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. 151
    Sharon says:

    Oh Lord, most High and most Sovereign God, I pray that you would bless our President, Barack Obama and his family. It is my prayer that he would look to you for guidance and wisdom. You have placed him in this place of authority “for such a time as this”. I pray that you would place a hedge of protection about him, Michelle, Sasha and Malia.

    In the mighty, matchless name of Jesus, amen

  2. 152
    puzzlepiecesista says:

    God you are so good and out of the abundance of heaven we are blessed. Sometimes it’s difficult to recogonize your abounding blessing when they come to us in a different way than we may have expected, yet I believe that You are a God who will work ALL things together for our good. You have the very best plan for your people and for those who have been called according to the promise. We are called for your purpose and yours alone and so today I rejoice in those promises and thank you that YOU will work them all out in your way and in your time. I pray for a spirit of revelation and knowledge and a heart of wisdom for President Obama and the entire administration, so that they will be equipped to lead our country and this people to a future filled with abundance and continued saftey. Be a shield around about them Lord and give them teachable hearts and teachable spirits. Keep them humble in the midst of a society that tends to praise the accomplishments of man more than the very God who created them. You are the God who bestows favor and exalts us in due season. I ask for a headge of protection around our countries first family and pray that no weapon forged against them will prosper. May you use each one of us to be your servants and cupbearers now and may you find us faithful to that end.

    In your sweet name Jesus, Amen.

    In His Love,
    Angela Redmond, WA

  3. 153
    Denise says:

    Lord, As I get ready to retire for the evening I conclude my day of prayer for our new president and his family. I pray for wisdom, guidance, discernment for him. I pray that if he is not a TRUE believer that he will find you as his personal Savior and that he will turn toward you in the matters that will be his. Lord lastly, I pray for his opinion on abortion and that he will change his heart through your help. THank you Lord and help us all to remember that we are to pray for our leaders and respect our leaders whether we agree or not but support them. Father again, i pray for their safety tonight and the next 4 years. Help us not forget to lift he and his family and the VP and family up to you daily. Thank you for your son Jesus….It’s because of HIM and your sacrifice that I praise you and love you, Amen

  4. 154
    Keri says:

    I was in the balcony tonight at Bible study when you had us join hands and pray for our new President. I couldn’t help but sneak a peek at the thousands of diverse women around me uniting in prayer and wishing I could take a snapshot and give it to President Obama. I think he would have loved it!

  5. 155
    Carla says:

    Father in Heaven, I confess I have not had the Christian thoughts and attiudes about my new President as I should have. Forgive me and thank you for opening my eyes to see that I shouldn’t measure one man by a few that seem to dwell on past wrongs done to them. Bless my new President and his family. Cover him with your protection and surround him with Godly council during his tenure. Thanks for gifting me with the blessing of living in this great country! Carla

  6. 156
    Lauren Kelly says:

    Amen Beth. We all need to be mindful of the fact that no matter our party affiliation, we’re called to pray for our leaders 🙂

  7. 157
    carol brown says:

    Dear Holy God, I praise your name. I ask you to forgive us as a nation who has many times failed You. Tonight, I come asking You to make the hearts of our country’s people humble and loving towards each other. May we take a servants attitude. May President Obama’s time in office be a time of a great revival. May the president and country draw close to You. May he seek Your face in every decision and every action of his and his staff. Holy God, I am praying for the revival to be soon –very soon. I am asking in faith that there will be godly heroes that arise from our country that edify and glorify You. God please help Christians stand up for you when clearly ideas and actions are not of you. Help us to be vocal when you desire us to be and silent when you desire us to be. Holy God, please be with Obama’s family, also. As he leads us, let him lead his family to see your greatness and power by way of seeking you with all of his heart.

  8. 158
    Kathy says:

    Beth, I know these comments were for prayers for our president, but I just had to pop on here and tell you something. I started your Esther study tonight with some ladies from church. We watched the introductory video, and I LAUGHED my head off. At times I wanted to cry, because I could SO relate, but I was with the girls, and didn’t want to do the “ugly cry”. But man, did I laugh. I can’t wait until my book gets here so I can get started. It’s going to be a great study, I can tell. Thank you so much for doing it. I know it was a lot of work for you, but I could tell by what you said in the video that it was a JOY for you. Can’t wait to learn from what God laid on your heart.

    Love, Kathy

  9. 159
    Kay - Bluebird Sightings says:

    Lord, I pray that President Obama be drawn to Your Word, that he develop a hunger and thirst for You. Draw him to you so that he can lead wisely, hearing Your voice above all others. Contend for him, Father. Go to battle to keep him and his family from the prince of this world. Help us to remember to pray for him and his young family regularly, often, and with fervor.

  10. 160
    Shelia says:

    May he always be a president humbled unto you, Father, and please protect our unborn babies.

  11. 161
    Rett says:

    Lord, I thank you that our nation has moved from the grievous sins of our slavery-past and toward a land that doesn’t judge men on the color of their skin. Thank you for the peaceful transfer of power today to President Obama. Thank you that your Son has broken down every barrier that humanity has put up to divide us. I pray that your will will be done in our nation. I pray that your people, who are called by your Name, will humble themselves, seek your face and turn from our wicked ways. And that you will heal this land.

  12. 162
    Mary in Bama says:

    Lord, praise You for You alone are God. I don’t understand Your ways, but then it’s not for me to understand. Lord, I ask that You surround President Obama with godly counsel. Lord, I ask that You protect him and touch his heart. Lord, give him wisdom.
    I ask that You protect our First Lady and the sweet girls. Lord, protect all of them.

    Lord I praise You and I thank You. You alone are God.

  13. 163
    Cindy- My Life HIS Story says:

    Sovereign Lord,
    Thank You, Father, for this day of historic change. I thank You that You have always looked beyond the color of skin to the soul. I pray that You would bless this new president, Father, with success in those things that are in line with Your will and Your way. I pray that You give Him wisdom and discernment, humility and love as he leads this nation. I pray that his wife be used by You to further Your kingdom in this, her time as the First Lady. I pray for those precious little girls ~ that You would lessen the glare of life in a fish bowl and protect their innocence and childhood. I ask that You be the shield for the whole family. I pray, Lord, that you would bless President and Mrs. Bush as they move to a new phase of life. And, Father, I thank You that I live in a country where divisive politics still results in a peaceful transfer of power. God, most of all, I ask that as one president moves in and one moves out, that You, Lord, would take up permanent residence in every nook and cranny of the White House so that in 4 years we as a nation, as well as individually, will look more like You and that we will have brought great glory and honor to You ~ for You alone are worthy.

  14. 164
    Xena says:

    I pray that You Lord, would give our new president eyes to see and ears to hear what You are about. May President Obama receive your truth and wisdom, especially as the Freedom of Choice Act goes to Congress the next two days. Please Lord God, show him the truth.

  15. 165
    Anonymous says:

    Father, I lay before You, our new President and his family.. Lord, may he guide our country down the path you have chosen. Help him to hear Your voice and to follow Your guidance. Be with him and his family during the days and years ahead. Thank You for Your blessings amen

  16. 166
    April in real life says:

    Heavenly Father I lift up with my sisters in Christ a prayer for President Obama, his family & our Nations leaders- protect them Lord from the evil one, guide them Lord in Your will & ways, direct their steps, soften their hearts towards You- may they have ears that hear & eyes that see & may they discern the way that is best & walk in it. Grant the wisdom. May their hearts coform to Your will & may Your will be done in all of this. Lord bless them & keep them… May all of us in this nation turn our hearts & minds back to You…may we walk in the light, love in truth, be merciful & remember to pray for one another & for our enemies as You have commanded & is pleasing & honoring to You. In Jesus Name Amen

  17. 167
    Rachel says:

    King of Kings, we ask you to bless President Obama. Speak clearly to him, and cause him to obey your words. Show him his need of you for this new position.

    We praise you for this country where we can freely worship.

    Unify us despite our diversity.
    You alone are sovereign over all. You alone deserve our aligence.

  18. 168
    Anonymous says:

    Lord God, I praise You that You are the great I Am, that time is in Your hands. I praise You that You “govern in the affairs of men” as one of our founding fathers proclaimed, and that You are in control. Please protect and bless the new President and his family, and cause them to have a real and vibrant relationship with You. Give President Obama wisdom as he deals with our nation, and cause him to make wise choices that glorify You. Please Lord, if it is Your will, make our nation once again a nation under God, unified in the cause of justice and freedom, for the glory of Your Name! Praise Your holy Name!

  19. 169
    Mally says:

    This was the first time I watched the inaguration of a President. I did not vote in the election, but can see how powerful an action that was for millions of Americans. I was in awe of the people who came to support our new President. Lord, I pray protection over his family. I pray he is surrounded by calm, educated and peaceful advisors. I pray the world accepts him as the agent of change our nation believes he is. I pray strength for Michelle. I pray the girls still have opportunities to be little girls. I pray the limelight of the next four years doesn’t produce or harbor any ills against this family. Lord I pray the President makes decisions based in faith. That he looks to you for guidance. Lord I pray this nation gives him the opportunity for change and is patience with what may lie ahead. I am thankful for this democratic nation and the ability to choose. Let us never forget that is the one thing we always have.

  20. 170
    Nicole says:

    Lord, we pray for that you would stop our President from enacting the Freedom of Choice Act and wake him up to the evil of harming such tiny, vulnerable ones. Please intervene Lord and turn our President toward you for wisdom and discernment in such serious decisions that will affect so many babies. We pray wisdom for President Obama and we pray an ability to know how to honor and respect him as the leader you have appointed.

    Nicole’s new post: The Present of Presence at http://burningbushes.org/

  21. 171
    Jennifer J says:

    Father, draw closer and closer to President Obama and his family.  Keep them protected.  Lead him and his team in their decisions – give them the wisdom and knowledge to make good decisions.  Father, I pray President Obama seeks You and his relationship with You is strenghtened every day.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

  22. 172
    Suzanne says:

    I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give him the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that he may know Him better.

    I pray also that the eyes of his heart may be enlightened in order that he may know the hope to which he has been called, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

    Ephesians 1: 17-18 NIV (personalized)

    Suzanne, Harrisville, RI

  23. 173
    Leah says:

    I know from your Word that you can turn the heart of a king! All things are under your power and we need not be afraid, for you are with us, you are our God, and you are in control! I praise you for the plans you have, Lord, for they are always for the good of those who love you! I praise you for your goodness and wisdom – I have the utmost trust in you! Turn the heart of our president toward you, Lord Jesus. Draw him to you and reveal the truth to him. Let him see your ways and long to walk in them! I pray for his salvation, for his very life. Protect him from the enemy and give him life in you! I pray this for his family as well. Let them each come to you and trust in you, for that is the only hope any of us have!
    Give each of us women direction to pray for him as you desire. Keep your will close to our hearts and let us remain sensitive to your Spirit. We lift up this great country you’ve given us and pray for your healing! Lord forgive us our sins, renew our land! Come to our rescue – what hope have we but you?
    Father, we commit these things to you! We praise you for the trust we can have in you because of your goodness and mercy! Lord, you are everything! Let your Spirit and truth reign in us always!
    In Jesus’ name, amen!

  24. 174
    casey says:

    Father God protect our President and his family. I know YOU can go where ever You want. Take Your place in the Oval Office to guide him and give him the wisdom to be the leader of our USA! Heal our country to be united again.

  25. 175
    Anonymous says:

    Good Morning Beth –
    I am not sure exactly where to post this so you all can move it to where it needs to be but I had to share this morning.
    I was motivated to take up your Scripture memorization challenge. I have always been able to remember the verse & not the address or vice versa. I decided that this was going to be the time that I begin to change that in my life.
    Your advice to us to pick verses that we need was excellent. I did that for my 1st verse & also this
    2nd time. And that is what I want to share. For this 2nd time I picked Isaiah 64:4,5.
    My mom has been diagnosed with cancer & today we go to the surgeon's office to find out the results of the 13 biopsies which will determine what further surgery will now be needed & the course of treatment. I sat down to read my devotional this morning as I needed to hear soemthing from God to give me some strength & encouragement. The devotional I am reading is Charles Stanley's – I use his magazine but you can also check it out on his site. Today's was excellent, exactly what I needed to read. But the 3rd paragraph just blew me away as it contained the very portion of Scripture that I am memorizing – Isaiah 64:4!!!! I cannot even express what this has done to my faith this morning.
    We have such an amazing God!!! We throw the word "amazing" & "awesome" around so cavalierly these days. May we have eyes to see when He is truly doing the amazing in our lives.
    I thank you so much for challenging me to Scripture memorization. I wanted to share to encourage everyone to keep going!! And pick verses that you NEED & watch & see what God will do in & through His Word which is soooo alive & active in each one of His children!!!

    Blessings on you all!!

  26. 176
    Phyllis says:

    Lord, I thank you for our nation. May we stand firm in You, for you are Who You Are. Protect and give our new president wisdom. Thank you for the land we live in. Phyllis

  27. 177
    Susan Murphy says:

    Heavenly Father I pray for the New President and His Family that you will guide them spirtually and that you will stop Him from Signing the ProChoice. Turn His heart towards You! In Jesus Name Amen

  28. 178
    Nancy says:

    Our Heavenly Father,
    I pray for President Obama and his new administration. God, I ask that you will be in their hearts and help them to hear your words of guidance. Help them to understand, at times, what may be for the good of the country, may not be popular. Help them to remain strong and give them the wisdom this country sorely needs at this time.
    In Christ’s name I pray, Amen

  29. 179
    bethany says:

    Thank you Lord for President Obama, First Lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha. I ask that you would bless them and protect them in this new phase of their lives.
    As I watch them on the television at the National Cathedral I ask that you would speak into their hearts each day that your word would be in their hearts and that President Obama would seek you in every decision that he makes.
    I pray protection over this family and your blessings on our country.
    In Jesus name,

    *my word verification is prosper!…Lord may you prosper us in a new way during these next 4 years…spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and as a country. Thank you Lord.

  30. 180
    Vicki McCoy says:

    I’ve been attending “The Inheritance” and last night the camera captured Beth’s Bible a few times and it captured my heart! When I grow up I want my Bible to look just like hers!

  31. 181
    Kristib says:

    Thank you Lord that I live in a free democratic nation where a man like this can be President. Pour out your mercy and love on him and his family. Give him wisdom and compassion as he leads our country during these trying times.

  32. 182
    Melinda says:

    I praise and thank you Lord that while the “heads” of our nation may change, YOU remain at it’s heart. I pray that President Obama would encounter you in a life-changing way, right there in the oval office and that, through YOU, he would bring about the change that YOU desire. Bless him with the wisdom and courage only YOU can provide, and protect his beautiful family during their time of service and sacrifice on our behalf.

    Your will be done, Father, in the mighty, saving and sustaining name of Jesus Christ, AMEN

  33. 183
    Ronda says:

    I pray that if President Obama does not know You, that you will open the eyes of his heart to see and understand what it means to have a relationship with You. I pray that You will impart to this man whom You have appointed as our leader great wisdom. I pray he will support and protect Israel. I pray that our nation will prosper and be blessed during his time as leader. I pray you will give President Obama the wisdom to know that life is to be protected and that he will do so. I also pray that You will reveal Yourself to both his wife and his daughters and that they will know You too. We confess that we are a sinful nation, Lord. Our nation does not deserve Your mercy, but we ask that you would give it anyway. I pray you will lift up people to pray and intercede on behalf of our nation and on behalf of Israel.

    In Jesus’ Name,

  34. 184
    Anonymous says:

    Please guide President Obama's heart, hands, feet, and lips. May he make decisions that honor you. Forgive us all for our sins but may we as a country continue to seek your face and acknowledge you as our King of all kings! One day all will cheer when You have won the victory and all will know that You are the Alpha & Omega, Jesus Christ the Lord of lords! Praise be to God!

  35. 185
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Precious Father,

    May your will come to pass in these days. May our president (Obama and His family), our nation, and our countries (all over the world)live according to your precepts. May we live lives of integrety as Daniel did. Please pour forth your wisdom, dicernement and understanding upon Obama and his family and the entire Nation, as a whole. May your people, Oh Lord, rise up and declare that “This is the day the Lord hath made” May you guard the truth of your word in our hearts and may they flow forth to all who have ears to hear and hearts to receive. Give ears to hear and Eyes to see Oh Lord.

    We thank you Lord for your protection, your promises, your love and for simply being all the you say you are. OH what a mighty God!!!

    Teach us to love as you love and teach us to pray as Daniel did in these days to come.


  36. 186
    Amy Hargrove says:

    This morning the scripture that I am memorizing for this month was used during the prayer service for the President. Psalm 121. The Lord knew that is just what this Republican woman needed!!

  37. 187
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Lord:
    I lift up President Obama, his wife, their children and the staff that has been appointed by him to you for safety and guidance during these times with our nation. May President Obama reach out to you for wisdom and leadership and may your power and grace guide him as he guides our nation.
    In Jesus’s name, AMEN
    Thank you oh Lord for what you have in store for us.

  38. 188
    Jackie Roth says:

    Lord, thank you that we can give you all our concerns and know that you are in control. I pray for President Obama, his wife and daughters right now and ask that you be with them and give president wisdom in all things. Let nothing be done without your allowing it. Things that have already changed, I give to you and thank you that we don’t have to worry but show us when action needs to be taken. May your will be done.In the precious name of Jesus

  39. 189
    Anonymous says:

    Dear Heavenly Father,

    I pray for President Obama to know Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and Lord – and for President Obama to have an ever-growing, daily, personal relationship with Jesus -in which you, Lord Jesus are glorified. May he voice praise to you Father for any accomplishments he has. Thank you Father, that in your Word, you tell us that You are the One who sets up kings and the One who deposes them. We trust You Lord. I pray this in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.

  40. 190
    Anonymous says:

    Lord, I pray for our new president and his family. Give him godly wisdom in all matters and protect our nation, father. I pray protection for Michelle Obama and their two sweet daughters. Keep them close to you! I also pray Father, for all of the new leadership that is coming into Washington. I pray for souls to be saved and for those that are already saved, I pray they stand firm in Jesus. I commit to you our new president and his family and all the new leadership. May your will be done.

  41. 191
    Miss Debbie says:

    Father God,
    Thank you Father for the privilege we have to know you and to pray to you. Please Lord bless our new president with your wisdom and discernment as he leads this nation. Give to him the desire to do your will and seek your face each day. Help him to know you if he doesn’t already and give him a hunger for your word and your will. Cover his family with your protection and draw them all to your loving side. Give each one of us the motivation and desire to pray for our president and his precious family now and in the days to come. Help your church rise up to speak of you and to live with actions that would glorify your name. I pray you might let that start with me. Help me to show your agape in all my ways. In your name I come believing you for the answer. Amen

  42. 192
    Anonymous says:

    Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for being in control of all things. Without You, our nation will fall. May we honor our leaders by lifting them up to you each day. May we show the world that we are determined to respect our leaders, even if we do not always agree with decisions. May your light shine through your children. Give Mr. Obama and his family strength and endurance as they begin this monumental task. May we trust You, the one who is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8), to guide our great land.

  43. 193
    Deirdre says:

    Lord Jesus, flood his heart and his mind with YOUR agenda. and protect his family and his person from the attacks of hate.

  44. 194
    Anonymous says:

    I’m so thankful for this reminder! Thank you Lord that you set up kings and depose them!

  45. 195
    Donnie says:

    Am praying for wisdom, guidance and protection for this family!

    Donnie Frank
    Stillwater, OK

  46. 196
    Bev Brandon says:

    LORD, what a beautiful day from the halls of the hallowed Lincoln monument to the walls of an inaugural White House. Thank you for setting me free from the unbelievable prejudice I grew up with in my hometown. Thank you for bringing us to this place of freedom in our country. May our new president be filled with the knowledge of Your Will, Eph 1:17,18, as he speaks and lives out the verse he quoted in his address, I Cor 13:11, becoming a man of courage. May we all give up childish things and find you in the midst these next four years.

  47. 197
    Shalise says:

    I just read the comment from anonymous about not bringing yourself to pray for President Obama. I am w/you! I prayed till my head hurt during the election, knowing what might happen to this country if he were to become our president. I know it’s hard. I feel drained from being so involved this time around. I think God knows our hearts. We are just saddened. God is STILL in control over all, and our mission here on earth is the same now that it was before he took office. God is good. He will help us have a desire to pray for the Obama’s because I believe God wants each one of us to be on our knees, regardless of what is happening or who is in leadership. Take heart!

  48. 198
    Tina says:

    Thank you for the mercy you have shown this country. For your provision. I pray for powerful protection over the Obama family. For wisdom and clarity. For integrity as well. I pray that believers will lead the way in acts of service, humility and genuine love. May we be a revolutionary generation for you, Jesus!

  49. 199
    Anonymous says:

    Praise you Lord. You alone put leadership in place. Help us to always say “Amen” to your will. Thank you that our President states that he believes in Jesus!May he look more and more like you.

  50. 200
    Anonymous says:

    Lord…..I did not vote for this man but you are always in control and THIS gives me comfort.
    Protect him and his lovely family…..Bring revival to our land. Bring revival to our youth. Open the eyes of this Great Nation…that we would see that our trust should be in you and you alone.
    Have mercy upon this Nation that has so turned away from you. Have mercy.

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