“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21; NASB)
In the Old Testament, Daniel, Joseph, and Esther served terrible kings, yet they each received revelation from God to fix a social, political, and/or economic problem for those evil kings. And they let the king take the credit! They interceded for those very human kings and found favor with them. They were each welcomed with the royal scepter of receptivity in order to share God’s solution with their leaders. In each case, the nation was saved, together with God’s people.
We need to pray for all men – for those we like and those we don’t like. The devil will lie to us to divide us. We typically see Caucasians favoring one political party and candidate, and other ethnic groups favoring another. Pray in Unity desires to bring us together to pray fervently for all of our political leaders. Let’s trust God for an extraordinary miracle!
Sometimes we hesitate to pray for certain government leaders because we feel they or their policies will hurt us. When we bless those that curse us or even seek to harm us, Proverbs 25:22 and Romans 12:20 tell us we heap burning coals over their heads. This is not to hurt the person, but to put them in a position of discomfort, so they come to their senses and stop. Let us pray, not only for our President and other national leaders, but let’s also include the leadership of both the Republican and the Democratic party—Senator Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senator Chuck Schumer, Representative Nancy Pelosi and so forth. We are here to stand in the gap. You can find the names of the Senate leadership here and House leadership here.
Pray with us:
We are Your people, God, who carry Your Name. We humble ourselves and repent for partisanship, even in our own quarters. We ask forgiveness. We want to stand in the gap, right in the middle, for righteousness’ sake until we see the breakthrough. We pray for President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and their households. We pray You protect and deliver them. We also pray for Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. We bless them. We know that we are free from any attachment from the evil one; we can intercede for Your Holy Spirit to fall on all of them, and there will be reconciliation. We pray for the Supreme Court. May Your perfect purposes come to pass in there. We say that Your Word is true. May it be our intercessory guide. We want to pray with clean hands and pure hearts, so we may lead quiet and tranquil lives. We say that the enemy will not prosper, but that Your purposes will come to pass in this nation. Raise up godly leaders. Raise up spiritual leaders that will walk alongside political leaders on both sides of the fence. Raise up that army of intercessors to pray until we see Your Kingdom come in the governmental arena of our nation, our states, and our cities. This we pray in the name that is above all names—Jesus. Amen.
By Ed Silvoso
Founder, Ed Silvoso Ministries, Harvest Evangelism, and Transform Our World