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Pray for Elected Officials

As Christians, we are called and commanded to pray for our leaders.

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

We encourage you to commit to pray faithfully for your elected officials.

Take a few minutes to pray today and use our tool below to send your elected officials a note letting them know you are praying for them.

A Prayer for Elected Officials

Dear Heavenly Father,

I come before you with a humble and grateful heart. I ask you to lift up those who are seated in places of authority in our nation – President Trump, those representing me in the United States Senate, in the U.S. House, and those representing me in our state house.

Please give them wisdom on the difficult issues they are discussing and deciding on my behalf.

We ask that each representative would submit themselves to you God, the ultimate authority in each one of our lives.

Help them to recognize rights are not granted by government, they are given by you.

We pray they would use government to help secure peaceful and quiet living in our communities while respecting the proper role of your institutions of family and the church.

We know we are all sinful, subject to fall short, so we ask for an extra measure of humbleness for each of our elected officials to know wisdom only comes from you Lord.

Please protect and strengthen each one of their families, especially during times of separation.

We pray for those who lead us and do not know the saving grace of Jesus Christ and pray they will come to know you.

We ask all this in Jesus Name.


Now send a brief note to your elected official and let them know you prayed for them today and will be praying for them as they represent you.