Peanut Gallery: The Inauguration of Donald J Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America is only 2 days away. Please pray for the President-Elect.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has provided five excerpts from the Inaugural Prayers of Billy Graham and Franklin Graham. The fourth of these five excerpts is provided here as an example of how you can pray – today – for the President-Elect.
For the President-Elect:
And now we come to a new era in our history. In Thy sovereignty Thou hast permitted [Donald Trump] to lead us at this momentous hour of our history for the next four years.
As he today places his hand upon the Bible and solemnly swears before Thee to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, give him the wisdom, integrity and courage to help this become a nation that is gentle and kind.
Protect him from physical danger, and in the lonely moments of decision grant him Thy wisdom to know what is morally right and an uncompromising courage to do it. Give him a cool head and a warm heart. Give him a compassion for those in physical, moral and spiritual need.
O God, we consecrate today [Donald J Trump] to the presidency of these United States with the assurance that from this hour on, as he and his family move into the White House, they will have the presence and power of the One who said, “I will never leave thee or forsake thee. [Hebrews 13:5]”
—Billy Graham, 1989 inaugural invocation