Prayer Topic #11:
A Prayer for God’s Favor on Government Professionals
Psalm 103:1-5, Acts 15:8-9
Reflections of the Heart:
Godly government professionals should be mindful of the seven things the Lord detests which are haughty eyes, lying tongues, hands that kill the innocent, hearts that plot evil, feet that race to do wrong, false witnesses who pour out lies and persons who sows discord among brothers. As government professionals, walk in godly integrity and our nation will reap the benefits.
Father, thank You for giving favor, grace and mercy to government professionals. Thank You for opening doors of abundance so that they can prosper and have wealth to share. Thank You for being faithful to them even during times when their faith is weak. You are the Most High God, the only true and living God. You are excellent in all of Your ways. The heavens are Your throne, and the earth is Your footstool. Lord, You are good, and Your faithful love endures forever. You are the great I Am, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. You are our Creator and Savior.
Loving Father, it is Your will that government professionals live rich and satisfying lives. We confess that they will live by believing, not by seeing and as they commit everything, they do to You and trust You, You will help them. No good thing will be withheld from government professionals who do what is right. For You bless the Godly and surround them with Your shield of love. By faith, we declare government professionals will never let loyalty and kindness leave them; they will tie them around their necks and write them deep within their hearts. Then, they will find favor with You and people, and they will earn a good reputation. They will honor You with their wealth and with the best part of everything they produce.
Holy Spirit, reveal how I can pray for favor on behalf of government professionals:
Holy Spirit, please show government professionals Your ways, teach them Your paths and lead them in Your truth. Bless them to craft, support and implement legislation and projects, produce effective outcomes and improve the lives of citizens, in ways that honor You. Give them peace to sustain and strength to overcome the inevitable internal and external challenges that the governmental process and public service bring. Keep them from working halfheartedly, taking advantage of their positions and worshipping worldly power instead of You. Help them to make good decisions that benefit their constituents and stakeholders. Remind them that their ability to succeed comes from You and that favor is a gift, not an entitlement. Reveal to them ways to work smartly and bring balance to their professional and personal lives.
Forgiving Father, forgive government professionals for all acts of sinfulness, including greed, envy, outbursts of anger, pride, arrogance, bitterness, lying, stealing, criticism, gossiping and stubbornness. Forgive them for putting their careers first and You second. Forgive them for taking credit for the skills and opportunities You give them and for not sharing their wealth and expertise with others. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind all government professionals of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help government professionals not to yield to temptation and deliver them from the evil one.
Lord God Almighty, You are holy and righteous. You are great and deserving of praise. We love You and will bless Your name forever. Yours is the Kingdom, glory, and the power forever. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Jeremiah 10:10, Isaiah 66:1, Psalm 136:1, Exodus 3:14, Isaiah 9:6, John 10:10, II Corinthians 5:7, Psalm 37:5, Psalm 84:11, Psalm 5:12, Proverbs 3:3-4, Proverbs 3:9, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 48:1, Psalm 145:1
Today, I will trust God to:
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