As I write this today (Thursday), it is still not clear who the next president of the United States will be.
But, while we don’t know who the president will be, we do know that he will need the prayers of God‘s people.
God‘s word is plain: “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).
How should we pray for the next president?
First, we should pray for good decisions, just laws, and wise and kind administration. This will allow us to “live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.“ It will also allow us to practice our faith and to make disciples of the Lord Jesus “who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth“ (1 Timothy 2:4).
Second, we should pray that there will be people in the administration who can speak the truth of God into the life of the president. Vice President pence has been that person in the present administration. We should pray that God would put Godly people in the future administration, which ever one that should be.
Third, we should pray for wisdom for the president and all his advisers. We live in a big country with many people and deep problems. We need the president to have wisdom and to make decisions from the wisdom of God.
Finally, I would pray for evangelism in the halls of Congress and in the White House. I encourage you to pray that a revival may come in America and that it may begin in Washington DC.
May God bless us in all these ways.