On The Wall Prayer Movement

How to specifically pray for elected officials

This is our third week of praying for the upcoming elections in America. Last week we specifically prayed for “kings and high officials”. For the past couple of weeks, we have made list of elected position or specific officials to pray for. This week we will continue to pray for those in elected officials with a specific prayer over their life.

Proverbs is a book full or wisdom and seeking wisdom. Proverbs 1 teaches us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. As we have been praying for those in authority to have a relationship with Christ, we can also be praying for their wisdom.

To know wisdom and instruction,
    to understand words of insight,
to receive instruction in wise dealing,
    in righteousness, justice, and equity;
to give prudence to the simple,
    knowledge and discretion to the youth—
Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
    and the one who understands obtain guidance,
to understand a proverb and a saying,
    the words of the wise and their riddles. (Proverbs 1:1-6)

Start your prayer by inserting the name of an elected official and then pray Psalm 1:1-6 over their life. It is often difficult to pray for those you may not have voted for, but God is more concerned with their soul than our votes. Let’s stand united in praying for those in positions on federal, state, and local level.

  1. Pick an elected official for each day of the week to pray for.
  2. Spend 2-3 minutes calling that elected official by name and repeating Psalm 1 over them.
  3. Pray that your heart would be softened to their need/desire for Christ.

Remember, instructions for the prayer movement are simple:

  1. Set your alarm/reminder on your device for 12 Noon EST each day for prayer. You only need to spend 3-5 minutes in corporate prayer with us. If you aren’t able to pray at 12 Noon EST, NO PROBLEM! Just pick a consistent time of prayer each day.
  2. Use the weekly blog/email as a template of how we are praying for the week. It will include a scripture reference + 3 key points to pray.
  3. Share on social media! Our desire to see God’s people come together as ONE in prayer. The more people that join the movement the better!
On The Wall Prayer Movement

How to pray for high officials

Last week we began strategically praying for the upcoming elections in America. There is less than 40 days until the election. It is a reminder how important God’s people united in prayer really is.

In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, we are instructed to pray for those in high positions:

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Paul makes a strong point in this passage to place emphasis on praying. He uses the language of supplication, praying, intercession, and thanksgiving. While each may have a varying factor, they are all under the umbrella of prayer. It is clear from this scripture, we are to be praying. Praying for everyone and praying for kings and high officials.

How can we take this scripture and apply it to On The Wall Prayer Movement?

  1. Spending time praying on our knees, interceding for specific officials, giving thanksgiving for elected officials is part of the praying for the kings and high officials.
  2. Call the names of high officials in your community, state, and federal government. Obviously it is difficult to pray for everyone, so pick some this week that you can specifically pray for by name.
  3. Pray that they would come to know Jesus as Lord. If they already have a relationship with Christ, pray they would be bold in their faith and seek God’s wisdom and discernment in every decision.

It is imperative that we as the body of Christ pray over the elected officials in government. Paul continues in 1 Timothy to give us instructions about living peaceful and quiet lives. He also reminds us later on to lift up holy hands without anger and quarreling. In a time where the enemy is scheming to further divide and cause strife in the body, we must remember to be united in prayer, in love, and in humility.

Remember, instructions for the prayer movement are simple:

  1. Set your alarm/reminder on your device for 12 Noon EST each day for prayer. You only need to spend 3-5 minutes in corporate prayer with us. If you aren’t able to pray at 12 Noon EST, NO PROBLEM! Just pick a consistent time of prayer each day.
  2. Use the weekly blog/email as a template of how we are praying for the week. It will include a scripture reference + 3 key points to pray.
  3. Share on social media! Our desire to see God’s people come together as ONE in prayer. The more people that join the movement the better!