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You might love the guy; you might not. Either way, we as believers are encouraged – rather commanded – to pray for our political leaders, irregardless of their political persuasion or ours.

Psalm 72 is a wonderful prayer for a governmental leader. We will use it as a prayer template for President Donald J. Trump on this his 71st birthday.

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Psalm 72

Father,

Today we especially want to heed Your call to pray for our president. 

Endow the king with your justice, O God…
May he judge your people in righteousness,
your afflicted ones with justice.

Give President Trump a keen sense of justice. Grant Him divine wisdom to make choices based on wisdom, dealing equitably with people, especially those who are weak.

May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,
the hills the fruit of righteousness.

Through this term as President, may he find ways to bring prosperity to our nation, especially to those afflicted with poverty. Help him find ways to help meet the needs of the poorest of the poor and their children.

May the kings…of distant shores
bring tribute to him.

Enhance his relationship with foreign leaders and nations, Lord, giving him both favor and wisdom as he navigates rugged political terrain around the globe.

May he defend the afflicted among the people
and save the children of the needy;
may he crush the oppressor.

May his kindness toward the afflicted spread from our shores to other nations around the world, through example as well as through sharing our resources, for we know that when we are called upon to share, there is always enough.

For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
the afflicted who have no one to help.
He will take pity on the weak and the needy
and save the needy from death.

Decrease violence in our land, Lord, and save from death the unborn and others who are vulnerable.

May he be like rain falling on a mown field,
like showers watering the earth.
In his days may the righteous flourish
and prosperity abound till the moon is no more.

We ask for abundant provision for every person in our land, an ample supply of food and basic necessities. Bless each farmer in our land who grows our food, and please give them adequate rain for their crops.

May grain abound throughout the land;
on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops flourish like Lebanon
and thrive like the grass of the field.
Then all nations will be blessed through him,
and they will call him blessed.

We ask that other nations would benefit from our prosperity. May the earth prosper and may each person be well-fed and cared for and loved.

May people ever pray for him
and bless him all day long.

May You stir the hearts of all praying Americans to lift up President Donald Trump and his family in prayer every day for protection, wisdom, and divine guidance.

Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.
Praise be to his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and Amen.

You alone do marvelous things, Lord! The government is ultimately on Your shoulders, and we give You praise and thanks, believing that as we pray in humility, You will hear us.

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

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