Praying for Leaders After the Midterms
Be constant in prayer for the nation's leaders
The people of America voted, ballots were counted, and results broadcast. Election Day 2018 is now a day in history.
Perhaps your favored candidates won. Perhaps the votes for them failed to meet your hopes or expectations. Either way, it is incumbent upon those who claim a personal relationship with Christ to follow the advice of Romans 12:12, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
Indeed, it is through prayer that your own heart will find rejoicing or comfort, according to your need. Furthermore, the mandate of 1 Timothy 2:1-2 to pray for those in authority over you has not been canceled by the Lord.
In all things, remind yourself that God is on the Throne of Heaven, and His will shall prevail. His plans are already in place.
“The king’s heart is a stream of water in the land of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart” (Proverbs 21:1-2).
Join with us today as we pray:
O Sovereign Lord, bring about Your perfect will in this nation. Do just as You intend and give us faith and understanding to relinquish our wills to Yours. We thank You that we can rejoice because we continue to have hope for America. Help us to not only be patient when events take unexpected turns, but to ever look to You to turn the hearts of the nation’s leaders to do Your will. Remind us in Your grace and mercy to be constant in prayer, interceding for those who will be our Senators and Representatives, that they might do what is right in Your eyes, O Lord. Help us to pursue righteousness and kindness in the days and years ahead, for the sake of our testimony in Jesus Christ, Amen.
- For those who are newly elected as they step into their new roles of public office, that God would be at work in their hearts and that they would accomplish the will of God.
- For those who retained their position as they continue their role, that they would have a renewed desire to pursue God's desires for them in how they should vote, lead, or represent the people of the nation.
- In thanksgiving for the opportunity and right that we have to take part in the election process.