Friday, January 20, 2017

Inaguration Day Prayers January 2017

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.  "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way." (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.  "For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. "  (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.'