“After removing him, he raised up David as their king and testified
about him, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse to be a man
after my own heart, who will carry out all my will.’” Acts 13:22
“The the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look at his appearance or his
stature because I have rejected him. Humans do not see what the Lord
sees, for humans see what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart'” 1 Samuel 16:7
As we fast and pray for God to raise up a leader of our land,
we pray for the one whose heart beats after God’s heart. One
of the greatest compliments in all of scripture is when God says,
“I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he
will do everything I want him to do.”
Wow. Enough said. We pray for a leader who will be on their
knees in prayer, fervently in the Word and surrounded by a host of
wise counselors seeking to serve an audience of One while being
a blessing to America’s 300+ million and to a watching world.
And may we be reminded of God’s instruction to Samuel, “Do
not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward
appearances, but the Lord looks at the heart.” May we be open
to God’s leading and not to man’s persuasion.
Dear Lord, we humbly come to you in earnest prayer as we
seek a leader whose heart seeks You, Your principles, Your
precepts and Your will. May we not rely on persuasive speech
nor impressive polls or bank accounts. Instead, may we totally
rely on and trust in You to reveal and raise up the leader for our
land in this time.
May this leader be of You, by You and for You. May this leader
call on our nation to fast, to pray, to repent and to return to You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.