Kevin DeYoung schrieb dieses Gebet vor der Bekanntgabe des Resultats der Präsidentschaftswahlen. Das ist eine gute Idee, die sich auch in unserem Land umsetzen lässt.
Our good, gracious, and sovereign God, we pray for the the President of the United States.
Grant him wisdom, courage, and integrity as a man and as a leader.
Keep him faithful, kind, and loving as a husband and father.
Give him a heart for the poor, concern for the powerless, and compassion for the weak.
Put before him the best information and the most intelligent counselors so he can make good decisions about economic policy and judicial appointments.
May he be guided by both courage and restraint as he commands our armed forces.
Make him a defender of the unborn, a protector of marriage, and a champion for religious liberty.
Make him a man of prayer and a daily student of the Scriptures.
Give him humility to admit his faults, forgive his enemies, and change his mind.
Lead him to a firm understanding of the truth of the gospel, a resolute commitment to obey the Word of God, and a passion to promote what accords with your truth.
By your grace, heavenly Father, may our President be a better man than so many expect and a better man than we deserve.
In the name of Jesus our Lord, let it be.