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'Circle of Protection' Prays for President Obama


President Obama's "Circle of Protection" met with him at the White House today. The "Circle" is made of prominent pastors from the Washington, D.C., area and across the country.

The group discussed the spending issues being considered by the president and Congress, alongside a deal to increase the nation's borrowing power. At least some members of the "Circle" are concerned about cuts in programs that benefit the poor.

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, is a member of the "Circle." He tells Beltway Buzz that all Christians have a duty to pray for the president. (Scroll down to read a transcript of his comments).

"Regardless of where we stand politically, the fact of the matter is that we are called by God to pray, to intercede for those who are in power, those who are in government. We have that admonition on behalf of the Lord throughout Scripture: Old and New Testament.

So it is the responsibility for every Bible believing Christian to pray for our leadership, to pray for the president of the United States to pray for members of the House and the Senate, for our governors, for all of our elected officials.

"We need the wisdom of God, we need the guidance of the Holy Spirit to inundate the political corridors in order to make sure that what is good, that at the end of the day we do justice, we love mercy, we walk humbly before God, to make sure that Luke 4 and Isaiah 61 and Matthew 25 and John 3:16 all come to pass.

In order to fulfill the great commission we need to pray for leaders that understand that religious liberty is the strongest asset that we have in our nation. So we must pray.

"We don't have to agree with them to pray for them and that's what every Christian should understand. You don't have to agree for your political leader in order to pray for your political leader and the prayer should not be 'Lord kill them' or 'Lord, take care of them or remove them', the prayer should be for wisdom and guidance and protection and for the Spirit of God to touch them as they make the decisions that will change this nation forevermore."

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# RE: 'Circle of Protection' Prays for President Obama

Strongly agree, thank you Pastor for reminding every Christian what our duty is whether we voted for the person in the office or not.
Left by mnmderby on Jul 20, 2011 7:07 PM

# RE: 'Circle of Protection' Prays for President Obama

OUR COUNTRY NEEDS ALL THE PEOPLE TO PRAY AND INTERCEDE FOR THE LEADERS. GOD SAYS; ISAIAH 55;7 LET THE WICKED FORSAKE HIS WAY'AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS MAN HIS THOUGHT; AND LET HIM RETURN UNTO THE LORD, AND HE WILL HAVE MERCY UPON HIM; AND TO OUR GOD, FOR HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON. ISAIAH; 59;1 BEHOLD THE LORD'S HAND IS NOT SHORTENED THAT IT CANNOT HEAR. 2; BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR [OUR] SINS HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU AND ME, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR. BY ADMITTING AND CONFESSING OUR SINS AND ASKING HIM FOR FORGIVENESS THEN HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON THOSE THAT ASK. CIRCLE OF PROTECTION, THE TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY IS HAVING A PRAYER MEETING FOR OUR NATIONS LEADER'S JUST LIKE YOU HAVE DONE, ARE YOU GOING TO ATTEND THIS EVENT ON AUGUST 6-2011.
Left by ezekiel-3 on Jul 20, 2011 8:43 PM

# RE: 'Circle of Protection' Prays for President Obama

Did Jesus ever pray for Herod? I think we should pray in spiritual warfare that Satan will take his hands off of the President. He certainly doesn't follow, now advocate the God I know.
Left by MrRoy07 on Jul 21, 2011 9:17 AM

# RE: 'Circle of Protection' Prays for President Obama

That was Godly wisdom to repeal Don't ask, Don't tell. That was Godly wisdom to want to repeal DOMA. I think not! Praying Ps. 109:8 is appropiate. The Bible says you will know a tree by it's fruit. Their fruit is not Godly. Jesus told us to care for the poor and needy not the Government. If the government taxed us less then we could really care for people and tell them the truth. Proverty is a curse. Homesexuality is a sin. Fornication is a sin. Adultrey is a sin. Tell them the truth can save their lives.
Left by KellieC on Jul 22, 2011 10:43 AM

# RE: 'Circle of Protection' Prays for President Obama

THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL CORRECT COMMENT, IT,S ALMIGHTY GODS WORD: ISAIAH 59;1-BEHOLD THE LORD,S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save: neither his ear heavy,that it cannot hear: 2;BUT your iniquities have separated between YOU and YOUR GOD; and your SINS have hid his face from you,that HE WILL NOT HEAR. READ 3-15. REPENTANCE IS THE ONLY ANSWER.
Left by ezekiel-3 on Jul 26, 2011 4:04 PM

# RE: 'Circle of Protection' Prays for President Obama

The Bible commands us to pray for those who are in authority! We should especially pray when the President is against the things of God. I disagree with a lot of what President Obama is doing, but I know God can change his heart!
Left by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011 1:05 AM

# RE: 'Circle of Protection' Prays for President Obama

Yes, we should pray for Obama. But I do not need
this Rev. to tell me how to pray for him. I pray
that he gets saved or gets gone. He is purposely
destroying this country. There is such a thing as
impreciatory prayers. We should not dilly dally
around, our nation is about to go over the cliff.
Pray for 2012 that we can get this man out!!
I believe it won't just take and election,
it will take and EXORCISM.
Left by TotallyDomestic on Jul 27, 2011 12:30 PM

# RE: 'Circle of Protection' Prays for President Obama

I read a long time ago that when the abortion rate reached 50 million, God's judgement would be incurred. That, plus as long as the majority of Americans are willing to vote for anyone who promises something for nothing, like democrats repeatedly promise, America is going to have to tolerate morally bankrupt socialists like Clinton, Pelosi, Reid, and Obama. America has voted in the leaders they deserve for their self serving, godless apathy. America still provides 300 million to the Palestinian Authority, a known terrorist organization, over 300 million to Planned Parenthood, a known abortion mill for profit, and kills thousands of children for the convenience of ridding themselves of the consequences of their sin. As long as America is content with the attitudes that prompts these sins, their prayers will be weak at best.
Left by Yamahauler on Aug 27, 2011 7:05 AM