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. – 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)
I think it’s important that we pray for our leaders. I may not have voted for some of the leaders or even agree with them on many things, but I want them to be safe and for our city, county, state, and country to do well.
The Hill and other media reported that at President Trump’s rally in Ohio, Gary Click, a pastor, and member of the Ohio GOP’s State Central Committee, delivered the prayer ahead of Trump’s remarks, asking for God to “protect our President and his family with a shield of faith, Lord.”
That’s cool. I can agree with those words.
Then it was reported that the Pastor added:
That shield of faith against the fiery darts of the wicked one, Lord, against that jungle journalism that extorts the truth and distorts honesty and integrity every single day, gets in his face with lies and mistruths and innuendos.
I’ve never been that excited about leaders of churches getting involved in politics. I want my church to be politics-free – except to pray for the leaders and to urge people to vote.
Since it was reported that Pastor Click is a member of the GOP State Central Committee, I wonder if a Democrat would be welcome in his church.
Have a great week!