A Prayer for our President

As we celebrate Presidents Day, I want to encourage you to be in prayer for our president. There is no denying that the political atmosphere in our country is contentious at best, but Christians are called to pray for our political leaders regardless of our own political views—or theirs. God can change your heart by praying for those who you consider unworthy of prayer. There are ways to pray for leaders you don’t agree with without compromising your beliefs. So regardless of your political views, please join me in praying for our president.



Father God, You are the God of Wisdom and the desire of nations.(1) You are the King of kings and the Lord of lords;(2) it is through your grace alone that our nation has been established.(3) May your name be praised throughout the United States.

You have commanded me to pray for those in authority, saying:

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.(4)

To fulfill your purpose, I lift up the President of the United States in prayer. I ask for your hand of protection to be upon President Trump, his wife, Melania, and their family. Place Your heavenly armies around the White House and our nation.

May the President have access to Your wisdom through prayer and be strengthened by a desire to serve You. Send the Holy Spirit to be his comforter and chief advisor,(5) for the President faces daily trials I’m incapable of appreciating. Grant him the gifts of leadership(6) and wisdom,(7) but above all, turn his heart toward you.

Reveal my own unrighteous mindset toward our leaders, and give me a conviction to pray for them without bias. May President Trump seek your favor and be blessed; may he serve as an ambassador of your Kingdom as he leads our nation. Above all, may your name be glorified in America. Amen.


1. Haggai 2:7

2. Revelation 19:16

3. Romans 13:1

4. 1 Timothy 2:1-3

5. John 14:16

6. Romans 12:6-8

7. 1 Corinthians 12:8

Adapted from the book, American Psalms: Prayers for the Christian Patriot by Joshua J Masters | Copyright 2012, 2016, Joshua J Masters and Kingdom Knight Productions. May not be reproduced without permission.

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4 responses to “A Prayer for our President”

  1. Barbara says:

    Ever the spiritual poet! Well said Josh! I’m adding this to my prayer list. Miss our inspiring chats at Brookwood. God bless you friend!

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Joshua J. Masters is a pastor, author (American Psalms), and speaker. He has been featured on CBN, HIS Radio, and the Light Radio Network.  As a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Josh has also worked both in front of and behind the camera in the film industry.  He lives with his wife, Gina, and their dog, Franklin, in South Carolina where Josh serves as a care pastor.



© 2018 Joshua J. Masters and Kingdom Knight Productions. All rights Reserved.

© 2018 Joshua J. Masters & Kingdom Knight Productions. All rights Reserved.