Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Few Ways to Pray for Our Leaders

  • Pray for leaders to speak Truth.

Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight. Proverbs 12:22

  • Pray for your leaders to possess righteous character.
One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. Proverbs 12:26

  • Pray for our leaders to seek God for Wisdom.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5

  • Ask the God of Heaven and Earth to be with them as he was with Moses and Joshua when those two men led Israel.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

  • Pray for God to give the congressmen and senators who stand for Truth and right the same strength he gave to Jeremiah.
And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land. They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the LORD. Jeremiah 1:18,19

Why Pray for All Government Officials?

 God commands us to pray for leaders. 

  • First of all then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
           1 Timothy 2:1,2

  • When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan. Prov. 29: 2

  • Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17