A Prayer for our Politicians

Last night, I was asked to lead the invocation at our Yucca Valley Town Council. Here’s what I prayed for our political leaders.

Sovereign Lord, If we could gather into one great heap all the leaders of this world — kings and congressman, diplomats and dictators.

If we could merge all the economies of this world – farmyards and football stadiums, stock markets and skyscrapers.

Your Word tells us that the sum total of all the nations would be “like a drop from the bucket, and counted as the dust on the scales” (Isaiah 40:15).

But “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised. ” (Psalm 145:3). The greatness of this nation, and the greatness of our town, come from you.

Thank you for the elected leaders who sit before me tonight. Each of them is a “minister of God for our good” (Rom. 13:1).

Give them clarity of mind, compassion of heart, and conviction of spirit to do what is right even when unpopular.

Let them serve with joy as those who must give an account not only to their constituents, but ultimately, to You.

We pray all of this in the name of Jesus, who is the Prince of Peace, Amen.