GOOD GOV'T PRAYER GUIDE
2023 Version Download
God’s Word encourages all Christians to be involved in making their nation a stronger, healthier place. Scripture tells us that praying for our leaders is one of the best ways we can do this.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence”(1 Timothy 2:1-2 NKJV).
It is better to pray for governmental leaders — local, state, and national — than to criticize them. This doesn’t mean we always agree with their every action
or condone legislative decisions contrary to biblical principles. It does mean, however, that we respect positions of authority (Hebrews 13:17), even if the one filling that position compromises God’s principles. As we humbly and fervently call on the Lord in prayer, He promises to raise up godly leaders and govern their hearts to rule our land (Daniel 2:20-21; 2 Chronicles 7:14). In addition, we have the privilege in America to express our desire for godly leaders with an informed vote during local, state, and national elections.
We invite you to use this Scriptural Prayers for Good Government booklet for our state and nation’s leaders as a starting place for your prayers. You could take a portion a day, or one section a week, or even schedule a full day of fasting and prayer and go through it in its entirety, either on your own or with a group.Regardless of how you use it, our hope is that we can all humble ourselves in prayer and turn to God. If we do, He promises He will restore our communities, our state, and our nation. The LORD will hear our cry and heal our land!
Thank you for standing in the gap with us for our nation, for Arizona, and our governmental leaders (2 Chronicles 7:14).