As the House of Representatives enters a period of recess for the month of August, let us take some time to remember them in prayer. Many representatives are currently using this time of recess on the campaign trail in their districts, hoping to gain the votes of constituents as they seek re-election into the House during the upcoming fall midterm election season. Others take this valuable break of recess to spend time with family and loved ones.
Our House leaders play a vital role in representing citizens from their districts. These officials are also in charge of holding hearings and crafting legislation that has wide-ranging effects across our nation. They are great influencers here on Capitol Hill and many of them are strong believers!
We pray to God that He will bring Godly men and women into these positions of power in our government. Proverbs 29:2 tells us, “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan” (NIV). We hope and pray that the Lord will establish a godly foothold here in our nation’s capital!
A few points to pray for this week:
- That members of the House be refreshed and well-rested during this period of recess in August
- For the families of representatives, that they may be strong, kind, and compassionate
- For the representatives’ marriages, that they would be strengthened with love and respect
- That the representatives would remain in good health when they return from recess
- That God would fill the House will godly men and women
Join Me in Prayer This Week!
Almighty God, You are the Just Judge and the Righteous Lawgiver.
We come before You today in prayer for our House of Representatives.
We intercede for the current and incoming members of the House of Representatives.
Give wisdom and divinely inspired judgment to each of them, so they may represent us properly, legislate effectively, and govern with all humility.
May they be ethical and fair in all their dealings, live in awe and reverence of God, and enact legislation that honors God and ensures the continuance of our great nation.
Father, we ask that You direct the decisions made by these leaders, and that present leaders who are men and women of discernment, understanding, and knowledge will remain in office.
Jesus, let Your laws be written on our hearts. Impress them on our children.
Let’s talk about them when we sit at home and when we walk along the road, when we lie down and when we get up.
Give us congressmen and women and senators who love the Lord our God, walk in obedience to Him, and keep His commands, decrees and laws.
Then, let us live and increase, and be blessed in our land.
In Jesus’ Name we pray,
THANK YOU for your continued prayer for the renewal of our nation. Your prayers, combined with our work here on Capitol Hill, are making a Kingdom impact in our nation's capital!