The Invitation: The campaigns are over and enough votes counted so that we most likely know who our president, governor, and other elected officials will be for the next 4 years. And whether or not our candidates were chosen, it’s time we choose to honor them and to pray for God’s will to be done through these men and women. God has given us free will, and yes, things happen that He knows are not in our best interest. But He is in charge. He has the final say. Let’s join together and pray for those our country voted in.
Make your motions and cast your votes, but God has the final say.
–Proverbs 16:33 (The Message)
Your Response: Lord, on behalf of the citizens of the United States, we repent of the negativity that was rampant in the campaign process. Specifically, I ask for forgiveness for (ask God to show you how to pray): ______________________________
Before I pray further, if I’ve allowed any fear of the future to steal peace from me, I hand fear over to You. Forgive me for agreeing with it. I choose to trust You, Lord. What does that look like today? (Pause and listen to God.)
And now, we pray for the men and women who have been voted in–those who will be given authority over us. Thank you for their willingness to serve, and even if their views are different from ours, we bless them and their families. Thank you for their desire to make our country, state, and city stronger and to bring unity to our nation.
We thank you, Lord, that You will fill those who have been elected with the knowledge of Your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that they may live lives worthy of the Lord and may please you in every way: bearing good fruit and growing in the knowledge of God and His ways (from Colossians 1:9-10 NIV).
May we be faithful in praying for our leaders and our nation, in partnering with Your divine power to demolish strongholds over this land (from 2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV). And personally, may we vote You in, Lord, as our Leader each day. You are the One we trust.