A Prayer for Election Day

It’s an understatement to say that people have been praying about this election. Some have been praying for certain candidates to win. Others have been praying for certain candidates to lose. But with the end in sight, I think it’s time we stop praying about the choices people are going to make at the polls and instead, start praying for the people who’ll wake up November 9th as our newly-elected officials.  

Scripture reminds us in 1 Timothy 2:1-3 to pray for all people, including, “…all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

Regardless of their political affiliations, our leaders assume a great burden as they lead our towns, counties, states, and nation. As such, they deserve to be lifted up in prayer. So no matter how things turn out come Election Day, I hope you’ll join me in praying for our leaders…

Father, thank you for the freedoms we enjoy in this nation and for the great responsibility you place in our hands to elect our leaders.

As we await the outcome of Election Day, many of us find ourselves anxious about the results. But Father, we pray that you would calm our nerves and ease our fears. Remind us that regardless of who wins office, you are still God, and that your kingdom will still come.

Call us to renew our first and most faithful pledge to the Kingdom of God and to the one who brought it forth into existence, Jesus Christ.

As we commit ourselves to you, we also commit ourselves to praying for our leaders just as you instructed us to do. We pray for the men and women who will be leading us in the years to come.

May they lead in the spirit of righteousness, providing an example for all of us to admire and emulate in our lives.

May they do justice through the work of their office, creating a culture which values the opinions and worth of all people.  

May they walk humbly and listen to those that they represent, so that their actions and desires might be driven by the right motives.

Finally, Lord, we pray that our leaders would find their strength in you. Let them seek you and find you so that they may be transformed by the renewing of their minds each and every day.

In the name of Christ, we pray, AMEN.

 - Rev. Tyler Ward

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