The Psalms is a book of prayers. It covers a wide range of human emotions and can be a catalyst for when you don’t know what to say to God! Join me as I pray through the Psalms.
A prayer inspired by Psalm 2:
Lord, we look to our leaders, our rulers, our politicians – as if they are in control. You have anointed them, but I know that you are the only one who can truly help us. Please guide them and give them strength and wisdom, to do their jobs well.
Thank you for your direction, laws, and wisdom, which you have provided in order to protect us. Help us to value and trust in your words.
We look forward to your return to Earth – something that is difficult for us to imagine right now. However, the Bible says, and our Christian faith hinges on this belief: you are the risen Lord. One day, you will return, and put an end to the tyranny, evil, and pain that we constantly see all over the news. Lord, we rely on this hope, and ask that you would hasten your return, and strengthen our faith. (“Lord, I believe – help my unbelief!”)
I pray for our leaders and decision makers. I thank you for them. Please keep their intentions pure, and their focus clear. Give them the ideas, resources, and abilities they need to help the people of the world. Take care of them, Lord. Help them to know you, and understand your character and heart; your intentions for the nations. May they be humble, and honest in their dealings.
Lord, we take our refuge in you, and assert in faith: you are the only one who can truly help us. May you bless us, and forgive us for the countless sins and travesties that have been committed over the years. Only you can renew our world. Amen.