“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? – Romans 10:13-14 (NLT)
Prayer: a loving Christian Witness
Heavenly Father – Over the past week we have seen the sinful nature of Donald Trump on full display before the whole world. It wasn’t pretty.
But, truth be told, everyone’s sinful nature is ugly; and no one can withstand the scrutiny of everything that we’ve said and done in private. We cringe at the thought of the final judgement when all of our sins will be laid bare before You. Apart from the cross of Christ, we are eternally damned.
And that’s the point, Lord. Even though You see how far we have fallen, You still love us and have given us Your Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins that we may be presented faultless before You on the day of judgement. Jesus came to save us, not condemn us – and that’s the story to be told to our nation. There is redemption.
And so, I pray for Donald Trump – that this public humiliation would prepare his heart to hear and receive the Good News of Your love and forgiveness. Surround him with people who will befriend him, pray for him, and lovingly share the Gospel with him in a way that he can understand.
I pray, too, for all Americans – that we might examine our own lives, confess our own sins, private and public, and seek Your mercy and forgiveness. Prepare all of us for the day of judgement, and cover us with the blood of Christ that we may be presented faultless before You.
I also pray for those who have been quick to condemn and abandon Donald Trump. Forgive their hypocrisy for they are no better or worse than he is in Your sight. They will have their own day of reckoning when all will be made clear.
Thank You, heavenly Father, for Your desire that none should perish – we are all redeemable. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for paying the price of our redemption on the cross. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for empowering us to be loving witnesses of redemption in these troubling times.
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.