I Didn’t Vote for Trump, Now What?

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This week the American people spoke by electing Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United State, but I was not part of their voice.

From early in his campaign, and especially towards the end, I knew that I could not in good conscience vote for Donald Trump.

I’m of the old school belief that a president must have both character and integrity, of which Donald and Hillary were severely lacking (in my opinion). So this election I declined to vote for either Donald or Hillary, knowing I would probably live under the presidency of one.

And that one is Donald Trump, which leaves me both terrified and hopeful. Terrified because I think he has some serious character flaws and there is great uncertainty how he will actually govern. But at the same time I am hopeful because I believe prayer is powerful and God (really) is in control.

So even though Mr. Trump did not get my vote, he will certainly get my prayers, and he should get your’s too.

So as Paul tells me in his first letter to Timothy, I will pray for my king (or President), so that we who live under him can live a quiet and peaceful life in true dignity.

So Mr. Trump, I am praying for you. I’m praying that you lead this Republic in true justice and righteousness, for the good of all people in this great country. I pray God grants you a humble spirit and an enlarged heart. I pray you wield your power with meekness, and use your influence to promote good from sea to shinning sea.

Mr. Trump, I may not have voted for you, but I am rooting for you to be a good President, because so goes you, so goes us.

So God speed, Mr. President.

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4