12 In Faith

Pray For Our Leaders

I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”  (Psalm 91:2)

Today is The National Day of Prayer.  It is a day set aside for corporate united prayer for the leaders of our nation.  It doesn’t matter whether you agree with the decisions that the current administration is making or has made in the past.  The truth is, God has called us to pray for those in authority over us.

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.  (1 Timothy 2:1-6)

Tomorrow I will be participating in a corporate worship and prayer set at Convergence House of Prayer as we join together in prayer for our government.  Will you take some time tomorrow to pray?  Here are some scriptures and prayer focuses that might help you.

1Tim 2:1…………Heavenly Father, I give thanks for our government.
1 Tim 2:2………..I pray for all men and women having authority over us in any way.
Prov. 1:23……….Pour out Your Spirit upon them and make Your Word known to them.
Ps 25:21………..Cause them to be men and women of integrity, obedient concerning us,
1 Tim 2:2………..that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty.
Prov. 2:10……….Let wisdom enter their hearts, and let knowledge be pleasant to them.
Prov. 2:11……….Let discretion preserve them and understanding keep them,
Prov. 2:12……….to deliver them from the way of evil and from evil men.
Psalm 1:1……….Make their hearts and ears attentive to godly counsel,
2Chr 20:32………doing what is right in your sight.
Prov. 2:21……….Let the upright dwell in our government.
Heb 12:27……….Cause there to be a shaking in all areas.
Prov. 2:21……….Let those complete and blameless before You stay.
Prov. 2:22……….and cut off the wicked. Let the unfaithful be rooted out.
1Cor 4:5…………Bring to light what is hidden in darkness,
1Cor 4:5…………and expose the secret aims of the hearts.
Rev 2:5………….Let this nation remember from where they have fallen,
Rev 2:5………….repenting, and returning to doing their first works,
1Chr 22:19……..setting their hearts and their souls to seek the Lord,
2Chr 7:14……….humbling themselves, praying, and turning from their wicked ways.
2Chr 7:14……….Then hear them, O Lord, and forgive their sins and heal our land.
Acts 26:18……..Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light.
Heb 3:13………..Soften the hearts that are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Ps 107:20……….Deliver them from their destructions.
2Pet 3:9…………Father, You have been longsuffering toward us,
2Pet 3:9…………not willing that any should perish,
2Pet 3:9…………but that all should come to repentance.
Isa 49:22………..Raise up a standard in this nation.
Zech 10:1……….Cause the rains of Your Spirit to flood this land
Hab 3:2………….and revive Your work in the midst of us.
Isa 59:16………..Raise up intercessors for this nation
2Cor 10:4……….to pull down strongholds over this land.
Isa 40:5…………And let the glory of the Lord be revealed!

Prayer resource.

12 Comments

  • Reply
    Greg Simas
    May 5, 2011 at 6:48 am

    If our nation prayed more, instead of complained about, it’s leaders, we would have a far better moral fabric in our land. I encourage you to unite in prayer as one body! 🙂

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      Anonymous
      May 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      Amen Pastor Greg! I totally agree.

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    Janette Wright
    May 5, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you for the reminder…we prayed corporately last night and heading to the steps of the courthouse today…how blessed we are to live in a free nation where we can meet and pray without being arrested.

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      Anonymous
      May 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      That’s awesome Janette! Keep those prayers coming. I believe that our nation will turn their heart to the Lord!

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    charis
    May 6, 2011 at 12:52 am

    wow! i love this resource you created of good biblical prayers to pray for our leadership in the country!

    my recent post: how to grow in a life of prayer

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      Barbie Swihart
      May 6, 2011 at 7:07 am

      I found this on the internet. I thought it was so cool and practical. If you click on the resource at the bottom of my post, this site has scriptures for a bunch of topics, even one for Jerusalem!

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    charis
    May 6, 2011 at 12:52 am

    wow! i love this resource you created of good biblical prayers to pray for our leadership in the country!

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    Lea Helmerich
    May 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    and let the glory of the Lord be revealed! amen.

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    Jami
    May 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Such an important day! Thanks for the scripture suggetions.

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    Patti Hanan
    May 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I stand with you in prayer for our great nation. God answers the prayers of his people.

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    Heart n Soul
    May 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Wow, thats a pretty substantial list….nice to meet you 🙂
    http://heartsoulexchange.blogspot.com/

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