Praying for our President
May our President have a heart that pants after You, as the deer pants for the water; may he be a man after Your own heart. May he dwell in Your love and in Your presence, loving You, acknowledging Your name and calling out to You in prayer—and as he does, may he be guarded by Your angels in all his ways. (Psalm 42:1; 1 Samuel 13:14; John 15:9; Psalm 91:1-2, 14-16, 9-11)
May he draw near to You daily, knowing You will draw near to him. May he seek You, for those who do lack no good thing. May he love You, for all things work together for good for those who love You and are called according to Your purpose. (James 4:8; Psalm 34:10; Romans 8:28)
May our President be a man who fears You, whose hope is in Your unfailing love, for then Your eyes will be on him. When others are trusting in military might and power, may he trust in You and Your holy name. Keep him blameless, faithful and pure. Be his lamp and turn his darkness into light. (Psalm 33:18; 20:7; 33:21; 2 Samuel 22:24-29)
May he know You as the LORD, his Rock, his Fortress and Deliverer. Be his Stronghold, his Refuge and Savior. May he call to You, who are worthy of praise, and be saved from his enemies. (2 Samuel 22:2-4)
May he worship You in spirit and in truth, as our God whose way is perfect and whose Word is flawless. Be his Shield, and help him to turn to You for wisdom, without doubting; give him Your wisdom generously as You have promised. (John 4:23; 2 Samuel 22:31; James 1:5-6)
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Praying for Our Country
Have mercy. Ours is a sinful nation, given to corruption, those who have forsaken You our Lord; as a nation we have turned our backs on You. (Isaiah 1:4)
But Father, You are the same yesterday, today and forever; You do not change. You have promised in Your Word that if we, Your people who are called by Your name—we Christians, the church—will humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, You will hear and heal our land. (Hebrews 13:8; Malachi 3:6; 2 Chronicles 7:14)
It is we, Your children, who must come in repentance, for those who are lost cannot even understand their sins; such things must be spiritually discerned. Grant us repentance. Show us where our hearts have turned away from You. (1 Corinthians 2:14; Acts 5:31; Ezekiel 6:9)
You are a refuge for the poor and needy, a shelter from the storm, a shade from the heat. But You are also our God, who deals with Your people as Your vineyard—when we go our own way, bearing bad grapes instead of good, You have said You will take away our hedge and break down our wall. (Isaiah 25:4; 5:1-6)
Have mercy on Your wayward people. We pray in hope because of Your great love, knowing that Your compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. You do not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. Help us examine and test our ways, and return to You. (Lamentations 3:22-23, 33, 40)
In Jesus’ name, amen.
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