Monday, October 29, 2012

Our Nation Needs Righteous Leaders!--Day 32

Day 32

Monday, October 29, 2012

prayer for Wisdom for public Officials

Scripture for Reflection and Preparation

1 Timothy 2:1-4
“1 First of all, then, i urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone,
2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good, and it pleases god our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Proverbs 14:34 “34 righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”

Proverbs 31:3-7 “3 Don’t spend your energy on women or your efforts on those who destroy kings. 4 it is not for kings, lemuel, it is
not for kings to drink wine or for rulers [to desire] beer. 5 Otherwise, they will drink, forget what is decreed, and pervert justice for all the oppressed. 6 give beer to one who is dying, and wine to one whose life is bitter. 7 let him drink so that he can forget his poverty and remember his trouble no more.”

Exemplary Lives

A nation’s leaders must lead first by example.


• Praise God for who He is

• Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing

• Allow His Spirit to draw you near

• Listen as He speaks to you

Ask God to...

• Convince public officials that their lives should be above reproach

• Call godly men and women to run for public office

• Lead churches to minister to men and women in public office

• Cause those whose lives are a disgrace to the nation to leave office

• Restrain Satan from having an evil influence over public officials

• Help the nation to elect men and women with exemplary lives

• Help public officials understand how the example of their lives influences others


• Thank God for hearing you

• Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will

Copied from "Pray and ACT 40/40", The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

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