Inauguration Prayer

Almighty God, creator and sustainer of all things, we praise you and honor your name.

We thank you that you have allowed us to live in a nation of peaceable government. That we have a quiet change of officers. We ask you for the continuance of this process.

As we change officials of the nation, we ask you to continually bless President Bush, his wife, Laura, and family as they humbly step aside and return to citizen life. We ask for their health, of soul and body as they transition to another phase of life.

We pray for President-elect Obama, his wife and children as they step into new roles. we pray for their protection from evil in all forms.

We ask you to establish his presidency in Christianity and righteousness, protect him from evil counsel, make him a blessed instrument for the protection and the propagation of the gospel. Make him a protecter of all who do well and terror to all who do evil. We ask that you would surround him with wise counselors.

We pray for Congress and the House of Representatives that you would fill them and influence them by your Holy Spirit, that they would live lives of examples, that they be sober, just, peaceable, and gracious in their lives, sound, faithful and powerful in their ministry striving for the good of your kingdom and for this nation.

We pray for all the people to be the President’s advisors, that they would be influenced by your Holy Spirit and they would be exemplary leaders and servants of the departments of government of which they are responsible.

In any and all of the leaders for which we pray, terrify them by your Spirit to do no evil and encourage them by your presence to do good.

Enable us as citizens in this free land to do our duty and to pray for all who carry the responsibility of leadership and service be they elected or hired officials.

As we pray for these temporal leaders, help your people to pray for the coming of your Eternal Kingdom. May we live by the rules and responsibilities of your kingdom as those who have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus from the kingdom of Satan and have been adopted as sons and daughters of God. Amen

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9 thoughts on “Inauguration Prayer

  1. What a powerful prayer! The enemies of God would tremble at the raising up of our voices in this prayer, in one accord, offered daily for our nation, our leaders, our people and the Body of Christ.
    Thank you for publishing this prayer.

  2. I remember years ago that when teaching on prayer that you taught that we should raise up the names of those in leadership of our nation, state, city, etc. daily. What a beautiful prayer. I come into agreement with it as well. May we remember to pray daily for new President and all in authority.

  3. I believe this a FAITH prayer…as we have been talking about FAITH. I do believe like Debi says, it is straight from the Father’s heart and when we agree in prayer as touching anything on earth and if we ask for the will of the Father, in Jesus’ Name He will do it.
    2Chron7:14: If MY people who are CALLED BY MY NAME will turn from their wicked ways, Humble themselves and PRAY…..I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN…. AND HEAL THEIR LAND.” If we believe and have FAITH that GOD really means this….we would be praying this prayer from our hearts daily till we see God move.

  4. Thank you for encouraging us to pray for our leaders and nation. I hope we will remember to pray daily for them in the days ahead.

  5. As our new president takes his place as the shepherd of our nation, may the take his example from GODD SHEPHERD the untimate Governor of the universe. THY will be done in this nation, on this earth as it is in Heaven. Happy is the nation whose God is THE LORD!

  6. You should have been the one to pray at the inauguration. After the inauguration and hearing some of the prayers prayed I realized even more how we need to pray often and with zeal and faith for our nation.

  7. Thank you for this power prayer for the ones who are put in power to help this country. I stand with MG in quoting 2 Chron. 7:14 “HEAL THEIR(OUR) LAND”. May Jesus be the center of every discision made in our personal lives and in country.

  8. “Enable us as citizens in this free land to do our duty and to pray for all who carry the responsibility of leadership and service be they elected or hired officials.” Gary

    The more I pray this prayer the more encouraged I become to continue to pray this prayer for our nation and leaders. To think God would enable us to pray and to recognize that we are free citizens to pray in a free land. I am reminded of Galatians 5 that God has set us free and encourages us not to go back to bondage. I think to many times I enter into the bondage of the fray of the problems that are way over my head and not in my corner to solve. May I remember to pray in unity with you as follows:

    “We pray for all the people to be the President’s advisors, that they would be influenced by your Holy Spirit and they would be exemplary leaders and servants of the departments of government of which they are responsible.” Gary

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