Psalms 75:6-7 KJV For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Proverbs 21:1 NLT The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord ; he guides it wherever he pleases.
1 Timothy 2:1-3 MSG The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.
2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
We thank you that no matter who is in office you are sovereign over all. We thank you for the system of leadership and governing we have in the United States, and we pray for wisdom in the upcoming primaries and elections. But we pray specifically today for our current president; we pray that he/she would draw near to you—that he/she would seek you above all other things. We pray that you would be an undeniable presence in his/her life, and we pray for godly leadership over our country.
Lord, please pour your grace over the people in this country. May the people the President governs learn to love each other more; may we listen to each other even when there are many differences. May we stand up for what is right and stand against what is wrong according to what you have made clear in Scripture. Give us bold spirits and tongues that proclaim grace and truth, spoken in love. We pray this same attitude for our president that he/she might ignore the impulse and temptation for harsh responses and choose compassionate ones instead.
God our Father, you know how we are all tempted daily and that we sin against you every day; we thank you that Christ has died for our past, present, and future sins. Holy Spirit please protect the President against the many temptations that come his/her way; make null the temptations of power and pride and help him/her to focus on you when he/she is struggling with decisions and responses.
Jesus, we pray for the safety of our president and his/her family. Prevent those who disagree with him/her from taking sinful and unlawful actions against him/her or his/her family. Please surround him/her with security teams that regardless of politics, will keep their pledge to protect the elected leader of the US. Keep close to the president those who offer godly counsel and wisdom according to your Word. Give him/her a listening ear and an open heart that is receptive.
We also pray for open communication between the President and the legislative and judicial branches of government. Holy Spirit please work among the people in our government to allow them to work together for the glory of God; help them to put people first and to put away differences that delay the work that is needed. Please give our leaders the energy they need to do the work you have set before them.
Lord, we pray that the President would trust you and we pray that he/she would encourage others to do the same. May the president acknowledge that the race you have set before him/her, is far greater than any other race. On this Presidents' Day, we pray for godly counsel for our president, we pray for godly leadership over this country, and we pray for Christ-centered compassionate hearts for those who rule and those who are governed. Father, we thank you for your mercy, your love, and your sovereign rule over us all. May we look to you in all circumstances God, in your Son’s name, Jesus Christ, Amen.