Bible Verses And Passages About Leadership
Galatians 6:9, Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
James 1:12, Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Philippians 2:3-4, Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Matthew 7:12, So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Psalm 37:1-8, Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath do not fretit leads only to evil.
Evangelicals Are ‘rallying’ In The Irish Channel To Pray For Donald Trump
Outgoing President Donald Trump holds a Bible during a visit outside St. John’s Church across Lafayette Park from the White House in Washington, D.C.
A digital banner promoting a Pray for America rally, hosted by Evangelical minister Sharon Bolan.
A New Orleans based Evangelical preacher Sharon Bolan this evening is hawking spiritual wares at the Pray for America Rally being held at the Jackson Avenue Evangelical Church in the Irish Channel, hoping to “impact the outcome of this presidential election through the power of prayer.
In a recent blog post Bolan informed her flock that God spoke to her that the New Testament book commonly referred to as Revelation was a prophecy currently unfolding and that Donald J. Trump has been chosen by God to lead for four more years.
are coming like a force of mighty waters and will burst through all of the lies and deception that the serpent has sown, she wrote recently.
Bolan, who also sells a line of decorative pillows and Christ-themed COVID-19 masks, has also indicated that Democrats are the enemy.
The event has also been promoted by Martha Henderson Huckabay, who serves as president of the Womens Republican Club of New Orleans and frequently circulates conspiracy theories about Bill Gates, George Soros and rigged elections.
We never talk about We believe in the separation of church and state. We dont know how anyone here votes, she said, adding that she is prepared to cut off the mic if it gets political.
An Ugly Unsurprising Debate Shows The Decline Of Civic Discourse Under An Historically Divisive President
Andrew Silow-Carroll is Editor in Chief of The NY Jewish Week.
Soon after news came of President Trumps Covid-19 diagnosis, Jewish twitter lit up with a debate: Must a moral person pray for his recovery?
I am not surprised or even shocked by the ugly question, which has since been taken up by articles in The Forward and JTA. To be fair, very few people actually said they would pray for the presidents demise, but they did wonder how much sympathy should be extended to someone, who, as Julia Ioffe put it in a tweet, doesnt seem to care about anyone elses well-being but his own.
First of all, this is Twitter a social experiment in amplifying the worst in people. We all have ugly thoughts that we dare not say out loud. Twitter demands that we not only say them but share them with as wide a public as possible. As Yehuda Kurtzer writes in the new book, The New Jewish Canon, the web incentivizes incendiary rhetoric and a combative approach, and the platforms reward primarily those ideas and their expressions which animate the reader and inspire loyalty and loathing.
Even those who wished the president and the First Lady a speedy recovery couldnt resist a little schadenfreude.
Andrew Silow-Carroll is the editor in chief of The Jewish Week.
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Five Things You Can Pray For President Trump Every Day Regardless Of Your Politics
For some he’s a kind of messiah, saving America from years of leftist misery. For many others, he sits at the literal opposite end of the leadership spectrum: a disastrous appointment who could damage the country for years to come. Yet while views and feelings about President Trump differ wildly, for all Christians the response â or at least part of it â must be the same.
As followers of Jesus we can legitimately campaign against Trump and his policies or we can choose to support his administration. Yet while a biblical case for either of those positions is subjective, we’re all called to a more fundamental act of obedience.
Every Christian, regardless of their political beliefs, must pray for Donald Trump.
The Bible is clear. Paul urges that we offer “petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving for all people â for kings and all those in authority” . We’re specifically told to pray for the leaders of the world, not just about them. Praying they’ll win mighty victories on the International stage, or suffer some sort of humiliating impeachment, is not what the Bible asks of us. Our role is to pray for them, personally, and somehow without bias.
Here then are a few things that all of us can, and should pray for President Trump, and with as little agenda as we can manage.
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We need somebody who defends the rights of believers” A Nigerian theologian and preacher
Yet Archdeacon Ezeji feels Mr Trump has more to do for the greater good, quoting the biblical story of Cyrus, a Persian king chosen by God to conquer Babylon which allowed Israelites in exile to return to Jerusalem.
“Trump is the modern-day Cyrus,” he said
“God is sayingÃ¢â¬Â¦ he’s my servant who will do my will,” Mr Emeka said.
Rev Juliet Eyimofe Bintie, who is based in Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos, agrees.
“He’s chosen by God,” the theologian and preacher told the BBC.
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Prayers For President And Mrs Trump And All Coronavirus Victims
Washington National Cathedral joins our country in offering prayers for the president and first lady, and all those affected by the coronavirus.
O God, our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. We pray for all those affected by the coronavirus around the world. For the leaders of the nations that they may work together for the common good. Give public health and government officials the strength and will to act with wisdom and compassion in service to all. Remove the presence of fear and anxiety from our hearts and heal all those who are sick with the virus. Give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure. Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health. All these things we pray in Christs name. Amen.
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A Proclamation On National Day Of Prayer
Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance. Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor, and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans. Prayer is also a daily practice for many, whether it is to ask for help or strength, or to give thanks over blessings bestowed.
The First Amendment to our Constitution protects the rights of free speech and religious liberty, including the right of all Americans to pray. These freedoms have helped us to create and sustain a Nation of remarkable religious vitality and diversity across the generations.
Today, we remember and celebrate the role that the healing balm of prayer can play in our lives and in the life of our Nation. As we continue to confront the crises and challenges of our time from a deadly pandemic, to the loss of lives and livelihoods in its wake, to a reckoning on racial justice, to the existential threat of climate change Americans of faith can call upon the power of prayer to provide hope and uplift us for the work ahead. As the late Congressman John Lewis once said, Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society. Why? Because human beings are the most dynamic link to the divine on this planet.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
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Black Lives Matter ‘hijacked’
The abortion debate has been at the centre of US politics for at least four decades.
White evangelicals have coalesced around the issue turning their anti-abortion movement into an influential political force.
After the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision by the US Supreme Court to legalise abortion, white evangelicals, who were then not politically affiliated with either of the two main parties, backed Republican Ronald Reagan in the 1980 presidential election against then Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter.
Even though President Carter was an evangelical, they saw him as a progressive liberal – and their vote proved decisive and helped Reagan to win, NPR’s Evangelical Votes reports.
This Nun Has Tweeted A Prayer For Trump Every Day For Four Years It Hasnt Gotten Any Easier
Every day, Sister Susan Francois logs onto Twitter and shoots off a short prayer for President Trump, tagging the @POTUS account rather than Mr. Trumps now-suspended personal account. She began her public prayers three days after the presidents 2017 inauguration, tweeting that she was praying for the president and the United States and urging Mr. Trump to fulfill a campaign promise of releasing his tax returns. She committed publicly to praying each day which, she told The New York Times in 2018, was the hardest spiritual practice Ive ever committed to.
With days left in Mr. Trumps term, Sister Francois told America she followed through on her pledge to post a daily prayer. Even if they have become a bit more assertive following the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol by the presidents supporters.
It has been a crazy four years, she said. And the way its ending is, perhaps, crazier though. Really, its just lifted the veil of what has been underneath everything.
With days left in President Trumps term, Sister Susan Francois has followed through on her pledge to post a daily prayer, even if they have become a bit more assertive after the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol.
Sister Francois entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 2005. Today, she serves on her congregations leadership team.
Below is a transcript of our conversation, edited for length and clarity.
Have any responses to your daily prayers stuck with you?
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