Now that the American voting public has made their choices known, it is time to hold our leadership up in prayer, respecting and submitting to their authority.  Romans 13:1 – 2  says, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.  Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.”  With that in mind, let me share a prayer for our governmental leaders.  This was received via email, so the author of it is unknown.

Heavenly Father, I give thanks for our government  (1 Tim. 2:1)  I pray for all men and women having authority over us in any way.  (1 Tim. 2:2)  Pour out Your Spirit upon them and make Your Word known to them.  (Prov. 1:23)  Cause them to be men and women of integrity, obedient concerning us.  (Psalm 25:21)  That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.  (1 Tim. 2:2)  Let wisdom enter their hearts, and let knowledge be pleasant to them.  (Prov. 2:10)  let discretion preserve them and understanding keep them.  (Prov. 2:11)  Make their hearts and ears attentive to Godly counsel,  (Psalm 1:1)  doing what is right in Your sight.  (2 Chron. 20:32)  Let the upright dwell in our government.  (Prov. 2:21)  Cause there to be a shaking in all areas.  (Heb. 12:27)  Let those complete and blameless before You stay, (Prov. 2:21)  and cut off the wicked.  Let the unfaithful be rooted out.  (Prov. 2:22)  Bring to light what is hidden in darkness, and expose the secret aims of the hearts.  (1 Cor. 4:5)  Let this nation remember from where they have fallen, repenting and returning to doing their first works,  (Rev. 2:5)  setting their hearts and their souls to seek the Lord,  (1 Chron. 22:19)  humbling themselves, praying and turning from their wicked ways, then hear them, O Lord, and forgive their sins and heal the land.  (2 Chron. 7:14)  Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light,  (Acts 26:18)  soften the hearts that are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.  (Heb. 3:13)  Deliver them from their destruction.  (Psalm 107:20)  Father, You have been long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  (2 Peter 3:9)  Raise up a standard in this nation.  (Isa. 49:22)  Cause the rains of Your Spirit to flood this land,  (Zech. 10:1)  and revive Your work in the midst of us.  (Hab. 3:2)  Raise up intercessors for this nation,  (Isa. 59:16)  to pull down strongholds over this land.  (2 Cor. 10:4)  and let the glory of the Lord be revealed.  (Isa. 40:5)  In the name of Jesus we ask these things.  Amen!