30 Ways to Pray for People in Authority

“30 Ways to Pray” from  GetAmericaPraying.com

Scripture instructs us to pray for all in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-2), but how do we do that, exactly? Here are 30 ways to pray for our leaders — our judges, educators, police chiefs, school board members, military officers, elected officials, and others who serve our country by leading.

1. That they be God-fearing and recognize that they are accountable to Him for each decision and act.  (Proverbs 9:10)

2. That they be granted wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.  (James 1:5)

3. That they be presented with the gospel and a loving Christian witness.  (Romans 10:14)

4. That, if unsaved, they be drawn to a saving encounter with Christ; if born-again, that they be strengthened and encouraged in their faith.  (1 Timothy 2:4, Ephesians 1:17-23)

5. That they recognize their own inadequacy and pray and seek the will of God.  (Proverbs 3:5-8, Luke 11:9-13)

6. That they be convicted of sin, transgression, and iniquity.  (Psalm 51:17, John 8:9)

7. That they heed their conscience, confess their sins and repent.  (Proverbs 28:13, James 4:8)

8. That they read the Bible and attend prayer meetings and Bible studies.  (Psalms 119:11, Colossians 3:2)

9. That they value and regard the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Christ.  (Psalm 19:7-11, John 8:31-32)

10. That they respect and honor their own parents if living.  (Ephesians 6:2-3)

11. That they respect authority and practice accountability.  (Romans 13:1-7)

12. That they be given godly counsel and God-fearing advisors.  (Proverbs 24:6)

13. That they be honest and faithful to spouses and children.
(Malachi 2:15-16)

14. That they be practicing members of local congregations.  (Hebrews 10:25)

15. That they desire purity and avoid debauchery, pornography, perversion and drunkenness.  (1 Corinthians 6:9-20, Titus 2:12)

16. That they be timely, reliable and dependable.  (Matthew 21:28-31)

17. That they be honest in financial, tax and ethical matters.  (1 Corinthians 6:10, 1 Timothy 6:6-10)

18. That they seek pastoral care and counsel when needed.  (Hebrews 13:7)

19. That they seek out and nurture godly friendships.  (Psalms 1:1-3)

20. That they have thankful and teachable spirits.  (Romans 1:21)

21. That they be generous and have compassionate hearts for the poor and needy.  (Psalm 112:9, Luke 10:33-37)

22. That they redeem their time and know priorities.  (Ephesians 5:15-17)

23. That they desire honesty, integrity, and loyalty.  (Psalm 26, Proverbs 11:3)

24. That they have courage to resist manipulation, pressure and the fear of man.  (Proverbs 29:25, 2 Timothy 1:7)

25. That they be shielded from occultism, New Age cults, false religions, and secret societies.  (Isaiah 1:29, 2:6)

26. That they be presented with biblical worldviews and principles.  (Ephesians 3:10)

27. That they endeavor to restore the sanctity of life, families, divine order and morality in our nation.  (Ephesians 5:22-6:4)

28. That they would work to reverse the trends of humanism in our nation.  (1 Chronicles 12:32, Isaiah 59:19)

29. That they desire humility and meekness and be willing to serve and cooperate.  (John 13:14, Titus 3:1-2)

30. That they be prepared to give an account to Almighty God.  (Hebrews 9:27)

from  GetAmericaPraying.com