Prayers for our government

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil” (Deuteronomy 30:15 ESV).

“We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works of
the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith
in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified” (Galatians 2:15-16

Father, laws can provide guidelines and restrictions to address the issues and problems facing our society, but
they cannot change the heart of the people. Our human heart is deceitful, and our internal moral
compass is broken. In order to choose life, we need someone outside of ourselves to guide us to the way of
life. Our hope for cultural transformation cannot be in worldly solutions. We cannot put our focus, passion, or
hope into changing laws. It cannot become our “gospel.” Rather, we must focus on the only true and
lasting change; a transformed life through the salvation found in and through Jesus Christ. We pray that Jesus Christ increases in the life of each saint and that their own selfish ambition and pride would decrease.

Father,  we give thanks for our governing
authorities who pursue good
laws and societal services and
pray for inner transformation
within their heart and those
whom they serve.

Lord, as the Church witnesses, we pray
for true transformation to
come to our communities,
state, and nation.

And may the Spirit of Christ quicken within
governing authorities to seek
the Lord and to know the One
True God and Jesus Christ
whom God sent.