The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior,
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
God wants us to pray. Pray for those in authority. Let's pray for America to prosper under Barak Obama's leadership. The word tells us to do so.