A Prayer for President’s Day

Lord Jesus, on this Presidents Day in America, we gladly affirm that every day is your day. “In the fullness of time,” you entered our world the first time (Gal. 4:4-7); and “at just the right time,” you are coming back. It’s the Day for which we long with growing anticipation; and, at times, with exasperation—even desperation.

In our most Gospel-sane, heart-centered moments, we know hope, neighbor-love, and redemptive engagement are the order of the day. For you have already been installed as King of the universe (Psalm 2).

Your Kingdom has already come in part, and will come in fullness. It may take a few years in the new heaven and new earth for us to realize just how thoroughly providence, not happenstance, ruled history—all of it.

Until then, Jesus, help us use our freedom wisely, show proper respect to everyone, and stay prayerful for our leaders. Grant them wisdom beyond their experience, and hearts directed by your hand.

You are the only Sovereign who died to make rebels, like us, your Bride. Astonishing… may your Kingship, and our “Bride-ship,” increasingly capture and rule our hearts. So very Amen we pray, in your glorious and grace-full name.

Scotty Smith

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