The Bible teaches us to pray for our political leaders, and reminds us that it is God who ordains them (1 Timothy 2:1ff. Romans 13:1) and we are to be subject to them. Generally, our leaders are not known for godliness, and often pass laws that are the opposite of the holy law of God, like the recent legalisation of cannabis in Canada. Firstly, Christians need to pray for the salvation of their leaders, they are not beyond the pale of God’s mercy.
Until the time the Lord would answer those prayers we need to apply what I call the Balaam Syndrome. Balaam was a false prophet who was hired by the Moabite king, Balak, to curse Israel, whose army was pitched in the plains of Moab (Numbers 22:1ff.). Moab was terrified by the army of Israel.
Balaam was very happy to receive the “rewards of divination.” (“The wages of unrighteousness.” 2 Peter 2:15). He was more than willing to place a curse upon Israel. There was just one problem. God would not let him. Several times, although Balaam was most willing to curse Israel, God restrained him so that he could not do what he wanted to do.
Christians let us pray the Lord will deal with our political leaders in a similar manner and, even though they have a mind to pass unholy laws, that the Lord will restrain them as he did with Balaam.
It took a dumb ass to stop Balaam in his tracks (Numbers 22:28). The dumb animal could see the “angel of the Lord” that Balaam could not see.
How sad so few political leaders have seen the presence of God in the Covid19, and have called upon Him for deliverance. They will turn to anyone but God, the only One who can help in this time of need.