A Prayer for the President

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. -1 Tim. 2:1-2

Kevin DeYoung offers the prayer below as a model for our prayers for the President of the United States.


Our good, gracious, and sovereign God, we pray for the the President of the United States.

Grant him wisdom, courage, and integrity as a man and as a leader.

Keep him faithful, kind, and loving as a husband and father.

Give him a heart for the poor, concern for the powerless, and compassion for the weak.

Put before him the best information and the most intelligent counselors so he can make good decisions about economic policy and judicial appointments.

May he be guided by both courage and restraint as he commands our armed forces.

Make him a defender of the unborn, a protector of marriage, and a champion for religious liberty.

Make him a man of prayer and a daily student of the Scriptures.

Give him humility to admit his faults, forgive his enemies, and change his mind.

Lead him to a firm understanding of the truth of the gospel, a resolute commitment to obey the Word of God, and a passion to promote what accords with your truth.

By your grace, heavenly Father, may our President be a better man than so many expect and a better man than we deserve.

In the name of Jesus our Lord, let it be.

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4 Responses to A Prayer for the President

  1. John Martin says:

    Lord Christ. We are at Thy mercy. Presidents come and go but Thou changeth not. Our country is slouching towards Gommorah. I suspect we will be in the Tribulation before we know it. After the Tribulation we will caught up with You in the air. Thank you for connecting us to the Father and to the Spirit. Heaven is where Christ is. I am grateful that I have a place in Heaven, not on this old earth. Once I fly away I’m not coming back. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  2. Bill Alexander says:

    Proverbs 21:1 “The kings heart is in the hands of the Lord, like the rivers (channels) of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.” The man who is our President is there because our Lord put him there to do His bidding because we have collectively turned our backs on Him. Those of us who have received His son as our Savior have put him over in a corner where he will be available to be called on when the things we are engaged in go aury and need to call on Him. God loves us but He also is a just God and must deal whith our transgressions as he sees fit. It is entirely up to us as to what happens next–do we continue as we have been or do we get down on our knees pleading forgiveness.

  3. Vicki McAlpine says:

    Thank you for this refreshing perspective.

    Blessings in our Lord that knows our hearts and loves us anyway… Vicki McAlpine

  4. Lucy Mestre says:

    Thank you for reminder even when we dont understand why someone is where they are!!

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