Prayers for Politicians

to America

Almighty and eternal God, You know the longings of men's hearts,
and You protect their rights.
In Your goodness, watch over those in authority,
so that people everywhere may enjoy freedom, security, and peace.

Father, You guide and govern everything with order and love.
Look upon the assembly of our national leaders
and fill them with the spirit of Your wisdom.
May they always act in accordance with Your will
and their decisions be for the peace and well-being of all. Amen.

For the King, President, or Head of State

God, our Father, all earthly powers must serve you.
Help your servant,
(name), to fulfill his responsibilities worthily and well.
By honoring and striving to please You at all times,
may he secure peace and freedom for the people entrusted to him.

(For the Queen or other women in charge, just change the gender of the pronouns above.)

Prayer for Our President

O Jesus, in Your Holy Name, I lift up our president to You. I know that our leader's heart is in Your Hand, so I ask You to guide the head of our nation in the way You would have him go. Lord, I pray that You would surround our president with wise counsel--men and women of moral integrity who place Your agenda and the good of this great nation above their own and whose motives are for that which is right.
I pray that You would give our leader discernment, understanding, and knowledge so that our country may know stability internally and abroad. I give You thanks for our president according to Your Word, and thank You for working in and through his leadership so that we might lead peaceable lives in godliness and honesty. Amen.

For our Legislators

Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You in the mighty name of Jesus, thanking You and praising You for our great nation. I thank You for the plan You gave to our forefathers by which to govern our nation and for the division of powers so that our destiny does not rest in the hands of one person.
In praying for those in authority, I therefore lift up our Congress and Senate to You. I pray that by Your Holy Power, our legislative bodies would make laws that are just.
Father, I ask You to give them wisdom to make decisions that would strengthen and prosper our nation. I desire that they would make right decisions concerning the politics, the social welfare, and the economics of our country. I pray that they will be motivated by Your Hand and not their own personal concerns. Amen.

Civil Leaders Prayer

Lord, I pray for all government officials and especially for the leaders of my own country. I pray for the president, that he may conduct the affairs of national government with wisdom, bravery, and true justice. I pray for the members of Congress that they may truly represent the needs of the people, and work in harmony for the advancement of all men, women, and children. I pray for the judges that rule the courts of our land, that they may balance justice with mercy, and civil law with divine mandate.

Grant all of our national, state, and local leaders the gifts of wisdom, justice, counsel, and fortitude, that they may conduct the affairs of man in accord with the will of God. Grant to all men the gift of respect for lawful authority, justly exercised, that we may live as a united people, one nation under God. May all the governments of the world seek to reconcile power with the needs of society. May they all strive to form bonds of unity between countries, that we may one day share a united world of prosperity and peace. Amen.

Prayer of a Person in Authority

O Lord, let me learn at the school of Your Spirit
to comfort the grieving, to steady the faltering,
and to lift up the fallen.
Teach me to be weak with those who are weak,
to be indignant with those who are indignant,
and to be all things to all so that I may gain all.

You know that I love them with all my heart
and all my compassion is directed toward them.
I do not lead them out of a spirit of domination
but I desire to serve them rather than lord it over them,
for humility prompts me to be submissive to them,
and affection makes me one of them.

You know the needs of every one of them.
Strengthen those who are feeble, do not reject those who are weak,
heal those who are sick, calm those who are troubled,
refresh those who are weary, and reassure those who are unstable.
Let all experience Your grace in their every necessity and trial.

Prayer for the Kansas Senate by Joe Wright

Heavenly Father, we come before You today
to ask Your forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, "Woe on those who call evil good",
but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.
We confess that:
We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism.
We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism.
We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have neglected the needy and called it self-preservation.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed unborn children and called it a choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children
and called it building self esteem.
We have abused power and called it political savvy.
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography
and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time honored values of our forefathers
and called it enlightenment.

Search us , O God and know our hearts today,
cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent
to direct us to the center of Your will.
I ask it in the name of Your Son, the living Saviour, Jesus Christ.

For our Supreme Court Justices

O Lord, I bring our Supreme Court Justices before You. Knowing that they are appointed by man, I pray that You will influence the selection of each new replacement. Guide them to choose people who will judge morally in every matter brought before them.
As our Justices make their decisions, I pray that their decrees are in accord with Your Will, not that of man. Help them set a standard of justice and balance for the judicial office at large, not only on a national level, but for every adjudicator in our nation. Amen.

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Many of these prayers were taken from "Pray for Our Nation," published by Harrison House, 1999.