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How to Pray for Barack Obama

Barack Obama

By Max Lucado

I am a pastor, not a politician, so I can only speculate as to what awaits President-elect Barack Obama. The times are turbulent: economy in jeopardy, nations in conflict. How can leaders lead during these days of bailouts and bombings? 

Only with God's help.

On Inauguration Day, ask God to bless Barack Obama and his family. He needs our prayers. And it's our privilege to pray for him.

The Bible says, "Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives full of worship and respect for God" (1 Timothy 2:2). I'm inviting you to do just that on January 20, Inauguration Day. Set aside a few minutes and pray for our new President, his family, and his administration.

What should you pray? Click ahead for Max Lucado's four simple prayers for President-elect Obama .

The images on slide 2 and 3 of this gallery are courtesy of Barack Obama's photostream on Flickr.

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