R.T. Kendall: Why I'm Praying for God to Save Obama

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I did not vote for Barack Obama. I am almost ashamed to admit I voted for a Mormon.

Until two weeks ago I decided not to vote at all, knowing as I do that Mormonism is shrouded in the demonic. But I rationalized that our national debt—and trend away from family values—warranted my vote for Mitt Romney.

In any case, Barack Obama won by a far greater majority than most of us predicted. It is my view that the Monster Storm had something to do with this. That said, God (for some reason) has allowed for President Obama to be our president for another four years.

I have prayed for President Obama every day for four years. Some say, "I pray that Obama would fail." No, this is wrong. We should pray that God will bless President Obama. It is in our national interest that God blesses him. God can determine how this blessing is manifested.

But I will pray for one more thing—for certain: that God will save President Obama. Grant him saving faith and unfeigned repentance. John Wesley taught that God does nothing but in answer to prayer.

I don't know how many Christians were praying for Saul of Tarsus 2,000 years ago, but look at what God did. God confronted Saul of Tarsus with irresistible grace and saved him and turned him into the greatest Christian of his day. God can do this again.

I will pray for this every day starting now. As the king of Nineveh said in response to the preaching of Jonah: "Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish" (Jonah 3:9).

R.T. Kendall pastored Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years. A native of Kentucky, he was educated at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Oxford University. He is the author of more than 50 books, including Totally Forgiving God and The Anointing: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.

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