Prayer for the Executive Branch

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.”
Proverbs 21:1

As the head of the executive branch of our government, the president is responsible for the daily administration of the state bureaucracy and directs the general political flow of the federal government. Underneath the president are the several departments that are in charge of administering the affairs of the nation, such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice. The representative leaders of these departments are collectively known as the president’s “Cabinet” of advisers. These leaders need to be people of godly integrity and honesty, who only want the best for the nation, and who have the wisdom and discernment, and understanding for all the decisions they must make.

Our Father in heaven, I pray You will protect the health and safety of the president, his advisers, and their families. I ask that You give them an abundance of wisdom and direction for the decisions they must make and the strength of character to not compromise on what they know is true and best. I trust You to turn the heart of the president and the hearts of the advisers toward You, and that by Your power You will guide them through all the questions and situations they find themselves in. Give them favor with the citizens of our nation and with other world leaders. May they always humble themselves before You, seek Your counsel, and follow Your ways in doing what is right and good for all. Amen.

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