THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION
George W. Bush & The United States of America
Jehoiada made a
covenant - that he, the people and the king would be the Lord's people... the
people of the land rejoiced. And the city was quiet… (2 Chr 23:16-24
For the LORD is our
Judge… Lawgiver… [and] King; He will save us (Is 33:22).
The Presidential Inauguration is a time of profound
solemnity and celebration. Yet this Inauguration will be troubled by
America’s sharp cultural divide, the reality of war, and a host of
domestic and international challenges. God-fearing Americans ought
wholeheartedly to bless and pray for President George W. Bush.
will attempt to disrupt the Inauguration and parade. Bitter Bush adversaries
have and will try to defame the President throughout his term.
terrorists, despite unprecedented security measures, still pose a threat to
crowds at inaugural events and to Americans everywhere.
the Episcopalian minister chosen to offer the inaugural invocation “is a
liberal thinker who preaches inclusiveness in his sermons… and welcomes
same-sex couples in his congregation” (http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/lifestyle/bal-te.to.reverend19jan19,1,2530929.story?ctrack=2&cset=true
ceremonies in the west evolve from the historic coronations in Scripture. The
kings of Israel swore allegiance to God and His Word, and renewed the covenant
between God, the King and people, pledging their mutual accountability.
President Bush, like every other President, will place his hand on the Bible
and swear on oath, “so help me God” (see http://www.nationalreview.com/script/printpage.asp?ref=/comment/kengor200501180831.asp
So the President is responsible to God and to us. We, too,
are responsible – to pray for the President and keep him accountable to God. As he takes his oath,
we ought to pledge our troth to our Country and Constitution, but above all, to
King Jesus. Only His blessing will enable our President and nation to prosper.
Please Join Us in Prayer:
Father, STAND GUARD over the President
& America today & in the years ahead. PROTECT him! GOVERN his speech
& ANOINT him from Heaven. GRANT him INTEGRITY & COURAGE to keep his
promises regarding Life, Marriage & every matter important to You. In Jesus
Name, AMEN! (Dt 7:9-12; 8:18-20; 29:9-15; Josh 1:6-9; Ps 127:1; 132:1-8)