God, in His wisdom, has allowed a multitude of individuals in our society to wield significant influence.  How can we pray effectively for them?

Here is a biblical guide to help you do just that.  Please do not feel overwhelmed; simply select one person and commit to diligently intercede on their behalf for a specific period of time.



1.  That they be God-fearing and recognize that they are accountable to Him for each division and act. Prov. 9:10

2.  That they be presented with the gospel and a loving Christian witness. Rom. 10:14

3.  That, if unsaved, they be drawn to a saving encounter with Christ; if born-again, they be strengthened an encouraged in their faith. Eph.1:17-23, 1 Tim 2:4

4.  That they be granted wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

5.  That they recognize their own inadequacy and pray and seek the will of God. Prov. 3:5-8, Luke 11:9-13

6.  That they be convicted of sin, transgression and iniquity. Ps. 51:17, John 8:9

7.  That they heed their conscience, confess their sins and repent. Prov. 28:13, James 4:8

8.  That they respect authority and practice accountability. Rom. 13:1-7

9.  That they be given godly counsel and God-fearing advisors. Prov. 24:6

10. That they be practicing members of local congregations. Heb.10:25

11. That they desire purity and avoid debauchery, pornography, perversion and drunkenness. 1 Cor. 6:9-20, 1 Tim. 6:6-10

12. That they be generous and have compassionate hearts for the poor and needy. Ps. 112:9, Lk. 10:33-37

13. That they redeem their time and know priorities. Eph. 5:15-17

14. That they desire humility and meekness and be willing to serve and cooperate. John 13:14, Titus 3:1-2

15. That they be prepared to give account to Almighty God. Heb. 9:27