Prayer For Politicians
Father, forgive me for my failures, sins, and moments of unfaithfulness. Restore me to Your service, renew me in my passion for holiness, and rekindle me with Your Spirit. I want to honor and serve You always. In Jesus' name. Amen.
God of power and might, wisdom and justice,
through you authority is rightly administered,
laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed.
Assist with your spirit of counsel and fortitude
the President and other government leaders of these United States.
May they always seek
the ways of righteousness, justice and mercy.
Grant that they may be enabled by your powerful protection
to lead our country with honesty and integrity.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Father, we thank and praise You for the many blessings You have bestowed on our nation, blessings that we don't deserve but which You have showered on us in Your grace and mercy.
But Father, we know that our country seems to have lost its way and our government seems to be spiralling out of control, and we have no one to look to but You. We pray, that You would look down on our country with pity and great mercy, and we pray that our government would be convicted of their need to turn once again to You for wisdom to govern this once great nation in a way that is honouring to Your name.
We pray for each of our leaders and lift them up to You, praying that they would look to You both individually and collectively, so that our nation may be governed according to Your plans and purposes. But if as a nation we are to face Your displeasure because we have turned from Your statues and disobeyed Your laws, we pray that You would be merciful, and we ask that in Your grace many of our leaders would to cry to You for salvation and help. This we ask for the sake of our Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord,
Lord, I know that many and perhaps most
rulers do not know you, nor do they seek you.
But you seek them! Help them see how good right decisions are.
And where decisions must be made that are not in their
own interest, deepen their sense of duty. Having seen
the light, give them the courage to walk in the light.
We trust you, Great God,
to open our hearts to learn from those
to whom you speak in different tongues
and to respect the life and words
of those to whom you entrusted
the good of other parts of this globe.
We beg you, Great God,
give us the vision as a people
to know where global leadership truly lies,
to pursue it diligently,
to require it to protect human rights
for everyone everywhere.
We ask these things, Great God,
with minds open to your word
and hearts that trust in your eternal care. Amen
Today, O God. I hold before you the rulers of the nations
Kings, Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers all who
are in positions of supreme leadership.
I can be quick to criticize: help me, Lord to first enter
their dilemma. On most issues of state I have the luxury
of withholding judgment, of not committing myself,
of sitting on the fence. Even when I have an opinion,
it has little influence and seldom any consequence.
Not so with rulers of the nations.
To the extent that they really lead, they must
make decisions, even if they are poor ones. Amen
Heavenly Father, just as you gave wisdom to Moses to appoint elders among the Israelites, you blessed our founders with the wisdom to divide our country into individual states. You have empowered our governors and state legislatures to make laws and decrees which manage our daily lives, make our lives safe, and protect us from federal government overreach. We pray for our governors and our state legislatures. Please give strength and wisdom to them and guide their decisions and may they always put love first. Surround them with people from all walks of life and many backgrounds. Bring to them people of high moral character and spiritual maturity. Among the many voices which cry out to them every day, may they hear your voice above all others. As we look to our governors for assurance and guidance, especially at times of crisis, inspire them and speak through them by the power of your Holy Spirit.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
Heavenly Father, Let them see the good works done by people of faith across their states and their districts. Let their eyes be opened to what you are doing through your Church and the precious believers across the country. Give them a desire to promote things that honor you, not just their own political careers. Cut through the clutter of politics-as-usual and self-promotion. Let them hear your voice speak to them of honor, sacrifice and purity.
In Jesus' name, Amen.