How to Pray for the President, Other Civil Leaders


How to Pray for the President, Other Civil Leaders

Have you ever prayed for the president of the United States? That’s any president, not necessarily the current resident of the White House or any specific commander in chief.

And – a little closer to home – have you ever prayed for your state’s governor or your city’s mayor, police chief or the superintendent of your local schools?

These are just a few of the many civil officials who hold elected or appointed public office in our communities, states, regions and nation. Their significant responsibilities, influence, authority and resources touch your life and the lives of family members (and pets) living with you, your home and other property, maybe your workplace or business, church, and friends and neighbors.

And even though you have the power to vote and the means of voicing your concerns directly to public officials, the influence you have as an individual over civil authorities can seem limited. But there is one way anyone can powerfully influence people and circumstances.

According to the New Testament book of James, “… The prayer of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect” (James 5:16, Christian Standard Bible).

The Appeal to Pray for the President and Other Government Leaders

Not only is the Bible encouraging about the powerful impact prayer can have over our circumstances, scripture also specifically promotes prayer as an essential activity for supporting our civil…

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- We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

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