Surprisingly enough, I wasn’t asked to offer an invocation during the inauguration. I gave it a lot of thought and decided to completely overlook the snub and share with my readers what my invocation might have looked and sounded like.
Before I do, I have to say that I am very pleased to learn that Vice President Elect Mike Pence will have his Bible open to a passage that is exactly what I pray about today and discuss as often as possible. His Bible will be turned to 2 Chronicles 7:14 which says, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
On that wonderful note, I offer this simple prayer for President Trump, his family, his administration and America.
Father in Heaven, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we gather as a nation at a momentous crossroads in our history. Over the past several decades, we have turned our backs on You; slowly at first, but very steadily and we have gotten to a point through various legislation and court rulings where we no longer even remotely resemble what our Founders put in place when they designed this country based upon the principles and blueprint found in Your Word.
Dear God, We the People, Your children, have pleaded with You around the country; we have met in small and large groups, filled church buildings and synagogues, held vigils, and we have lifted our combined voices to You in prayer and supplication. Father, our prayers had the common themes of asking for new leadership that would begin the process of turning us back around into a nation that honors and worships You; we’ve asked You to give us men and women who would begin to reverse our moral decline and reverse the decision which has allowed the unspeakable destruction of millions of Your children via the curse of abortion, and so much more.
As You have done so many times before for Your people, You have heard our earnest pleas, and You have answered by giving us a leader who shares many of our values. Father, as this man, Mr. Donald Trump begins the enormous task ahead, we ask that You grant him good advisors, a supportive family, a legislative body that helps him, and grant him the discernment, wisdom, and courage to act in a way that honors You.
Father, he has powerful detractors and enemies within and without and they will do everything they can to thwart his restoring efforts; show Your Glory by making them ineffective against him and our allies.
As he begins his Presidency, we ask that You cover him and his family with a cloak of protection, keep him strong and healthy.
Now that You have granted us this reprieve and opportunity to return to You, we ask that You soften the hearts of those who resist your beckoning, that Your Harvest of souls would begin in great numbers and this nation would witness its greatest revival and national repentance.
Dear God, You don’t need us, but You love us more than our simple minds can ever conceive, and You have shown that in so many ways; the greatest of which was sending Your only Son to take the penalty of our sin on that Cross. Father we need You, and we ask that You bless us once again as You have in the past, as we must bless You again.
We thank You humbly for Your provision and we just ask again that You protect this man and these United States of America.
Father, I recognize that not everyone hearing these words shares faith in You and Your Son, however I ask that You would hear this prayer offered by Your humble servant and lifted up to You in the matchless and mighty name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ.
And all of God’s children said…