Monday, February 20, 2012

Praying for our Leaders

Give your love of justice to the king, O God, and righteousness to the king's son. Help him judge your people in the right way; let the poor always be treated fairly. May the mountains yield prosperity for all, and may the hills be fruitful. Help him to defend the poor, to rescue the children of the needy, and to crush their oppressors. May they fear you as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon remains in the sky. Yes, forever! Psalm 72: 1-5 NLT

So, if you are praying for the leader of your country, such as the President of the United States, what kind of things would you be praying for?

Would you ask for them to have a love of justice? Would you want the poor to be treated fairly and defended by this leader? Would you want the leader to rescue the children of the needy and crush their oppressors?

Or would you be more interested in making sure we all prosper in our country? Would you want the leader to defend us all against those outside of the country? Would you want the leader to uphold the law, even if that meant children went without?

Would you ask that the leader always feared God? More than man or weapons or defeat?

What would you pray for your leader right now?

God, I pray for the leaders of my country. Give them a love of justice and the fear of you with wisdom and courage. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims

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