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. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Pray that city, state and national leaders would be filled with wisdom, courage and peace.
- May our government officials be granted the courage and stamina needed to steward the power of the office they represent for good. Pray that our government leaders will represent their constituents well, courageously upholding biblical values and policies.
Pray for policies and legislation that protect and defend our nation’s families and children.
- Pray for conviction to rule in the hearts of those acting in a manner that is contrary to God’s Word and ask God to grant boldness to believers in positions of power. Pray for godliness to be the central point for policy, and for followers of Christ to recognize that their ambassadorship and submission is to represent Christ’s kingdom above all things.
Pray for government leaders and their families.
- Oftentimes, a commitment to serve constituents means sacrificing large amounts of time with family. For leaders who are splitting time between home and their state capital or Washington, D.C., relational stress and public press can take a toll. Pray that government officials and their families would seek Christ’s strength each day.
Pray for relationships that leaders have with others.
- A leader’s success is largely dependent on relationships they build with others. Pray that God would guide conversations and open doors to create new, unforeseen connections. Pray that our nation’s leaders would feel the urgency of the Gospel message and be bold in sharing a reason for their hope.
According to the Pew Research Center, almost 90% of the United States Congress claims to pursue Christianity. Whether they practice their faith or not, the knowledge that individuals around the country are praying for them likely serves as a great blessing and encouragement. Consider writing or emailing your city, state or national representatives today. Share that you are praying for their staff and family. If you feel led, write a prayer of encouragement.
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