A recent news article talked about President Obama’s love for golf. It said, “To be sure, Obama prefers playing golf as a way to release political pressure. He almost always heads out on Sunday mornings, rarely trading his nine or 18 holes of golf for a more overtly religious endeavor.
Those of us who follow Jesus would love to have men and women who are more “overtly religious” in positions of leadership in government. We often cringe at the debate and the decisions made concerning such moral issues as: the right to life, homosexual behavior and rewarding the greedy and the lazy at the taxpayers’ expense.
Nevertheless, we are called upon to pray for the leaders that we have. Paul wrote to Timothy, “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
Maybe our prayers for those in leadership will cause them to become more overtly religious. It’s worth a try.