Over the years we as a nation seemed to find ways to criticize our presidents for their shortcomings. Bill Clinton was criticized for being too sexual, George Bush was criticized for being too dumb and a bit of warmonger, And now Obama is criticized for being too young and inexperienced.
We can always find ways to poke holes at our leaders exploit their weaknesses and tear them down.
King David was also criticized for being too sexual, too young and inexperienced, and a bit of a warmonger, however God described him “as a man after his heart” and a chosen leader.
The left wing democrats tear down the republicans for spending too much money in war and then the right wing republicans tear down the democrats for spending too much money on social programs.
Solomon was criticized for spending too much money on the temple for God but he kept going because despite all the hate, there were people who were praying for him and he did hear the voice of God.
But right after God filled the temple that David dreamt up and his son built, he declares as a national decree.
“if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
How much more powerful are our prayers?
How much more effective would we be if we humble ourselves and pray for our leaders instead of criticize them. How much better would this nation be if we dared to believe that God can change hearts and root our presidents in favor.
Just like David, God can heal the sins of our presidents and turn our nation back to him.
So let us humble ourselves and seek the face of God and pray for our leaders. Let us turn from our wicked ways of criticizing and start speaking life over our nation. And Let us invite the almighty power of God to fill our white house temple.