The Bible commands that we pray for our government leaders.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority,
So exactly what am I supposed to pray for them? I like the prayer David prayed for King Saul in Psalms 108:8-11, and I am tempted to pray it back to God, but that probably isn’t what God had in mind in 1 Timothy 2:1-2 when He commanded me to pray for our government leaders.
Let his days be few;
Let another take his office.
Let his children be fatherless
And his wife a widow.
Let his children wander about and beg;
And let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes.
Let the creditor seize all that he has,
And let strangers plunder the product of his labor.
I pray five things each week for Senators, judges, governors and president.
1. I pray that God would bring about an event strong enough to get their attention, and prompt serious thinking about their decisions, as He did with King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel.
2. I pray that He would bring a godly person into their life who would have some influence in their life, such as Elijah in the life of King Ahab, or like Samuel in the life of King Saul.
3. I pray that God would turn their heart like water in the palm of his hand toward justice in all of their decisions.
4. I pray that God would prevent the devil from influencing them in any way.
5. I pray that God would cause them to have dreams like Pharaoh in the life of Joseph, like Nebuchadnezzar in the life of Daniel, and like Belteshazzar also in Daniel’s life. The dreams were reoccurring and scared the rulers split-less causing them to seek for counsel.