Friday, January 29, 2021

Prayer for Those in Authority

I was reading through comments posted to the JPH site yesterday evening when I came across a lovely prayer posted written by one of the other Moderators, Angie Gaines.

The prayer Angie posted is hands down the best prayer I have ever come across for praying for those in authority.

Sometimes we find ourselves under an authority we disagree with or really dislike, and it makes it so much more difficult to pray. Sometimes we pray through gritted teeth to be in obedience. Sometimes we give up and stop praying for them altogether. But when we don’t pray, nothing changes, and we leave an opening for the enemy to come in and cause more trouble. None of us needs that.

The Word of God instructs us to pray for those in authority in 1 Timothy.

1 Timothy 2:1-4

1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

With Angie’s permission, I share the following prayer with you in the hopes you will all join me in praying for all of those in leadership positions. Sometimes when we pray for our unsaved leadership, the first thing the Lord blesses them with is repentance, so it is to our benefit as well as theirs to pray for them.  Thank you, Angie, for allowing me to share this prayer with everyone!

Prayer for Those in Authority – written by Angie Gaines, shared with permission

I lift up to You, Lord, the President of the United States of America and all the others You have set in leadership positions throughout the world – both great and small.

▪︎ And I ask that You would save them.

▪︎ I ask that You would protect them.

▪︎ I plead the Blood of Jesus over each one of them.

▪︎ Please help them to fear You and not man.

▪︎ Please help them to do what is right in Your eyes and to stand behind righteous laws and to turn away from all evil.

▪︎ Please surround these Leaders with godly counsel.

▪︎ Give them godly wisdom to do Your will and let Your will be done through them on Earth as it is in Heaven in the mighty Name of Jesus.



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