Hi. My name is Bob Sjogren and I’d like to encourage you to fast for
holiness in the life of George W. Bush while in the Whitehouse.
Let me give you some background…
I am your basic conservative Presbyterian. I came to know the Lord
through Campus Crusade and have been in full time Christian work ever
since, serving with Frontiers for 18 years and now on loan to ACMC
(Advancing Churches In Missions Commitment).
Last year, my wife and I (along with our four kids) went to West Africa
to encourage missionaries. The trip took six weeks. Knowing we needed
prayer coverage, we ended up getting at least one person to fast for
every day we were over there.
While there, we hit what many would call some pretty scary times for our
physical safety. Yet through it all, we had perfect peace. Why?
Because we knew someone at that very moment was fasting.
Recently, our family watched as our nation chose a president. Now that
George W. Bush is in, I can only hope and pray that the scandals that
happened to President Clinton will not happen to him. George W. Bush is
a believer and carries our Father’s reputation in the actions he takes.
(I can only wish we had been doing this for President Clinton.)
It is because our heavenly Father is jealous for his glory (Exodus 20:5)
that I write to you.
Recently I have felt the Lord speak to me (remember, I’m a conservative
Presbyterian, I rarely use those words) that our President needs someone
fasting for him every day in the office for his holiness. This will not
only cover him through our prayers and fasting, but also give him
encouragement (and accountability) knowing that there is someone (and
hopefully multitudes) fasting for him each day.
Being swamped with my own work, I thought, “Great idea, who can handle
this?” I called a friend who put me in touch with the National Day of
Prayer. They basically said, “Great idea, but we’re swamped.” I then
went to Crusade. Same response. I then went to the National Prayer
In the process I felt the Lord say, “Bob, I asked you to handle this.”
Since I feel totally swamped and since it is no where in my “calling”, I
felt God saying “that’s what makes you perfectly qualified” (figure that