“I urge that petitions, prayers, and intercessions be offered on behalf of all people, rulers, and those in authority, so we may live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honor God.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2
The election is a week away, and our most cherished freedoms are on the ballot. The leaders we elect on November 3rd will significantly impact our lives, our families, our communities, and our nation for countless generations. Every day leading up to the election, join us as we come to God in prayer and ask for his guidance on the election. Use our 7-Day Election Prayer Guide to pray for the voters, candidates, and election commissioners.
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DAY 1: FOR VOTERS TO ELECT GODLY LEADERS
“Select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain.” Exodus 18:21
Heavenly Father, I pray that we will elect righteous leaders who love mercy and justice and will honor and obey You. We pray that elected officials will recognize that they are first accountable to God, then to the citizens they represent. Amen.
DAY 2: FOR VOTERS TO SEEK OUT THE TRUTH
“I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right.” Isaiah 45:19
Father God, it is sometimes difficult for us to know what is true and what is not. We struggle to discern truth from campaign slogans and political rhetoric. Fill us with Your truth during this election cycle. Grant discernment to voters and reveal hidden agendas so we can cast ballots that reflect the truth of God’s Word. Amen.
DAY 3: FOR HONESTY IN CAMPAIGNS
“Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are.” Matthew 22:16
Lord God, Your glory and majesty are known to us through Your kindness. You know all hearts and discern motives in ways we cannot. Let the truth of every candidate be brought forward. Amen.
DAY 4: FOR CANDIDATES TO SEEK WISDOM FROM GOD
“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
Almighty God, You know the personal habits and disciplines of each candidate running for office. Today I ask that leaders seek Your wisdom in decision making. Let them recognize that Your wisdom is trustworthy. May God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
DAY 5: FOR CANDIDATES TO SHARE GOD’S HEART FOR JUSTICE
“The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” Proverbs 29:7
Lord God, Your judgments are perfect. You love justice, and You exercise mercy even when we do not deserve it. I pray that You will give us leaders who view justice and mercy from Biblical understanding. I pray that the injustices within our government will be made right. Amen.
DAY 6: FOR CANDIDATES TO SUBMIT THEIR PLANS TO GOD
“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.” Daniel 2:20-22
Awesome God, You rule over history and time and are neither bound nor governed by them. You are sovereign and know both the beginning and the end of history—they are Yours! We ask that individuals will be elected whose plans and initiatives come from God and the wisdom of many counselors. Amen.
DAY 7: FOR CANDIDATES TO INSPIRE UNITY AND COOPERATION
“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18
As I pray for God-led leaders, I pray they will inspire unity and cooperation. Give us leaders who can reach beyond partisanship and accomplish what is best for our state and nation. Amen.