Prayer for the United States Congress

“When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
Proverbs 29:2

The House of Representatives and the Senate collectively form the United States Congress and are the lawmakers of the nation. As the legislative branch of our government, the Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers. It is vitally important that we pray that our congressional leaders are obedient to God’s will for our nation, accountable for their actions, courageous in times of adversity, willing to serve for the good of their constituents, and that they seek godly advisers. We should pray that the laws they pass rest their authority, ultimately, upon the authority of the Word of God.

Father, I pray that You will raise up godly and righteous men and women who are strong to stand up and represent Your values and purposes for our nation. May the right people find favor with the citizens and be voted into office, and may those who desire to be in office but lack the integrity be kept out. Give our leaders wisdom to govern and spirits that are willing to work together to do the best for our nation. Guide and bless our senators and representatives in Congress assembled, that they may enact such laws as shall please You, to the glory of Your name and the welfare of our people, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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