A New President

My Dear Siestas, I can’t think of anything more appropriate and more Biblical than reserving this day on our blog for heart-felt prayers for our new president and his family. You are welcome to write your genuine words of intercession as a comment to this post just as you’d lift them before the Throne of Grace for President and Mrs. Obama and their two precious daughters. Today it makes no difference how anyone voted. God in His sovereignty has appointed this day and our new president needs our prayers. “This is good, and pleases God our Savior.” 1 Timothy 2:1-3.


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  1. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Lord, may President Obama humble himself daily before You, seeking Your guidance.
    May he turn to Your word for wisdom, rather than the opinions of men.
    Speak to his heart in a way which he will hear.
    And in this uncertain time, remind us that You are never uncertain, and that You are forever on Your throne.
    May You draw more and more people toward yourself, Father.
    We humbly ask that You keep Your almighty hand upon this nation, and that you will protect this president.
    In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  2. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Holy Father, You have ordained this day. After so much prayer, you have spoken and have chosen this man to lead our land. We commit to pray the Armor of God over this man: the helmet of salvation, the boots of peace, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, and the sword of the spirit. Enfold him in humility but with Your confidence. Amen

  3. 53
    Anonymous says:

    Help me, Lord, to have a better attitude about this. Because I’m so deeply sad and disappointed over so much I’m seeing and hearing today. Help those of us who are experiencing this to keep our eyes on You and not on man. For You are the God who Sees, and I praise Your Holy Name. You are worthy of praise, Lord! All glory and power and dominion belong to You. I love You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name. Amen


  4. 54
    Sheila says:

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    Please bless President Obama and his family, and Vice President Biden and his family. May President Obama be not just a hearer and speaker of Your Word, but a doer also. Give him wisdom and grace to lead this country for Your glory and honor. Thank You Lord that his heart is in Your hand and You turn it as You will.
    In Your Mighty Name, Jesus, I pray.

  5. 55
    Dee says:

    Precious Jesus, Thank you for our country, the freedoms we have, for the hope for a better tomorrow, for peace and for restored relationships with our brothers and sisters in other countries. Help our country to be set apart for Your glory, that other countries and our own citizens will see You in us. Bless President Obama and his family! Guide President Obama, give him wisdom, discernment, knowledge and favor as he leads us through some really hard times. Help unite us for Your glory and kingdom. In Your precious and Holy name, Jesus. Amen.

  6. 56
    TaRa says:

    Lord, You are good and you supply our every need. I pray that you place your hands on this administration and grant them wisdom as you did for Solomon, and guidance to lead this nation the way that you would have it to go. Release all hostilities and hatred that those who do not support this man hold. Grant his family peace and protection. Allow us to move forward as a nation. I ask all this in Christ’s name. Amen.

  7. 57
    Anonymous says:

    Dearest Lord,

    You are our King and High-ruler. Thank you for being Sovereign and for working in this world to turn our eyes to you. I lift up President Obama, his wife, and his girls to you. Lord, as this day marks the beginning of journey we take with them, I pray that you would be included today and each day. I ask that you would give President Obama reminders of you and that you would give he and his counselors wisdom.

    I lift up his wife and ask that you would speak to her and equip her to stand firm with her husband. I ask that you would strengthen their marriage and make it a testimony to you.

    I also lift up his dear girls and ask that you would shelter them and fill their lives with love. May the family know peace and find shelter in you.

    Father, may we uphold this family and seek you as a nation. Above all, may you be glorified by our choices.

    In Jesus’ name,

  8. 58
    rooney says:

    God, You Reign. Reign now in the heart of President Obama. If he doesn’t know you as Savior, draw him unto Yourself by Your Spirit. Then, God, may his decisions be reflective of Your love and power in his life.
    Your are sovereign, Mighty God. We bow to you.

  9. 59
    Warm in Alaska says:

    Father, please grant our new President this request: stir within His heart a daily desire to spend time with You – to hear Your voice and to know Your Presence.

    We pray constant, vigilant, angelic protection around President Obama, Michelle, Malia and Sasha.

    In Jesus’ Name,

  10. 60
    michellemabell says:

    How I pray for our leaders to humbly come to You, seeking Your wisdom and guidance.
    We are nothing without You. How my soul takes comfort that everything is in Your care.
    Thank You God for everything.

  11. 61
    Anonymous says:

    This morning on my daily Scripture calendar I found this:

    You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord; He is their help and their shield. The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us;…He will bless those who fear the Lord.

    This is my prayer for our new President and our country.

  12. 62
    grannysooz says:

    Father, Bless and protect our President and his family. We know that you are in control – may we be better citizens under God. Help us help this nation conform to Your will. May we stay humble but victorious in Your name.

  13. 63
    Luv2Praise says:

    Heavenly Father, Today we pray that you bless our new President and protect he and his family from harm. We pray that he seeks out your Word when making decisions or before taking action. Lord, I know throughout the Bible you have used many men to bring you Glory. I ask that he be used to bring all eyes unto you, all knees to bend to Your authority and all hearts to open to your Word. It is in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

  14. 64
    Katie says:

    Oh Lord I pray that Pres Obama will humble himself each day and pray, that we may be your people and that you may heal our land. I pray that he uphold your truth and that his family would spur him onto good deeds, in Jesus Name!

  15. 65
    Dianne says:

    I also pray for protection for our president and his precious family. I also pray that the transition of office will take place in a way that would honor You. President Obama has taken on a tremendous responsibility – more than most of us can imagine – and I pray that You would give wisdom and discernment and an awareness of You and a resolve to seek Your guidance on a daily basis. I also pray that our nation would be faithful to lift President Obama to You in prayer each day.

    Please continue to be with all those participating in various inauguration activities throughout the day and keep them safe.

    Now, Lord, as the Obama family makes the huge adjustments in this transition to this office, a new home, new school situations, and just a new way of life, let them feel Your nearness. Bless them and keep them in Your tender care.

    Thank You for Your love and new mercies each day.

    In Jesus name,

  16. 66
    lori says:

    Thank you Father for being in control. Thank you that you knew when you Knit Barrack Obama together in his mothers womb, you knew he would be giving the task of being the 43rd man to lead this country. Thank you that you are in control. It’s all good–Amen–

  17. 67
    Anonymous says:

    Lord i lift up President Oboma and his family to you. I pray you will grant him your wisdom as he leads our goverment. I pray you will protect him and his family. Please hold him close to you and cause him to yeild to your will for america

  18. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Father God, Bless and keep the President and his family, the Vice President and his family, and all the newly elected leaders safe. Give them the guidance and peace that can only come from You. Bless them with wisdom, discernment, strength, and courage. Let Your word and Your will be their guiding light.
    Beth, Thanks for opening this up for prayer. It’s been on my heart how I don’t pray for them on a regular basis, and how I need to start that, and teach it to our son.
    Kim Feth
    Apex, NC

  19. 69
    Debbie M says:

    Almighty and Loving Father How we thank you that we all are your children and Love us all right where we are at. I lift up to your our strong and sustaining Father Our President, his family, advisors and all that he will seek. bless them Lord Jesus grant on them your protection and Blessing as our President goes out this day to do the Job set before Him. We know nothing is a surprise to you Lord, not us, not our circumstances not where we are.. We are yours Lord everything is yours, You ar a maker and Keeper and we bless your most holy name Jesus as you watch over our nation and our President. In your prescious name Jesus we pray. AMEN!

  20. 70
    Nightingale says:

    Lord Jesus,
    Thank you for this great nation. Thank you for our freedom. Thank you for the men and women who selflessly serve and put their lives on the line so we can speak freely and worship freely.
    Thank you for the commitment and service of George W. Bush for the past eight years. Thank you for Laura Bush and her service. Watch over them and continue to bless them.
    Now, Lord, grant your blessing upon our new president and vice president. You have placed them in leadership for this time. May they lead on their knees – bowed before you in prayer for discernment in all things.
    Please continue to watch over our nation. We come humbly before you, asking you for a revival – one soul at a time.

    Thank you, God, that you are in control. We love you and ask for your guidance and protection.

    In Your most holy name, Amen.

  21. 71
    Heather C says:

    Oh, Father, You are in control. You not only knew this day would come, but in Your sovereignty You allowed it. You ordained it. Grant President Obama wisdom and discernment. Lead him as he seeks to run our nation. Father, may he experience things that will turn his heart toward You. Do a mighty work in his life, Lord. Open his eyes to his need for You, and move him to receive Your saving grace. Protect him, Father, and his family. Give them strength and courage as they step out in this new role. I pray that You would help them all adjust, particularly his girls, to the new surroundings… the new life. Father, may the press be respectful of them. Oh Lord, protect them. Help us, as believers, to be faithful in lifting the Obamas before You, and all the leaders of our country, Lord. Don’t let our dislike for their particular politics keep us from heartfelt intercession. You have called us to nothing less. I love You, Lord. Thank You for THIS day.

  22. 72
    gretchen says:

    Precious Father-
    Our country is in such need of Your direction. Please protect President Obama and his family. May our new President seek Your face and Your approval in every decision he makes. I ask that You would bless him and his presidency. May all that he does, and all that we do as a country bring You glory – for You alone are worthy of all glory and honor.

    In the precious name that is above all names – JESUS.


  23. 73
    glorysuzy says:

    Lord God I stand in agreement with the Siestas that lift President Obmana and his family up to you. Keep he and his family safe. Help him keep his eyes squarely planted on You and seek wisdom from Your word as he faces so many difficult decisions. You, God, are the only one that knows his heart. Clear the way for him when he follows your will and stop him when he does not. Bless this nation and use what seems scarey for us now as a way that leads to Your honor and Glorifing you. In Christ wonderful name.

  24. 74
    Jan says:

    Lord, I pray for our great nation. I pray that as President Obama takes the reign as president that we as your people will humble ourselves and pray and seek your face and turn from our wicked ways so that you will hear us and heal this land. Lord, I also lift up the presidents family, especially those two precious little girls who will for he next 4 years live in a fishbowl in evey home. Help them be understanding of our love and the job there dad has been elected to do. Be with his lovely wife. Give her an extra dose of patience and kindness as she is leading so many youg people who will be looking up to her. Thank you father for the leadeship that President and Mrs. Bush provided and as they leave Washington and head back to good old Texas, be with them and give them rest and precious time to spend together. Help us as your people to remain in prayer so we too can be attuned to your will and the job you would have us do.

  25. 75
    HisTreasuredPossession says:

    Praise you Father for establishing your man in this country at this hour of history. I thank you that thought people are all over the spectrum about this, we know You are Sovereign and in Authority, and that our country has a peaceful transfer of power. I pray blessing on the Obamas as they, each one, take on responsibility and pressures. I pray for godly infulence and decisions. I pray for good counsel. I pray for the desire that right be accomplished would prevail over the dark forces of evil, for we know that the struggle is not against flesh and blood. Lord Jesus, be exaulted in our nation through this President and may we, your people, be faithful to pray consistently for him. In your powerful and accomplishing Name I ask. AMEN

  26. 76
    Elaine says:

    Father God, we praise You because You alone are Sovereign and Almighty. On this historic day, we lift up President Obama and his precious family. We pray that he would be a man of integrity, humility, wisdom and prayer. We pray that President Obama would look to You and Your Word for all his decisions and guidance in life.

    We pray for our country as well. We pray that You will remind each of us not to look to men in our time of need, but to seek You and You alone. Your glory will not be shared with any man. You alone are our Savior and You alone can release us from our bondage. Lord, we love You and praise You.

    “I am the Lord; that is My Name! I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols…Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim His praise…!”
    Isaiah 42:8,12

  27. 77
    Anonymous says:

    Lord, Thank you that you are all knowing. You know the end from the beginning and hold all of us in your hands. Please bless our new President and his family. I pray for widsdom and discernment and also a heart change for the things that he stands for that does not please you.

  28. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Father, please guard our new president and his family as you work in him and draw him to you. Cause him to look to you for his help. Reveal True Truth to him and then give him the courage to follow it and do the right thing. Be busy in his advisers that they would not lead him astray. Show Yourself so that his knee would bow in praise and adoration to You. In Jesus Name.

  29. 79
    Anonymous says:

    Lord, I pray for our new president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle and adorable daughters Malia and Sasha. I pray for them during this time of transition and change. I pray for President Obama, Vice President Biden, the entire cabinet, and all political advisors. I pray for You to give all of them wisdom as they make important decisions and as they work with leaders around the world. I pray for Your angels to protect Obama as he travels and has a busy schedule. Lord please give him discernment and wisdom so that he can lead our country in the right direction. I pray that You would give him strength and courage in the days ahead, and Lord may he put his trust in You daily to guide him and to direct him in order to make the right choices. Lord may You bless the new administration and may Your favor be upon them all. Thank you for this beauitful day that You have made. May we and future generations look back on this day in decades to come and remember the history that it created. Lord I thank You for the ways in which You will use Obama and other political leaders to have Your will accomplished in the United States and around the world. May they be Your instruments that work for the good of all people. In Jesus name, Amen

  30. 80
    Sharon says:

    Dearest Heavenly Father,

    Thank You for the opportunity to come boldly before Your throne on behalf of our new President, Barack Obama. I pray for protection and safety over him and his family. Lord, I beg that You cover him in Your wisdom, knowledge, and discernment. Finally, I praise You that You are still on Your throne! Grant our country Your mercy and grace. In Jesus Name. Amen.

  31. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Lord, watch over and protect this new first family. Please Lord, give him wisdom, strength, courage, and health. Lord, speak to the hearts of people Lord, who still believe this should not be, merely because of the color of his skin. From the words of Dr. Marting Luther King, may he be judged by his character and not by the color of his skin. Bless his time as President and be with him always. Amen

  32. 82
    Nichole's Mom says:

    Father thank you that You know all things and do all things perfectly! Thank you for President Obama and his family. We lift them up to you in prayer. Shine your light on them Father. You have chosen them for “such a time as this” and we love you. Please send an extra measure of love to George and Laura today, delight them Father! Praise you Abba, we love you so!!!

    In Jesus Name


    ps. wasn’t Rick Warren awesome? They wondered if he would say in Jesus name, and he said it in like 3 languages! Hurray!

  33. 83
    Anonymous says:

    I prayed today for God to give Obama the courage and wisdom and strength of David when he fought Goliath; also that he would NEVER even consider taking God’s holy name out of ANYTHING to do with our foundational beliefs as a nation. (That Reverend’s benediction was wonderful and hilarious!! Git down James Brown! I missed Rick Warren…thank goodness for DVR!) I prayed for protection for Sasha and Malia and that Michelle knows the power of a praying wife.

  34. 84
    Anonymous says:

    I am not an American but know that when the elephant rolls over in bed, the bedmates feel it . . . so I pray:

    That God will protect the Obama family from attack

    That God in His mercy will ever remind Barack that He alone is God and Barak is his servant

    That God will give Barack great wisdom and strength in his job

    That God will bring peace to our earth in our time


  35. 85
    Retta says:

    Exodus 22:28(NAS)
    “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.”

    Lord, be with president obama and his family during this transition time; help them to settle in. God, i pray, they give the proper honor and glory to You. Help us (Christian Americans) recognize Your will and give us the hearts You would have us to have. Also, i pray, Father, our new president, his family, and further his staff and their families, the whole of our government, which is made up of individuals will seek You personally and daily for guidance, as with each one of us. Give us all the ability to stand firm and true, boldly… never to waver from the eternal path of Your will, my Savior and King. This i pray washed in the blood of the Lamb and in His name-Amen!

  36. 86
    Moose Mama says:

    “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
    wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”
    Daniel 2:20-21

    I pray today, that our God will give wisdom and knowledge to not only our president, but to all who advise him.

    Melana in Wyoming

  37. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Lord we ask you to give our new President discernment and wisdom. May he turn to you for every answer, every need. Bless our nation. Lead him as he leads us. Help him hear your voice. Protect him from the enemy and demonic influence.
    I pray that he is the best President our nation has ever had.

  38. 88
    joyful heart says:

    Father God, I thank you that we live in this country with this government and all that that means for us. You have blessed us abundantly. Lord, please have mercy on us as we stray and please Father enable us through your Holy Spirit to draw near to you. I lift up President Obama and his family to you. Lord, that you would grant him wisdom to seek Your Counsel and Your Will. Father, bless this new first family as you did the previous- with safety and the peace of knowing you. Lord God, thank you also for the service of George W. Bush. I pray you will bless his life and those he loves with peace and joy – the peace and joy that comes with knowing and loving Jesus. Father, You are good all the time. We thank You, we praise you and we love You. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen

  39. 89
    Julie says:

    Father God , I pray for our president and his family today. May they be blessed today through the celebration and prayers of a nation. I pray for his protection, for his family to be protected not only physically but emotionally and mentally from all types of attacks that would be brought against them. I pray Lord for his salvation, for the Holy Spirit to come upon him and lead and guide him in his decision process. I pray that you will lay conviction upon his heart Lord about the legislation he would introduce and that that he will sign into law. I pray Lord, that you will open his eyes to the fact that life begins when the blood flows (at conception) and that marriage was ordained by God to be between one man and one woman. I pray Lord that you will grant him wisdom in dealing with all men. Father, I pray for our nation, I pray that we who profess to be Christ followers will pray for our president and will set an example in love, kindness, leadership, and humility before those around us. I pray that we as a nation will examine ourselves and repent from our wickeness, and begin to strive to live a sanctified life in front of the world around us that they may know You and Your Power. I also pray for former President Bush and his family. May they be surrounded with protection from all that comes against them. I pray that you will bless them with renewed energy and a renewed purpose for the coming days. Father we know that you are Sovereign and that you place all authorities in power, give us wisdom to seek your face and discernment to see you will in these coming days. I love you Lord and I praise your name. In the blessed name of Jesus, Amen

  40. 90
    Hey Rachie Kae says:

    Jesus, you appoint the kings to their positions. We trust you to guide our country in the direction you deem right for all of us. Thank you for being the ultimate KING! If this family doenst already know you we ask for your radical touch in their lives. Amen

  41. 91
    Iamblessed says:

    Lord, I pray that you would put your Almighty hand on President Obama as he leads our country. Protect him and give him wisdom in his decision making. We know that you have placed this man in power so we rest in that fact and ask that you would guide him to the path that turns toward you.

  42. 92
    Nancy says:

    Bless this nation and its leaders dear Lord. Protect us with Your mighty hand and guide us with your grand wisdom. We yield to You as our Lord and King and praise you for who you are, the great I AM.

  43. 93
    maryfys says:

    Father God, I am awestruck at your timing today, you knew what our group of women would need today over a year ago. When we watched the intro video this morning to “Esther” it was like you had made it just for us. Lord you are so awesome. I pray that today would be a day of great pride in our country for each and every citizen and for those of us who call ourselves followers of Christ it would be a day to say our God knows what he is doing and I will be faithful to His word and uphold my leaders. Grant favor to our new President, show him your mercy and grace each and everyday he serves this great country. May he and his family be engulfed with your love and compassion as they step into this new part of their lives. We stand against any plans of the enemy to bring harm to them in the name of Jesus. Guide President Obama in decissions to bring this country to a place of rebirth. In the mighty name of Jesus Amen

  44. 94
    Melissa says:

    Gracious God,

    In Your wisdom, You have provided a new leader for our country. We pray for him and his family – that You would grant them strength and endurance in serving our country. Please give President Obama a special measure of Your wisdom, compassion, and discernment. Lord, we want so much for our country, and we pray that You would grant healing to our land. There is so much need, and we’re so tempted to pin our hopes on this man. I pray, not only for the new president, but also for our country, that we would support and encourage him, but that we would look first to You to be the solution and the solver of our problems.

    Lord, bless the Obamas and keep them in Your grace.


  45. 95
    Joni says:

    Help them, protect them, bless them, love them. May their hearts be led to your throne of grace on a daily basis. Give them favor, Lord, and help them experience your Presence. I ask godly wisdom, discernment, compassion, and grace for President Barack Obama, his cabinet, and his administration. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  46. 96
    Sherri says:

    I pray that President Obabma, his staff and others in leadership positions would open their hearts to God’s leading, wisdom and guidance.

  47. 97
    Rachel in Louisiana says:

    Lord, I pray that as he and his family walks the path laid before them that you give them courage and wisdom to make the tough choices. Let his actions and his words glorify you and unite our nation.

  48. 98
    Maria says:


    I ask for your protection over your appointed commander and chief of our country. I ask that you will give President Obama wisdom and knowledge for the decisions he has to make for our country. But most I ask in Jesus name, that you Father, would place the desires of your heart, on the Presidents heart. I ask that you would show him how you feel in regards to the poor, needy, marriage, and human life. Please show him mercy and grace in his times of need. I ask that you would bring to light any plot that would harm him or our country. I thank you Father and I trust in you. Amen

  49. 99
    praisin247 says:

    Heavenly Father, Your word tells me that You hold the hearts of men & kings in Your hands. I pray, Lord, that you would take this man's heart and draw it towards You. That he would be powerless to resist Your drawing, Lord. That You would breathe Your Holy Spirit into his being, Lord. That this man would become a man after Your own heart, Lord. Here the cries of Your people, Lord!! We worship you. . . We pour out our hearts to You in prayer, knowing that You are always there, to hear the cries of Your people, Lord. We bow ourselves before Your throne, knowing that it's You alone, who will hear the cries of Your people Lord. Hear our cries, O God! Show Yourself mighty on our behalf, Lord. We give You all the glory!!

    I heard President Obama say "God bless America" at the end of his inaugural speech this afternoon.

    Pray believing, girls, that God is going to do a mighty work in this land thru this man.


  50. 100
    Anonymous says:

    LORD, you set up kings and depose them. Give President Obama wisdom, knowledge and discernment. I pray that Your people who are called by Your name, will humble themselves and pray and seek Your face and turn from their wicked ways. I pray that You will hear from heaven and will forgive our sin and will heal our land.

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