Should we pray for our president if we did not vote for him?

Although people might suffer due to their choices and those of others, God determines the times and places of people and nations, that they might seek Him.

Acts 17:26-27

26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.

Sometimes God gives us what we ask for, even if it is not what God wants for us.

1 Samuel 8:6-9

6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. 7 And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.”

We should submit to our leaders, for they are put there by God, regardless if we are being given our desires or not.

Romans 13:1

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

We should pray for our leaders, political and otherwise.

1 Timothy 2:1-2

1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

Let us pray that many people come to Christ through being given this president. Let us also pray all our political leaders and their families come to faith in Christ and make godly decisions.

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