Scriptures To Pray For Our National Election


It is critical that Christians pray for the coming presidential election. There is amazing power in united prayer. Pray with others whenever possible. The power of prayer can overcome any obstacle or ungodly influence and, indeed, do great things!

II Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, will heal their land.

Acts 17:30 - Pray for repentance for yourself and for our nation.

Psalm 32:6-7 - Pray that Christians will be motivated to pray faithfully for this election and that the Lord would deliver us from the wrong leaders.

Proverbs 16:13 - Pray that our nation will listen to the truth and not be led astray.

Psalm 125 - Pray that those who trust in the Lord will not be shaken.

Psalm 86:14-17 - Pray that the Lord would defeat those who have no regard for Him in this election.

II Kings 13:16 - Pray that the Lord would put His hands on the man of His choice for president (and his team) and guide them in this election.

Luke 12:54-57 - Pray that God's man and our nation will be discerning and do what is right.

Psalm 16:7-8 - Pray that the Lord would give wise counsel and guidance to His choice for president in this campaign.

Proverbs 1:5-6 - Pray that God's man will listen with discernment, add to his knowledge, and receive wise counsel in this campaign.

John 16:33 - Pray that the man of God's choice would be given wisdom and ability from the Lord to overcome any obstacle or difficulty during this campaign.

Philippians 4:13 - Pray that the Lord's choice for President will have special strength and unusual ability from God.

Psalm 18:32-36 - Pray that the Lord would arm the man of His choice with strength; would guide him in battle (this election); and would sustain him and give him victory.

Hebrews 11:32-34 - Pray that God's man could, through faith, persevere and maintain his courage throughout this election.

2 Corinthians 12:9 - Pray that the Lord would empower and enable his man in any area of weakness.

Habakkuk 1:5 and 3:2 - Pray that the Lord would do something that would utterly amaze us and give His servant victory.

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing,”
1 Thessalonians 5:11. (E.S.V.)Please pray for a grand old lady named America!

Our loving Father,
In the name of Your Son we offer our prayer today. In His abiding love we place our trust. Because of His example, our hope is in the blood of Your beloved Son, offered for the sins of all men who will turn to You, accept Your way, and live in Your precepts.

Through disappointment, may we always see Your word as a light in a very dark world. Living in a nation turning away from you, and even parading our sins as Sodom, we pray that we as Your people will stand and never be silent against the evil in our nation. Facing despair, or persecution, strengthen our faith to know that you will never leave us. As we look at death coming, our trust will be in You.

We pray earnestly and confidently that You will support our efforts to preach and teach Your word. As Your church, great effort is being made to reach out over the world. Open our eyes to see that a special effort is needed to teach and preach in our nation’s Capitol and on each street that we live. Help us, Father, to say the things Jesus would say and say them in the way He would say them.

We are grateful, Father, for Your love. Teach us to love. Thank you for Your mercy. Strengthen our resolve to be merciful. We wonder at Your forgiveness. Grow our faith that we might be as forgiving.

Gracious Father, help us walk above the cares of this world and turn our faces and hearts to You that we might know Your life and light.

Through the Christ, our true light, Amen.
Lucien Claiborne