Call to Prayer for Government

Dear All,

I live in the UK and so I pray for my PM Boris Johnson. The Word says to pray for those in authority; we don’t have a choice. As to whether we like our leaders or not, it is compulsory to pray for our leaders.

I was listening to this song, The Blessing (starts 1 minute in).

And I had just finished a time of prayer. I was praying for family and for government.

And so I pass on this blessing from Numbers 6:24 – 26 and pour it out upon loved ones and also upon leaders. 

Will you also, please, pray for our leaders? Whether you live in a democracy or a dictatorship, whether you are in war or in peace time, whether you like your leader or despise him or her, pray for them.

1 Timothy 2:1-4

“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. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, …”

If Paul can urge others to pray for leaders, even those who have incarcerated him, then why cannot we pray for our leaders, fallen men and women who need the truth of the Gospel, the love of GOD and the hope of salvation, for themselves and for the nations they lead. In Jesus’ name, let us be humble, not arrogant, and let us pray.

3 comments

  1. Hi Sarah,
    A good word of reminder to us as Christians to pray for our government there appears so much disrespect & criticism of our leaders at this present time. But I can see no word in scripture about rebelling against the authorities apart from when the Anti Christ is revealed and the clear choice of taking ‘the mark of the beast’ is upon us.

    1. Amen Sarah and Tony

      Hi Sarah yesterday was my day to pray for my community as part of a prayer group.

      It was so easy to get carried away with the chaos of what’s going on in Parliament yesterday. I felt compelled to pray . To find God’s peace. Like you say we are called to pray for our Leaders . Its biblical so like you prayed for our government and especially Boris Johnson. Prayed and sent the below prayer yesterday to my group at 23.00.

      Dear Lord

      Thank goodness you are the God of all our tomorrow’s. Your in control. Even if our government is in chaos. You are not!!! Amen!!!!

      Lord you say to pray for our government. Those in charge of us. Boris Johnson in particular we pray for. God bless him in his decision making and if he makes the decision to resign please Father God put the right person and cabinet in charge .

      The government decisions effects us all. Though my prayer is weak Lord you know my heart.

      Lord help!!!! Psalm 121 and Psalm 43.

      There is a crisis in functioning government.

      Lord I don’t understand everything but I understand people are struggling with their finances driven to despair and worried for their futures. We are in astonishing times Lord but your word says the world will be like this. Father I pray people get drawn to you in these chaotic times as you are the Prince of Peace.

      Holy spirit give Christians in our community fresh anointing and opportunities to speak of hope and bring light into our community. We honour your name in our community.

      Holy spirit I pray sweep over our nation.

      You say in 2 Ch 7v 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall ahumble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

      Lord please send your peace, wisdom, word, favour, fresh faith, blessing, direction and love to my fellow brothers and sisters give them an urgency in their hearts to see people come to faith. You heal the whole person. You transform lives!! You promise The harvest is out THERE. Please Lord don’t let us be lukewarm now.

      Lord we don’t want to waste one more day on this earth. Abba use us for your glory. Put us all in the right place at the right time with the right words and actions. Send us Lord. We are available

      Father help us all to move forward in all you have for us in the time we have left. To walk in our destiny’s.

      We don’t have to be drawn into the chaos. Help us Lord to pray, to trust in you despite what we are seeing. To walk in faith and not by sight.

      Give us the strength to stand and to finish well.

      In Jesus name Amen 🙏

      I sent this prayer last night to prayer group .

      God has moved mightily this morning. Praise God he does hear our prayers. We don’t pray in vain. Our prayers are heard.

      Numbers 6 24 to 26 such a lovely scripture to pray over our loved ones and government.

      Thank you for your prayers.

      Every blessing to you Sarah

      1. Such a beautiful and powerful prayer, Jennifer.
        And yes, the Aaronic blessing is wonderful!
        We pray, even as the world seems to be imploding, even as governments seem to be tumbling, we pray.
        GOD bless you for writing.

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