Those who lead a nation should remember that they were elected by “we the people.” The United States of America was formed as a Republic, which means we elect those who are supposed to represent the people they were elected by. Sadly, politicians often get elected, then do whatever they want, ignoring the desires of their constituents. We need to elect humble leaders who will listen to the people they serve and make decisions that benefit the majority of their lives. This is how the Republic is preserved.
“Jesus called the apostles and said, ‘You know that the acknowledged rulers of nations have absolute power over people and their officials have absolute authority over people. But that’s not the way it’s going to be among you. Whoever wants to become great among you will be your servant.’” (Mark 10:42-43; GW)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Intercede on behalf of the elected leaders in your area: President, Vice President, Senator, S. Representative, State Representatives, County officials, City Mayor and Council Members. If you don’t know who they are, search online and find out. Carry the list with you and commit to the Lord to pray for them on a regular basis.
Ask the Holy Spirit to convict your elected leaders if you are sure they are not representing the will of the people that elected them. Write them an email and tell them why you believe this. Be respectful, but honest. Let them know you are praying regularly for them.
Ask the Lord for humble men and women to be raised up by the Lord in your area who will listen to the people and can govern with wisdom and compassion for those they serve. Run for office, if that describes you. Don’t be afraid! God equips those He calls.
A prayer you can pray:
Dear Lord, I lift up my elected leaders. (Name them by name and pray for each one.) Lord, convict those who have their own agendas and who ignore the people’s will in the sin of pride. Tell them quickly, Lord, and give them an opportunity to repent before they trip and fall over the consequences of their actions. Bring them to Your throne of grace and teach them a better way of ruling—from a position of service to others. Please raise up men and women to governmental office in my area and in the nation who are humble. Raise up those who listen to the people and weigh out decisions carefully, seeking You for guidance or at least making decisions that benefit the majority of those they serve. If You want me to run for political office, Lord I am here to serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
God, I ask for humble political leaders for my city, state and nation!