1 Timothy 2:2 says, “Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives full of worship and respect for God.

On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama will be sworn in to office. Regardless of your political views, it’s time to pray.

Author/Pastor Max Lucado has come up with an awesome idea. He has started the Pray For Obama initiative. Please visit and sign your name. Then on January 20, 2009–inauguration day–set aside some minutes to pray for our incoming President. Ask God to inspire, direct and protect him. Pray for his wife and daughters. Use your worship time, family time and private time to ask God’s blessings on Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and all the men and women who serve and lead our country.

Ask your family, friends and church to join you. Because it’s time to pray.