How to Pray for our Nation’s Leaders

How to Pray for our Nation's LeadersPeople of faith are called to pray for those in civil authority, whatever their political persuasion. But how do we best pray for our nation’s leaders? What if we don’t agree with them? What if our prayers feel pointless?

1 Timothy 2:1-2 encourages each of us to offer petition, prayer, intercession, and thanksgiving for all people — “for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

Prayer is not a partisan endeavor; it transcends politics. It does not endorse a particular party or candidate. Rather, prayer exalts the one true God. And prayer is one way we can stand united, even in moments where unity seems out of reach.

As we approach the 4th of July holiday, I invite you join me in praying for our nation’s leaders. I’ve created a convenient one-page guide based on scripture that offers 8 ways we can lift our leaders in prayer each day. Download it for free today!

How to Pray for our Nation’s Leaders prayer guide