(Today is day 8 of my 21-day commitment to pray for the top two Presidential candidates. Here is the original post of this series.)
“9 Whatever is needed—young bulls, rams, male lambs for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine and olive oil, as requested by the priests in Jerusalem—must be given them daily without fail, 10 so that they may offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven and pray for the well-being of the king and his sons.”–Ezra 6:9-10
Father, today I pray for the health, safety, and well-being of Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump and their families. This election cycle has been unusually contentious, and I’m sure that at times it has taken its toll physically on both candidates. I ask that you keep them in good health. Also, in these tumultuous days, I ask that you’d protect them from anyone who might attempt to do them harm. Finally, Lord, I ask that you give them sound minds and the wisdom to carry out the remainder of the campaign and the aftermath in a way that is best for our nation.