A Prayer For My Elected Officials, Country, and Heart

Dear Father, 

I acknowledge your holiness, goodness, majesty, and sovereignty over all that happens. While I pray for my elected officials and my country I pray that I would remember my ultimate allegiance is to you. Before I am a citizen of this country I am a citizen and representative of your kingdom (Philippians 3:20, 2 Corinthians 5:20). Help me to remember that when things do not go the way I think they should. I pray that political difference would not cause me to see politicians as anything less than people you created in your image. I pray that our elected officials would…

  • Repent of their sin of unbelief and come to a saving knowledge of you. (Romans 10:13)
  • Lead our country with humility and grace. (James 4:6)
  • Lead our country towards unity, not division. (Mark 3:24-25)
  • Would value everyone’s life equally, not just those that can support their power. (James 2:1-4) I pray that they would use their power to help and protect the…
    • Unborn (Psalm 139:13)
    • Poor (James 2:5)
    • Immigrant (Leviticus 19:33-34)
    • Minorities and others who society does not give a voice to (Proverbs 31:8-9)
  • Allow people of all walks of life to live a peaceful and quiet life, and that we could continue to walk in our God-given convictions in such a way that points people to you. (1 Timothy 2:1-3)
  • Would be your tool of executing righteousness and justice. (Psalm 10:12-15, Romans 13:3-4)
  • Would continue to allow us to safely spread your Word (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2)

Finally, I pray that I would recognize my country is a raging nation that ultimately needs to submit to the one, true King, Jesus. (Psalm 2) Help me, regardless of my vote, to view my government as a good gift of your common grace (Romans 13:1-7) and that I would submit to and honor our leaders because of you. (1 Peter 2:13-17) And if my leaders try to force me to disobey you, I pray for the courage to stand true to you and your Word. (Acts 5:29) I pray that I would live, serve, and vote in a way that seeks the good of my temporary home and that it would thrive, while I wait for you to bring me to my new one. (Jeremiah 29:7)

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