who has promised that You will be found by those who diligently do so.
We ask that they and all our elected leaders at all levels of government will recognize that You in Your providence have given them a great responsibility under You as stewards. Let them ever remember that they will give an account to You, the greater and mighty Governor of all things, Who through Your ancient servant King David declared to us that…
“He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.”
We thank You for Mr. Pence’s Christian testimony, and for his evident gracious and humble character. We ask that this will have a powerful influence on our government for Your glory and our nation’s good as he undertakes his new responsibilities.
Wherever personal offense might have occurred among the President and his team and the President elect and his team, grant repentance to the offenders and an unfeigned spirit of forgiveness to the offended.
Lord, we know how with transcendent wisdom and divine forbearance You often withhold judgment and bring good out of evil. So we even dare ask that You – Who can do abundantly above all that we can ask or think – will cause to grow a gentle and peaceable willingness to listen where there was once hostility, and that flourishing friendship will displace enmity, for the good of all.
Lord, please bless these and all the public servants of the people of the United States of America and their families with the everlasting blessings of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, in Whose name we pray, amen.