I can remember when these words washed over me as a senior at Skyline High School back in 1987 (almost 25 years ago).
“The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” (Jer. 31:3)
And the N.T. reading today:
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (I Timothy 2:1-2)
I pray for President Barack Obama, today.