Prayer For The Election
Lord, open the eyes of your people today, that we will realize that the politics of the land does not determine our salvation. In all things may we put You first and not allow division to take place.
Oh Heavenly and mighty Father, we give You thanks and praise for the privilege to participate in choosing those who would lead our country. You are Lord over us and our nation.
We thank You for the opportunity that this elections year now puts before us. As we exercise our solemn duty to vote, guide and direct our minds and hearts, so that we do so with Godly wisdom and Your guidance.
Father of lights, we thank you for every good and perfect gift. We praise you as the one with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change (James 1:17).
As we come to this Election Day, we ask for wisdom, knowing that you love to give generously to all without reproach (James 1:8).
Forgive us for all the times, especially during this campaign, where we have been quick to speak and slow to listen. Forgive us for too often exhibiting the anger of man that does not produce the righteousness of God. May we put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word (James 1:19-21).
Make us doers of the word, not hearers only (James 1:22).
Grant that our religion may be pure and undefiled before you. Give us a heart for the orphan and the widow. Keep us unstained from the world (James 1:27).
We thank you for the many freedoms we enjoy in this countryfor the rights to worship, to speak, and to assemble. We thank you for the part we can play in self-government by casting our votes today. We confess we are often discouraged by the choices before us. Shape us by your truth so that realistic discouragement does not give way to cynicism and hopelessness.
Despite our many failings and sins as a nation, we pray that in your mercy you would give us better leaders, legislators, and judges than we deserve. May those elected to public office in America be men and women of high character, good judgment, and uncommon ability. May their policies promote human flourishing and protect the lives of the most vulnerable at home and abroad.
Help each onefrom the President of the United States to the county drain commissionerto act as servants, not as lords. Give them open minds, humble hearts, and an unswerving commitment to think of others more highly than they think of themselves.
We ask for your blessing that we might continue to be a free and prosperous people. And if you do not mean to bless us as a country, empower the church to remain faithful and steadfast in the midst of judgment.
Grant us the courage to stand up for what is right, the strength to try to make a difference, and the gospel-formed humility to accept that there are no Messiahs except for Jesus and no heaven on earth except the one awaiting us at the end of the age.
Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen.
Almighty God, may we fear and revere You in all that we do, knowing that You are above all and You are the giver of wisdom.
Please help us to walk in alignment with Your will and according to Your ways. We pray that You would intervene and stop the plans of evildoers, those who would desire to see hatred prevail.
"Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labour;
blessings and prosperity will be yours."
Lord, as we look towards Christmas and reflect on the election and results, we pray that we may come together in unity as we remember the birth of Jesus Christ.
We pray that our communities would be bound together in love, and not divided. We pray that those who have not known the love of God will encounter you this season.
"How good and pleasant it is
when God's people live together in unity!"
Loving Lord, we give you thanks that we live in a democracy. We pray for a fantastic voter turnout during this election and that many will be encouraged to vote. Amen.
Heavenly father, we lift every candidate to you. We pray that whatever the result you will be with each of them. Help those elected to be humble in victory and for peace for those who were unsuccessful. Amen.
We know You are not surprised nor fearful any day and so You are no different on election day. We praise You for being the One worthy of our trust. Today we pray for wisdom for our leaders, for the discretion of Your people, and the unity of our country. No matter the election results, we long to acknowledge the truth of Your Word. May our worries rest in Your promises, may our thoughts be wrapped in Your steadfast love alone, and may our hearts be unified to further Your kingdom.