Baptist pastor Rick Warren is privileged to lead our entire nation in prayer at the upcoming inauguration. This is a summary of what I sent him as my thoughts on prayer in the most public forum January 20th. Paul suggested a possible outline to such prayer. "First of all, then, I intreat each of you to make requests, use earnest words, intercede, and use grateful language to God be made for everyone - for kings and all who are in high positions - so that we [believers] may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior" So his prayer should include 1 - requests for God's hand, blessing, righteousness, repentance, wisdom, etc 2 - earnest/sincere words about the President and his awesom responsbilities 3 - intercession on behalf of Obama, as prophets of old interceded for pagan kings, etc 4 - gratitude toward God for being Sovereign of the universe, raising up kings as a "cup of gold" and a "servant" (even though unbelievers) For all the flaws of the new President, his present thinking on issues very "wrong" in relationship to the Word of God, we ALL must pray for God to use him as He did Cyrus of Persia and Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. I just completed 24 Sunday messages from Jeremiah and am reminded again how God used even these pagan leaders to do HIS work. I am praying daily for true repentance and faith to illumine Presdient Obama's heart. What a model of God's amazing grace he will be when God does a supernatural work in our new President. (BTW, I still pray for Bill & Hillary in the same vein. God is not through with them yet) What would YOU suggest to brother Warren to include in his prayer? Thanks.