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Praying For Our Leaders

Updated on November 22, 2014

A Prayer For Our Country

Almighty Father, we pray

abandon us not to the devices of men,

but bless us with righteous leaders

well-disposed to do thy will in all things.

Give us, we pray, the will to follow and

to sustain such leaders.

Grant, we pray, that justice may prevail,

and that thy will may be done in all things.

This we pray in the name of thy beloved son,

even Jesus Christ.

Amen

"If my people....shall humble themselves, and pray...

...I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
...I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." | Source

There is a way forward.

If you believe in the power of prayer, you believe that prayer can make a difference.

If you believe that there is reason to hope, that earnest prayer can see righteousness prevail, then there is indeed hope for the future.

When has there ever been a better reason to pray for our leaders, for unity of purpose, for a reawakening to a realization of the righteous dreams of all mankind?

Christians and Jews are counseled to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" and to "pray continuously."

We are promised that "If my people....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, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Is any nation without sin? If there were such a nation, we would all choose to live there, but we must fix our hopes and prayers on what we can make of our own nation, and in harmony with other peoples, and other lands, who strive for the well-being of all.

"Peace begins with me" can be our motto, for indeed it must begin somewhere, and we can only control ourselves while seeking not to control others, but to encourage by our own example.

As for you and me, we are told that if we will agree on such a goal (and work to achieve it) it shall be done of our Father in heaven. (Matthew 18:19)

Can we agree....at least on that?



Grant, we pray, that justice may prevail, and that thy will may be done in all things.

"Peace begins with me"
"Peace begins with me" | Source

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - Praying for peace, for you and yours and ours.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      To lead in a peaceful way is enough to get the ball rolling.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Eiddwen - Thanks. I just said a prayer for your leaders, too, that they and other leaders might fully realize their power for good and for peace.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful hub and voted up.

      Eddy.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MsDora - Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is also mandated. I'm praying for a righteous peace of Jerusalem and for righteous leadership of my country and everywhere.

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Praying for our leaders is a Biblical mandate. Every leader in every nation needs the prayers of their people. Thanks for promoting this valuable message.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - That makes at least two of us, with our wives would make four, and let's hope our fellow Hubbers join us, along with the Prayer Team online that regularly prays for the president and maybe there will be others for this and for the peace of Jerusalem.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You have me on board. I will take special care to make extra prayer for our leaders. Great job here.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I believe prayer works and I stake my life on it, both for now and forever. Your prayers are solicited too, for those who must lead us forward in our combined search for Peace. This is the season of the Prince of Peace. What better time could there be for us to do this?!

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