Almighty God, Prince of Peace and Lord of Lords, as our state begins its legislative session today, we pause to lift each lawmaker up to you. We pray you set a hedge of protection around our capital and each individual. We pray for truth, clarity and holy conviction to surround each lawmaker. Ultimately, we pray for each lawmaker to be led by You.
We pray, Holy Spirt, for your presence to be operative and tangible within each chamber, leading and guiding our lawmakers. As meetings take place all across our capital, we pray for the protection and preservation of our state’s dearest resources, from children to coal to tourism. As these men and women give of their time to serve, we pray you order their priorities and align their hearts with Your will.
Even though there may be times we don’t understand, don’t agree or have differing views, may we always be respectful towards our leaders for you have said, “Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” (Romans 13:1 NLT)
We humbly request your blessing upon our state and upon our nation, Lord. Be glorified in this place!
In Jesus Name,