Praying for Leaders – I Timothy 2:1-5


We have heard this passage in church, and we KNOW we should pray for our leaders, but HOW should we do it.

I have adapted this from a flier put out by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: (Prayer Guide)

Praying for our Leaders

Fill in the names for where you live. Each day pick one or two to pray for…

President Barak Obama

 Cabinet Members:



 Supreme Court:

 Military Leaders:


 State legislature:


 Police Department:


 Fire Department:

 Schools and Teachers:

 Social Service Agencies:

 Leaders of Other Nations:

 The front page of the Newspaper

You can pray using words and thoughts from Scripture…


  • “Help ______ accept wise counsel.” Prov. 11:14
  •  “Teach ______ to trust in you.” Psalm 21:7
  • “Protect ______ from the influence of the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3
  • Give ________ wisdom, foresight and understanding in making decisions. I Chronicles 22:12
  • “Protect _______ from harm and bless his/her family. Psalm 21:11
  • Give ________ courage to do the right thing even when urged to do the wrong thing.” Prov 2:11-15
  • Give _______ a tender heart of compassion to those she/he leads and serves. Col 3:12
  • “Bless ______ with strength, endurance and stamina.” I Chronicles 16:11
  • “Help all those, including ______________­­­_____, who help those in need.” 

“I urge…. that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good and pleases God our Savior.”                                                        I Timothy 2:1-3



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