AnonymousDeleted UserOctober 15, 2020 at 11:43 am
The question of how to pray for someone like Trump is a big one. It reminds me of a joke from Fiddler on the Roof. Someone asks the rabbi if there is a proper blessing for the tsar. He says yes, there is a blessing for everything. “May God bless and keep the tsar far away from us.” 🙂
But seriously, I think the idea of praying God’s will, as modeled in the Lord’s Prayer, is a good solution and at times a massive challenge. It’s hard to disentangle God’s will from my own will at times. I think I’m on the right track, trying to following the ethics of Jesus, but of course my human ego gets in the way a lot of the time. Praying for God’s will is an act of humility and faith that I think serves us as much as others.