National prayers for the President of the United States and all our national leaders
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV
This week, the Joshua Commission has opened a dialogue on influential US leaders and how they reflected Christ well and poorly. As men in the United States, we all recognize the critical importance of our most influential US leaders – our elected officials and we are called to pray for them as it is God who has placed them in authority.
“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”
Romans 13:1-2 NIV
The Joshua Commission is a para-church and is responding to the Evangelist Franklin Graham’s request for national prayer on June 2.
The Joshua Commission is not symbolized by an elephant or a donkey. We love Christ, our families and our nation. We believe in prayer and declare “that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV
Therefore, we pray for our nation’s leaders as Graham wrote, “I am asking followers of Christ across our nation to set aside next Sunday, June 2, as a special day of prayer for the President Donald Trump.” I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God. This is a critical time for America. The office of the President and our national leaders are under spiritual attack. We’re on the edge of a precipice.
Graham continued, “Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President. We know that God hears and answers prayer. He can soften hearts and change minds. He is all-powerful, and He rules over the affairs of nations. The Bible instructs us to pray for those in authority, ‘that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior’ (1 Timothy 2:2–3).”
Today’s training – Get on a knee and pray that God’s grace, wisdom and discernment will prevail In the hearts and minds of our nation’s leaders.