"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." - 1 Timothy 2: 1-4 (ESV)
For Our Government Officials
Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon all leaders, politicians, and civil authorities of these United States of America. We especially hold up to you President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, Chief Justice John Roberts, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. We pray for all the President's Cabinet members and advisers, the associate judges of the Supreme Court, all federal, state, and local judges, all members of the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as all governors, state legislators, and local authorities. Grant them wisdom in their duties and decisions, and have them serve Your Will in all things. Block all of their plots and schemes that run counter to Your good and perfect Will, or that threaten the inalienable rights You have given to us.
Save, O Lord, and have mercy on all the candidates running to be the next President of the United States - Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and a host of other candidates from third parties. Keep them all safe during these chaotic and emotional times. Grant them wisdom and have them serve Your Will in all things. Direct this election cycle to go according to Your will, and block all of their plots and schemes that run counter to Your Will, or that threaten the inalienable rights You have given to us. Keep our country at peace.
In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
(Additionally, please feel free to pray by name for any elected officials or candidates at any level, especially those with jurisdiction over your locality.)