Friday, January 20, 2017

Praying for our leaders

This Inauguration Day has been dreaded by some and longed for by others. Regardless of our personal choices or opinions, 1 Timothy 2:2 clearly tells us to "Pray for our leaders and everyone in authority, so we can live peaceful lives with godliness and dignity."

Verse 8 goes on to say, “Therefore, I want people to pray in every place with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger, argument, or controversy.”

Dear LORD God,

Thank You for being in charge.
Thank You for keeping watch
over our country.

Please lead our leaders, LORD!
Protect, bless, and guide them
into Your truth.

Bless us, Lord, and bring us
together – as one
nation under God –
in Jesus’ Name,
amen.


Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2017, with scriptures prayer-a-phrased from translations on Bible Gateway