5 Bible Verses and Scriptures to Pray Over the President
Ezekiel 22:30 tells us, "I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one." We are to be those who stand in the gap, who lift up our nation and president with all it favors and faults before the throne of God, and pray that He continues to work in our midst. Here are several Scriptures that we can pray over our president as we seek God's guidance and counsel for our leader.
Psalms 2:10-11 - "Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling."
Proverbs 11:14 - "For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers."
Proverbs 21:1 - "The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will."
Job 12:23-25 - "He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them."
Proverbs 2:1-8 - "My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding - indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones."
May we be faithful, informed and thoughtful when praying and talking to others about our politics, and as we ask for God's wisdom and righteousness to be evident in our nation's policies and leaders.
*excerpt from Jason Soroski's 10 Scriptures to Pray for Our Nation and Leaders