Each week at our time of prayer in out worship service we pray for the president and the leaders of our nation. We are taught in Scripture to pray for our leaders so that we may lead an orderly and productive life. We have no allusion that all of our leaders are Christians or are guided by Biblical principles, but, by the presence of God’s Spirit, He can still use them for His good purpose. After all Cyrus the Great, king of Persia five centuries before Christ was a pagan ruler, yet God called him “my shepherd and (he) will accomplish all that I please;…” God used Cyrus for the good of His people.(Isaiah 44 and 45) We pray that God will work in our leaders even beyond what they themselves understand. It is also our prayer that God’s Spirit will open hearts and minds to be receptive to His word, and find the truth of His saving grace. We have the promise that when God’s Word goes forth it “will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”(Isaiah 55:11) “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword,…”(Hebrews 4:12) So we pray for our leaders, and we pray that God’s Spirit will enlighten many hearts and minds.