Political Leaders (local, state, and national)
Psalm 99:1-5, Psalm 1
Reflections of the Heart:
When God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, the Lord reassured Moses that he was capable of accomplishing the job. Just as Moses had faith in God, we must have faith that God will carry out His perfect will here on earth through today’s political leaders. Offering up effective, fervent prayers for our political leaders will definitely benefit our city, state, and country more than murmuring and complaining ever will. Pray for our political leaders so that we can live in peace. SC
Lord, You are King! You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. We praise Your Name Father forever and ever. You have all wisdom and power. You control the course of world events; removing kings and setting up other kings. You give wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. You reveal deep and mysterious things and only You know what lies hidden in darkness, though You are surrounded by light. Father, we thank You for our political leaders. Thank You for blessing our nation to be a mighty government in the earth. Thank You for allowing us to call upon You in our times of need as a nation. Thank You, Lord, for Your bountiful blessings. We are grateful, and we bless Your Name.
Father, in obedience to Your Word, we make intercession on behalf of those who are in positions of authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. We pray for our President, congressmen, governor, mayor, and all political leaders. Lord, You aren’t slow about Your promise, as some people think. You are patient for our sake, not wanting any of our leaders to be destroyed, but You want them to repent. By faith we call our leaders saved, sanctified, and filled with Your Holy Spirit. We declare that our city, state, and national political leaders will not follow the advice of the wicked or stand around with sinners or join in with mockers. We confess that they will delight in Your law and will meditate in it day and night. As they do this Father, we confess that they will be like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves will not wither, and whatever they do will prosper for the good of our city, state, and nation.
Father, we ask You to fill our leaders with Your Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, and knowledge. Grant them favor, increase their faith, and prepare them to pursue Your excellence. Draw our leaders to You and cause them to know and fulfill Your purposes. Please place people in their paths that will provide scriptural, sound and godly counsel to help them; for without Your counsel their plans will go awry. Impart Your wisdom and revelation to them about leadership and help them to lead. Deal with our leaders about keeping their hearts and motives pure. We ask You to make their hearts pliable, willing and obedient to Your will. Cause each of their lives to glorify Your Name. Father, we ask You to raise up modern day David’s, Solomon’s, Joseph’s, Nehemiah’s, Deborah’s, Ruth’s and Esther’s who will joyfully and purposefully work in the political sector in order to help rebuild and restore our communities.
Father, please forgive our political leaders for their sins. Forgive them for greed, hypocrisy, injustice, selfish ambitions, pride, arrogance, idolatry, adultery, slander, sexism, elitism, oppression, partiality, lust, manipulations, lying, ungodliness, perversion, and any act of sinfulness. Lord, forgive me for passing judgment on our political leaders. Forgive us, the body of Christ, for not praying for them. Lord, remind our political leaders to forgive others and help them to forgive.
Lead them not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is and is to come. You alone are God. You are subject to none, yet all are subject to You. Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the written text: Matthew 6:9, Isaiah 40:25, Psalm 145:3, Psalm 99:4-5, Matthew 6:10, Psalm 33:12, I Timothy 2:1-3, II Peter 3:9, Psalm 1:1-3, Amos 5:24, Colossians 1:9, Proverbs 15:22, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:8
Today, I will trust God to: