In the present-day church in America there is this frequented idea of praying for the president, and while this is not necessarily a bad thing, it has become but opportunities for pastors to act sycophantically to politicians. They pray that the president will make the right decisions, but they never describe what a right decision is. They pray for his well-being, but they never pray for the correction of his character. They pray that he be righteous, but they never detail as to what righteousness is. Its all vague, its all politics.
Here is a great example of Andy Stanley doing just this, because he was invited to a prayer for Obama service