Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. Romans 3:1-2; New King James
This is why we must pray for Barak Obama. And why we must pray for all those who rule over us. As we approach the end of days, and the rule of law gets more distorted and twisted, our prayers will hold back our spiritual enemies, soften the hearts of those with evil intent, and perhaps even delay the inevitable described in Revelation. It also allows our spirit to bear the fruit Jesus seeks in all of us.
Jesus taught to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44). While our leaders may not be enemies, and most do not persecute us, if we are to love our actual enemies and pray for those who persecute, how much more than should we pray for those who simply don’t see the world as we do, through the eyes of a loving Father in Heaven?
Pray for your leaders, especially Barak Obama, that they may turn from their wrongful ways and seek the Lord with all their heart. Pray that the Lord has mercy on all His people, that they may prosper and succeed through these difficult times. Finally, pray for forgiveness, for none of us can keep and maintain the loving, merciful heart required full time, as we all think or say things we shouldn’t when our leaders try to exclude our Lord in all that goes on in America.