Father of heavenly lights
we pray for our nation in the coming election.
As we choose our leaders
guide us by your commandments
and teach us not to put our trust
in mortal men who cannot save,
but to trust you alone
for every good and perfect gift.
Lord Jesus, you are the King of kings
and Lord of lords,
and you live and reign over all.
Bless your church
and move us to use the freedoms our nation grants us
to make your Gospel known in our land.
Spirit of life,
stir our faith in your holy Word so that,
even as we do what we can and as we seek to do your will,
we trust your promise that you are our Refuge and Fortress,
and that you alone can work all things
for the good of your holy people.
Gracious God, rule in our hearts alone—now and forever.
© 2012 Pastor Paul C. Stratman
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“Father of heavenly lights… …every good and perfect gift” are references to James 1:17
“guide us by your commandments” is a reference to 2 John 1:6
“not to put our trust in mortal men who cannot save” is a reference to Psalm 146:3
“King of kings and Lord of lords” is a reference to Revelation 19:16
“Refuge and Fortress” is a reference to Psalm 46 and Psalm 91:2
“you alone can work all things for the good of your holy people” is a reference to Romans 8:28
“rule in our hearts” is a reference to Colossians 3:15
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