28 Days of Prayer for America – “ask God for wisdom”

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. – James 1:5 (NLT)

The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger. So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers. – Proverbs 24:5-6 (NLT)

Prayer: Godly guidance

Generous God: I ask for wisdom and guidance during these last four weeks of the presidential election cycle – for the Presidential candidates, for all others who are seeking public office, for all faithful American citizens, and for myself –


+ I ask that the Presidential candidates might actively seek your wisdom and guidance; and that they might surround themselves with godly counselors. This election has taken some nasty turns, Lord. I pray that you might lift the debate out of the darkness into your glorious light, and that truth and justice might prevail.

+ I ask that all who are seeking public office might look to you for wisdom and guidance, and surround themselves with godly counselors instead of self-serving opportunists. May they be men and women of their word who keep their commitments and work tirelessly for the good of the American people they serve.

+ I ask that you give faithful American citizens wisdom and sound judgement as they prepare to go to the polls on November 8th. Give them spiritual discernment so that they can see through the schemes and deceit of the evil one who thrives in chaos and confusion. Help them to look beyond the personalities of the candidates to the two distinctly different visions of America that they advocate. And, above all else, I pray that your faithful people will choose life.

+ I ask that you temper my partisanship with the wisdom that comes from your Word and Spirit. May I be a respecter of all persons, created in your image, regardless of how strongly I might disagree with them. May I see you in them, and act accordingly.

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.

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