Christians need to pray for our leaders (whether we voted them into office or not). To that end, I am sharing this free printable Prayer for Our President today.
Use it to pray when you don’t know what to pray. By so doing, you’ll be obediently following God’s clear command:
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered for everyone — for kings and all those in authority — so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior.” (1 Timothy 2:1-3)
A Prayer for Our President
P is for Protection
LORD, to the degree that our president is serving the purpose for which you placed him in power, please preserve both his physical and mental health and protect him from anyone who might seek to do him harm. (Romans 13:1; Psalm 37:23-24)
R is for Righteousness
People rejoice when the righteous are in authority, but groan under the rule of wicked men. Give us a reason to rejoice in this president, LORD. Conform him to Your ways. Channel his heart towards all who please You. (Proverbs 29:2; 11:10; 21:1)
E is for Endurance
Give our president strength & stamina to shoulder the heavy burden of leading our country. Protect him from weariness in body, mind, & spirit. Surround him with wise advisors who offer sound advice. (Isaiah 40:29-31; Proverbs 11:14; Matthew 11:28-29)
S is for Selflessness
Remind our president he is in office to serve our country. Help him put his people’s interests ahead of his own, LORD, & never allow him to jeopardize national security for personal gain. (1 Peter 5:2-3; Philippians 2:3-4; Deuteronomy 16:19)
I is for Integrity
God, make our president a man of his word, beginning with his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. Confirm his efforts to praise well-doers and punish evildoers, and thwart any attempts to do the opposite. (Proverbs 11:3; 1 Peter 2:13-15)
D is for Discernment
Grant our president wisdom and understanding, God. Good intentions do not guarantee good results, so give him eyes to see how his policies will affect both present & future generations. (Psalm 2:10-11; James 3:17; Ecclesiastes 7:10-12; Galatians 6:7-10)
E is for Economy
Make our president a good steward of all You’ve entrusted to him, LORD. Help him invest in ways that reward hard work, reduce debt, respect rights, & reign in unnecessary spending. (Ephesians 4:28; 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12; Romans 12:16-18; Proverbs 29:4)
N is for New Life
LORD, if our president does not know Jesus, draw him to a saving knowledge of Christ without delay. If he is already a Christian, please let his faith inform every decision he makes. (Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9; 1 Peter 4:11; Colossians 3:17)
T is for Teachability
Guard our president’s heart against pride, O God. Cultivate in him a spirit of humility, a willingness to learn from others (from either side of the aisle), and a sensitivity to the promptings of Your Spirit. (Proverbs 11:2; 15:22; John 14:26)
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Every page features beautiful vintage artwork along with a scripture verse, writing prompt, or historical quote meant to inspire you to think deeply about what it means to be an American and how we can ensure the guiding principles upon which our nation was established are never forgotten.