I think we all agree that our nation is in a desperate and dangerous condition. Throughout its history, God-fearing believers have turned to the Lord to ask Him for deliverance.
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.
Let’s turn the Congressional roll call into a call to the righteous to pray! Several votes will occur when the House and Senate are in session. During breaks and holidays, please use the rosters available on this page and pray for these representatives by name.
Will you join us in this project? Intercessory prayer will accomplish far more than your
Through C-SPAN on cable and via the internet, we have a wonderful window on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The name of each elected official is read by the clerk as his or her vote is recorded.
Rather than sit through these roll calls mindlessly, why don’t we engage our minds and hearts in the great battles before our nation? Pray for our leaders! And send them a quick email to tell them that you are praying for them.
Even if no roll call is being taken, pray for the speaker or speakers at the lectern. Their names will be flashed on the screen as they speak.
Click on the icons in this post to be directed to a House or Senate session, and pray for the people involved. Or click on these links to see a complete list of these leaders. Make a special effort to pray for the people named in each roll call. At times, international conferences are featured on these links. On these occasions, use the Scriptures to pray for international leaders as well.
Here’s the idea:
Using the Scriptures (including the suggestions below), pray for each elected official as his or her name is called. By doing so, we can begin a series of national daily prayer meetings — uniting our souls in intercession for the individuals who lead our government.
Why Should We Do This?
The Scriptures remind us that it is especially important to pray for our national leaders:
that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
Powerful Fuel for Faithful Prayer:
The Lord Jesus reminded us in John 15:7 that if we would abide in Him and His Words would abide in us, we should ask what we desire and it shall be done. Why not take this promise of answered prayer to heart? Use the Scriptures to pray.
Rather than merely praying, “Lord, bless them,” and “Lord, be with them” why not use the Words of the Scripture as a powerful fuel for more meaningful and more faithful prayer?
With your Bible open (see ideas below), meditate upon that verse in its context; savor it, and use it to begin a conversation with the Lord, interceding for our country. Then, unite these verses with their votes: crying out to the Lord for their souls and the spiritual state of our nation. Perhaps someone who is reading this could set up a means by which we could receive alerts when roll calls will be made.
What Should We Pray?
Verses to use to pray for our elected representatives. As each official’s name is called, use a verse to intercede with the Lord for that elected representative. Here are a few ideas:
2 Samuel 23:3 “The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: ‘He who rules over men must be just, Ruling in the fear of God.'”
Proverbs 23:23 “Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.”
Psalm 9:20 “Put them in fear, O LORD, That the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah”
Psalm 80:19 “Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved!”
Psalm 85:6 “Will You not revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?”
1 Samuel 12:23 “Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way.”
Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
To encourage your heart in the Lord, read through or sing through this Adaptation of Psalm 124, to the tune of “Now Thank We All Our God” and this Adaptation of Psalm 123 to the tune of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.”
Answers to Prayer
After you pray for these leaders, would you follow the news to see how the Lord is answering your prayer? Use that answered prayer as a time to rejoice over the fact that God answers prayer and thank Him for the verse that He gave you as powerful fuel for faithful prayer.