Today’s 24/7 news cycle, with its insatiable hunger for political scandal, has left many feeling cynical and discouraged. But Prayers for Trump: Petitions for the 45th President, which came out in March, may be the perfect remedy. Chuck Garriott’s latest book highlights the importance of specific and intelligent prayer for those who hold public office. The prayer book is intended to help individuals and churches pray for President Trump. Using wisdom from the Old Testament book of Proverbs, Garriott makes the theological case for praying for the president, and guides readers in praying for the president’s work, life, and faith.
“Christians may not get their political way. But they are expected to represent the gospel in every sphere of life. Thoughtful, intelligent and persistent prayer for our leaders is part of what it means for us to be salt and light in a needy world,” says Garriott. “President Trump needs prayer…I hope that the material presented will not be viewed as a book to be read and then put aside. Instead, it would be my desire that individuals, groups, congregations and even those in office, would use the book to pray independently and corporately for the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump.”
PRAISE FOR PRAYERS FOR TRUMP
“The tone in “Prayers for Trump” is civil and courteous, as was the previous volume in this series. Garriott has provided pastors and parishioners with a valuable tool to pilot them through some of their responsibilities in the days and months before us. Our assignment from our Lord is to pray for this administration, as we should for each presidency. I encourage every Christian minister to obtain a copy as soon as it’s off the press, and employ it personally and pastorally.”
–Michael Philliber, pastor, author
“Through the lens of Scripture and the Proverbs in particular, Garriott acknowledges that our leaders’ decisions have real consequences both nationally and globally. But more amazingly, so can our prayers. Whatever your thoughts may be of our 45th President, this book is a valuable tool, as it calls on the church to pray as we are commanded in Scripture.”
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As you reflect on the importance of prayer, consider listening to Andrew Russell’s “Our Father,” from his recent EP I Am Who I Am.