This morning, I spontaneously decided to visit, and pray and fellowship with the black woman pictured below, who lives in Sweden. Her name is Ruth, and I hadn’t seen her for almost two years. She is from the Congo in Africa, and speaks French, and doesn’t speak English very well. Ruth knows I am a US citizen, and so she mentioned that, yesterday, she avidly watched the opening ceremony for the US Embassy in Jerusalem.
We proceeded to pray for God’s purposes in Jerusalem, and then Prime Minister Netanyahu. I knew it was only a matter of time before the subject of Trump came up. In my mind, suspecting she might be anti-Trump, I went into a slightly defensive mode, and started to quietly formulate in my mind, how I would explain my support for President Trump. I imagined that I would – yet again – have to go through the tedious rigmarole of having to justify my support of Donald Trump. Before I could voice these thoughts though, Ruth interrupted my thoughts, and suddenly and fervently started to pray for President Trump and his family, and everyone in the White House, as if her life depended on it! Ruth explained that she prayed for President Trump and the White House all the time! This is a woman, mark you, who has no link to the US, and who has never even stepped foot on US soil! I looked up at her questioningly, and by way of explanation, she said in her halting English: “God told me that He chose President Trump!”.
To me, this prayer time with Ruth was an encouraging reminder that we are part of a global army, and that God means business, and has raised – and is still raising up – an army of (sometimes) incognito but passionate prayer warriors and intercessors, throughout the world whose job is to pray for our president, and those connected to the White House, so that God’s purposes for America, and the world will be fulfilled.
Nowadays, it seems like God is bypassing all the media, and the lies, and just telling people directly that He put Trump in office!
Hallelujah, our God is sovereign and He reigns!
His Kingdom come, His will be done!
I Timothy 2:1-2 – I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
By Jolomi Karlsson