Farah is on record as recommending that Christians pray for the failure of Obama’s programs, and objecting to praying for his success.
I have to wonder about who he’s thinking of here. At St. Paul’s we prayed for “wisdom” for Obama. In the Book of Common Prayer, we pray to “enlighten the hearts of all Christian rulers”, and Obama is at least nominally a Christian. I’ve never been to a church that offered indescriminate blessing to a ruler.
In Wicca, they do spellwork for what they need, because when you start working for specific outcomes, they tend to be not what you really want, to backfire badly, and to involve subverting the free will of others. To pray for epic fail is to wish evil on another, and to wish chaos on the country.
The best thing to pray for in the case of a tyrant (or any other politician) is wisdom. Barring death (and who would wish for that? Morals aside, it would be stupid; Joe Biden is Obama’s life insurance policy), we will have Obama for the next 4 years. If God answers the prayer for wisdom, Obama turns from his evil path (yes, evil; “Thou shalt not steal”, and his program depends on doing just that) and becomes Ron Paul II. I’ll confess that I don’t have that much faith, but there must be at least one believer out of the Reason horde that supported Obama as the libertarian choice. If Saul could become Paul, Obama can become Paul too.
And if we’re praying for “Christian rulers”…we live in a democracy; we ARE the rulers, in theory. How about praying for the idiot electorate that has brought us here? How many Christians prayed before casting their vote? Just askin’…