2012 Election Prayer Guide
40 Days of Prayer
A Call to Prayer September 28, 2012 to November 6, 2012
Pray for the voters in the United States that we will seek wisdom from God,
that our self-interest will be laid aside for the common good and that
discernment between truth and falsehood will be clear to us.
(James 1:5, Proverbs 2:10)
Pray that, as Believers, we will be given the faith to believe that our
votes will make a difference in our country.
Pray that we will lay down our own desires and take up the desires of God.
Ask that the Lord’s purposes will be accomplished in the U.S. elections.
Pray that any wicked or evil influences will become weak and impotent in
their efforts at bringing down the candidates for election.
Pray that we will not get wrapped up in the negative, in fault-finding, or
criticism during election time. Help us to act as the Lord wants us to act,
so no one can find fault with us as Christians.
Pray that there will be a spirit of truthfulness in the elections,
especially on the part of all media.
Pray for protection and safety for all the candidates and media.
Pray that though we may support different candidates,the Body of Christ in
America, will walk together before our Lord in the spirit of unity and with
Pray for that the candidates will walk in wisdom throughout the long
Pray the candidates will surround themselves with skilled staffers- men and
women who will offer wise counsel to them throughout the election cycle.
Pray for added strength for the candidates and for their families and their
staffers. May each one be energized and invigorated by the campaign process,
rather than drained.
Pray that the voters will know and correctly discern the true character of
each candidate on the ballot.
Pray that the media, print and broadcast, will report the facts of this
election in truth, avoiding any bias in their coverage.
Pray that the Lord will bind any spirit of lies, deception, dishonesty and
distortion during the election. Ask the Lord to loose truth, honesty,
integrity and ethical behavior instead.
(Matthew 18:18, I Corinthians 4:5)
Pray for peace and safety in our cities during the election cycle.
Pray the candidates will focus on the issues we face as a nation and not on
personal attacks on other candidates.
Pray that government agencies will conduct their business with divine
wisdom, heavenly guidance and godlly strength when they fulfill their important roles.
Pray that God’s hand of wisdom and guidance will remain upon each segment of
our society and through His Spirit may believers be inspired to “pray
continually” during the election cycle.
Pray for the judges in our court system. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act
Pray that God would raise up men and women to serve our government with
wisdom and integrity and lead us back to being “One Nation Under God.”
(Psalm 33:12, Psalm 1:1)
Pray for the Lord to use this election to spark a revival throughout our nation.
Pray for divine protection and guidance for our armed forces. Ask God to
intercede for chaplains and loved ones at home.
(II Chronicles 32:6-8, Psalm 57:1)
Pray that God will raise up His ambassadors in the workplace during this
(Matthew 5:14-16, Galatians 6:9)
Pray that Christians across the U.S.A. will experience unity and boldness in
proclaiming God’s Word during the election cycle.
(Matthew 16:18-19, Ephesians 4:3-6)
Pray that all the candidates in this election will know that his/her help
comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Pray that each of us, as voters, will vote for the visions, ideas and
candidates that best represent our best values; rather than voting against
candidates simply because of the negative things that others have said against them.
(Isaiah 49:22-23, Isaiah 59:16-17)
Pray for those who will vote differently than we do and that we will find
ways to build bridges and work together for the common good of our country.
(I Timothy 2:1-6)
Pray that our leaders will trust in the Lord, with all their heart, and lean
not on their own understanding, and that they will acknowledge the Lord in
all their ways, and He will direct their paths.
Pray that our elected leaders will be confident in approaching the Lord,
realizing He hears their prayers when they ask in accord with His will.
(I John 5:14-15)
Pray that God will help the candidates to have wise and gentle answers that
will turn away anger.
Pray that the candidates will always remember that God alone is their
strength, and that is is God who allows them to accomplish good things.
Pray that when the candiates face obstacles in this election they will
remember that victory comes not by might nor by power, but by God’s Spirit.
Pray that the candidates will turn to God for strength as the election draws
to a close, knowing that they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them.
Pray that the candidates will have the passion and the will to do their work
heartily, remembering that they are serving God and not men.
Pray that the candidates will be strengthened in the last days of the
election and guard them from all evil.
(II Thessalonians 3:3)
Pray for God’s special blessing on our nation and that the opportunities to
fulfill our country’s greatest possibilities might be greatly enlarged this election.
November 3 Pray for all the citizen volunteers, who have made democracy
better by their work on this election campaign.
November 4 Pray for the protection of all the voters and poll workers in
this election, give them rest and a sense of peace, no matter what the
outcome of the election.
These words are from Jim Wallis, author of The Great Awakening”: On the eve
of the election let us pause for a moment of thanks. We should thank God for the
men and women who committed themselves to establish a new nation,
in which voting was possible. We should thank God for the courage of the women
of the Suffrage movement who pioneered the path to the 19th Amendment and
ensured women the right to vote. We should thank God for those who risked and
sacrificed their lives to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to allow all our citizens,
regardless of the color of their skin,to vote.
As a people of faith, we do not find in our scripture, we cannot locate in
any sacred text, a mandate to support a particular candidate for president
or vote for a particular political party during this election. While the
scriptures may not say what box we should check on election day, we must
strive to be clear about the priorities of the kingdom of God and how we can
best impact the common good. Voting is one part of the prophet’s instruction
to “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you, and pray to the Lord
on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”
On this day when we exercise our privilege of voting, pray that we all will
remember that regardless of what happens, the ultimate decision and rule
still belongs to GOD:
“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.
He changes times and seasons;
He sets up kings and deposes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
And this prayer from John Piper:
“Father in Heaven, as we approach this election day, I pray:
1) that your people will vote,
2) and that they will vote with a sense of thankfulness for a democratic
system that at least partially holds in check the folly and evil in all our
hearts so that power which corrupts so readily is not given to one group or
person too easily;
3) that we would know and live the meaning of *being in the world, but not of it,
*doing politics as though not doing them,
*being on earth, yet having our lives hidden with Christ in God,
*rendering to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that
4) that we would discern what truths and values should advance by being made
law and which should advance only by the leavening of honest influence;
5) that your people would see what love and justice and far-seeing wisdom
demand in regard to the issues of education, business and industry, health
care, marriage anf family, abortion, welfare, energy, government and taxes,
military, terrorism, international relations and every challenge that we
will face in the years to come.
6) and above all, that we will treasure JESUS CHRIST, and tell everyone of
his sovereignty and supremacy over all nations, and that long after America
is a footnote to the future world, He will reign with his people from every
tribe and tongue and nation.