I was challenged this past week to pray for our nation’s leaders. My friend told me to refuse to do so is to sin against God.
I, therefore, offer the following prayer for the Biden administration in the days ahead.
I pray for them to confess their mockery of your church. Please help them understand that those of us who are simply trying to live out our days as best we can in obedience to your word are not ignorant rubes, deplorables or domestic terrorists.
I pray for them to open their minds and understand that our love for you does not make us hateful and that our disagreement with them does not make us phobic. Show them that we are afraid of no one but you and that we hate nothing but sin. Let them know that all we ask of them is that they leave us alone so that we may “seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly, fear you — and you alone — and keep your commandments.”
I pray for them to renounce their attack against religious freedom. Open their eyes to understand that the wall of separation was constructed to keep the government out of the business of the church and not the church out of the business of government. Remind them that they have no legal right to tell those committed to Christ and his teachings that honoring and obeying those teachings is illegal.
I pray for them to repent of their celebration of sexual license as a moral good. Convict them of the insult of dumbing down the definition of the imago Dei, what it means to be a human being, to the imago dog; to little more the sum total of our base inclinations, appetites, dysphorias and desires. Let them see the wisdom in the scriptural proclamation that all men and women are made in the image of God, that we are not animals, and that we are defined by our Lord and not our libido.
I pray that they ask for forgiveness for the misogyny of telling men that they are women and boys that they are girls. May they repent of stealing a woman’s objective identity and worth. May they see the lie of pretending to be feminists while denying the reality of the female and claiming to be pro-woman while telling women that they are not even biologically and genetically real.
I pray that they stop sacrificing our youngest children to their Beltway Baal, their modern-day Moloch of “choice.” Over 50 million executions by the scalpel of Planned Parenthood’s high priests is just too much. Help them understand that finding a pregnancy untimely and inconvenient does not negate that the baby in question has human dignity and worth.
I pray that they stop using our nation’s children as little more than laboratory rats in their grisly experiment of sexual politics. Pre-school and the elementary grades should be a time where a child’s innocence is protected. It should not be a time when emotionally predatory adults attack our son’s and daughter’s hearts, minds, bodies and souls.
I pray that they stop claiming to be pro-science while denying the science of physiology, anatomy, genetics and DNA.
I pray that they stop worshiping the God they see in the mirror and start worshiping the God they see in the Bible. May they repent of the narcissism that has plagued mankind since the dawn of time, of claiming to be “as God” and reversing His definitions of what is evil and what is good.
I pray that they follow Scripture — all of it — rather than manipulating it for political gain and ignoring the passages they don’t like.
I pray that they will be broken and humbled rather arrogant and proud.
Let their hearts of stone be softened.
Let their darkened minds see the light.
I pray for them to understand and take to heart the words of Christ when he said we all must be born again and that none of us — not one single one of us — should ever presume to raise a banner defiantly declaring that we are “born that way.”
God forgive us. God help us.
For the sake of the remnant, God, please withhold your hand.
Amen, and amen.
• Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery).
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