This call is coming to you from the leadership of Kenya Christian Fellowship in America, specifically to pray for the health of the President of the United States of America. As you well know, he has been infected with COVID-19, and was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Center.
Scripture is very clear in its admonition in this regard. It says: “I urge then, first of all, that request, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” (1 Timothy 2:1)
The purpose of this urge from Scripture is twofold: First, God wants us to live peaceful lives. Second, praying for all people, including our leaders, is pleasing to God.
The rise of COVID-19 has not spared the highest office in the world. We must not walk away from our call to pray for our leaders especially at this time of great need.
As this disease continues to spread, taking many lives along with it, we immediately come to sobering terms with our mortality as human beings. Prayer, however, eliminates the sort of anxiety a disease such as COVID-19 might bring, and restores the peace of God within our hearts. (Philippians 4:6)
We must, therefore, set all political differences aside and pray for the President of the United States of America, bearing in mind that we are all human beings, equal before God, in whose image we are created. May God bless you as you go on your knees to intercede for the United States, and for its president.
Joseph B. Okello, President
Kenya Christian Fellowship in America