If you are willing to pray for our country today given the Inauguration of our new US President & Vice President, here are some Scriptures to consider praying over:
1. " (1 Timothy 2:2, ESV)"
Prayer: 'Our Father, we give you praise that you call on us to pray for leaders. We ask for an upholding of your Law and your moral precepts in our nation's leadership. We pray that you would even change hearts to help those leading us to know your Son Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. We pray that their leadership may give your church in our land freedom to live out our faith without harassment, even as early American Protestants also sought. We seek the same. Let your church be free to be upstanding in its character as a witness of the saving power of Jesus. Amen.'
2. " " (Romans 13:3-4, NASB)
Prayer: 'Lord, we know that it gives you honor when what is morally just is carried out. We pray Lord for a land that turns to your Word and Truth, and that what is right is rewarded and what is morally wrong would be opposed. In a morally confused and wandering time, lead people to your Word and may they be saved from their self and sin. Help us as believers be the salt to bless others and encourage them to do what is right, and most importantly know your Son Jesus as Savior. Help our leaders to stay the course with what is your will. Forgive our land. Let those who are genuinely, sincerely penitent be free for a new start, and those who fake it, or who have an evil bent to be found out and opposed by leaders as your Word in Romans 13:4 states. Amen.'