When praying for President Trump, look at the Psalms. I find it amazing how often the cavilling and kvetching of Trump's opponents and enemies - the categories intersect but not every opponent is an enemy - reflect the opposition of which King David spoke to his own efforts to govern Israel. He also faced opposition between the end of Saul's reign and his ability to consolidate his own kingdom, which is at least somewhat comparable to Trump's period as President-elect. This opposition did not end with that, either - the Psalms and the accounts in I Samuel and II Samuel of David's life make that clear.
We also need to remember that not only are there opponents who aren't enemies, but that Trump may have enemies who are not openly opposing him. David spoke of people like that, too, and his words about them made it into the New Testament as a categorical description of unsaved sinners. (Consult Paul's epistle to the Romans, for example.)
While I am not happy with the way Mr. Trump is being treated by some people, including efforts to sabotage his Inauguration celebration, there are ways in which it is not surprising. Although criticism of President Obama and other Democrats for fostering persecution and marginization of Christians is well-deserved, they would not have had so much success if there were not so many Americans who have been raised in the public schools with ignorance or open disrespect for Christian values.
Far more people than these - including some of us Christians - do not fully understand the meaning of what the Founding Fathers said about our government being suitable only for governing a godly people. The peaceful transition of power and the willingness to accept defeat gracefully, even while working to win the next election, depend very heavily on those qualities listed as the "fruit of the Holy Spirit": love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness and self-control.
A nation that openly turns against God's commandments concerning abortion, frivolity in divorce, and other things, should not be surprised that it finds the political and personal behavior of its people lacking in the charity, patience, and restraint that made our political system a global anomaly and marvel for so many years. God can partially or fully obstruct us from having the benefit of His blessings in many areas. Scripture says clearly, "God is not mocked, what a man sows that shall he also reap." What has been going on in the past year or so regarding "political correctness" and rampant accusations of "racism" or other things is distressing and on the surface it is chaotic, but it is not without pattern, logic, or explanation.
I don't think that President Trump is ignorant of these things either. I think he recognizes the downhill moral momentum this country has developed and the painful "g-forces" involved in pulling out of the dive, let alone starting to climb. I'm not sure that he recognizes all of the moral changes that should be made. We need to maintain our recognition that God is bigger than us or Donald Trump. He can answer our prayers "above what we ask or think." By installing one or more Supreme Court justices, if guided by our prayers, Trump may set things in motion for God to do more good than he planned. This may hold true in other arenas also, including economics. As I said already, it may be a painful thing pulling America out of a headlong moral and economic dive. Sometimes the plane doesn't make it if the forces of physics in its situation exceed its design.
We got here by praying and we need to continue in prayer. I repeat - look to King David's psalms, especially, for good guidance in how to pray.
A Christian man living in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA. Came under conviction in 1978 or 1979 to begin believing the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Came to saving faith in Christ in October 1982 by confessing I was a sinner by nature and only Christ could save me.