Our Eyes Were Opened

Donald Trump Prayer Project Update

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Master of the Universe, there are so many voices telling Mr. Trump what to do. Help him to learn to listen for your small voice that whispers to him the real way for life. Amen       2.21.17

God Who Became Human, instill in Mr. Trump a sense of his own humanity. Let him embrace his vulnerability so it becomes a strength, not a liability. Amen        2.26.17

Holy One, be with Mr. Trump when he feels confused or scared in his innermost being. Give him strength to stand tall and not flail about, floundering for the next step. Amen                 3.5.17

God of History, may the history that Mr. Trump is making bring us closer to the world you envision for us where mourning and crying and pain will be no more. Amen                                      3.11.17

God of Truth, it is easy to live in a bubble created by where one lives. And yet, you chose to live amidst us as a human being, suffering with us, laughing with us, and experiencing life in its rawness. Help Mr. Trump to be a man of the Earth. Amen                                                                                       3.15.17


Background of the Project: As I was thinking about the massive changes occurring in our country with even more to come, I thought about what I could do. I’ve received notices about getting involved with various organizations that will work for certain issues that might be negatively affected with the new administration. I’ve thought about trying to ignore all the news about Donald Trump but that’s rather hard to do. Then the amazing holy light bulb went off. I could pray for Mr. Trump and I could invite others to pray for him also. The prayers would not be about specific pet projects or agendas facing our nation or groups of people I care about. They would not be about particular legislation. The prayers would be about the man, lifted up to God, and trusted into God’s wisdom and grace. If I truly believe in the gospel news, then prayer is where we each should start…not as a last resort but as a first.

I’ll post a prayer several times a week at first. I invite you to join in this prayer vigil for Mr. Trump. Please add your own prayers. They do not have to be long or even especially well written. They just have to be honest.


Author: bethltempleton

Beth is founder and CEO of Our Eyes Were Opened, an organization that teaches people about poverty so that they may reach out with wisdom and compassion.

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