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Praying for Those in Authority and for the Government

Paul urged Timothy and the church to first pray for everyone, especially for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  1 Timothy 2:2

A Model Prayer


Heavenly Father, I give thanks for our government.

1 Timothy 2:1

I pray for all elected and appointed officials and government employees having authority over us.

1 Timothy 2:2

Pour out your Spirit upon them and make your Word known to them,

Proverbs 1:23

so they will not forget the Lord our God and worship or follow other gods.

Deuteronomy 8:18

Let your hand be with them to keep them from evil, so they cause no pain

1 Chronicles 4:10

by perverting justice, showing partiality, or accepting bribes.

Deuteronomy 16:19

Let wisdom enter their hearts and let knowledge be pleasant to them.

Proverbs 2:10

Let discretion preserve them and understanding keep them

Proverbs 2:11

to deliver them from the way of evil and from evil men. 

Proverbs 2:12

Make their hearts and ears attentive to Godly counsel

Psalms 1:1

doing what is right in your sight

2 Chronicles 20:32

requiring them to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with you.

Micah 6:8

Being strong in the Lord's mighty power

Ephesians 6:10

putting on the full armor of God to stand against the schemes of the devil and

Ephesians 6:11

the killing dangers of pride and arrogance which you hate.

Proverbs 8:13

Cause there to be shaking in all areas

Hebrews 12:27

rooting out the unfaithful and cutting off the wicked.

Proverbs 2:22

Soften the hearts that are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 3:13

Bring to light what is hidden in darkness, and expose the secret aims of the hearts.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Let the upright dwell in our government

Proverbs 2:21

having faith in You so they will be upheld.

2 Chronicles 20:21

Cause them to walk securely in integrity, to live righteously, to be obedient concerning You

Proverbs 10:9

So that we may lead quiet and peaceable lives, in all godliness and holiness.

1 Timothy 2:2

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