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Praying For Leaders

As of today, I have lived under 8 presidents of the United States. Some of them I have liked, some I have agreed with, some I’ve disliked, and some I’ve disagreed with. It’s been my experience that one person cannot destroy or rebuild this country. It takes Congress, the Senate, and the Supreme Court working together with the executive branch to accomplish either. God gave our founding fathers the wisdom to install checks and balances to protect this country.

As surely as He gave them wisdom, He can give it to any president. God is the one who raises up leaders and takes them down. Whether I’ve agreed with who He put in place or took out, I have a responsibility to pray for them. So do you. Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he guides it wherever he pleases” (NLT). Whatever you believe about the new president, we can all pray that God will guide and direct his heart for the good of this nation.

Here on some verses on how to pray for our leaders. 

1. Pray that they will surround themselves with wise people.

A nation will fall if it has no guidance. Many advisers mean security.
Proverbs 11:14 GNT

2. Pray that God would help them keep the peace.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 NLT

3. Pray that they will restore the moral foundation of this country. 

Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation.
Proverbs 16:12 MSG

4. Pray that they will be concerned for the poor and treat them fairly. 

Leadership gains authority and respect when the voiceless poor are treated fairly.
Proverbs 29:14 MSG

5. Pray that they will lead well.

A good leader motivates, doesn’t mislead, doesn’t exploit.
Proverbs 16:10 MSG


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