First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men, for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior…(I Timothy 2:1-3)
Now that the election is over, DON’T STOP PRAYING!!! The church needs to stay awake and pray just as fervently each and every coming day for our country in these times of uncertainty and darkness. Join us in these petitions we have been praying as a church.
1. We thank God for His faithfulness and continued blessings over our nation. We pray for a peaceful transfer of power and a united hope in all Americans for a successful new administration. We pray for divine protection over our nation during this transition stage (Prov. 3:5; Ps. 91).
2. We pray for all rioting to cease and that leaders in all capacities will bring messages of calm and unity to begin healing for past hurts and renewed co-operation across party lines. (Matt. 8:23-27)
3. We pray for the church to see the need to continue to repent of personal and national sins in the fear of God and to call on the name of the Lord. (2 Chron. 7:14; 1 John 1:9; Prov. 9:10)
4. We pray for believers to unite in prayer to seek God for their country, states, cities, communities and neighborhoods and to usher in reconciliation in all areas where there is division. (1 Tim. 2:1)
5. We pray that Christians across the nation will persist in seeking God’s purpose for America beyond the elections, and that God, in his mercy, will usher in transforming revival (Ezek. 37; Ps.42:1).
6. We pray that God’s Truth would continually be revealed and made known and that His Wisdom would be a guiding light for all elected officials. (Luke 8:17)
7. We pray that our country will now hunger and thirst for righteousness and come together in unity across party lines to find common sense solutions for the issues that face this nation. (Matt. 5:6)
8. We pray for Godly administrators, cabinet officials, legislators and judges to be appointed to serve in a way that aligns with God’s Word. (Ps. 19:7–11).
9. We pray that the Holy Spirit convicts those who do not know Christ, leading them to seek Him as Lord; and that many will turn to Him in the uncertainty of these times. (1 Tim. 2:4).
10. We pray that all elected and appointed officials who know Christ would openly and courageously speak of their faith and stand firm on their biblical principles(Matt. 5:13-16).