Increase the days of the king’s life, his years for many generations.
May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him. Psalm 61:6-7
These two verses are a prophecy regarding the royal line of David. The prophecy was fulfilled in the birth of Christ. The Lord did protect the lineage of David. There were so many things that could have derailed that line but the Lord was faithful.
While David is, in essence, praying for himself and those who came after him, it’s still an important thing to pray for leaders who are currently in office.
No matter which party is in power, we all can agree that they need wisdom, because quite frankly, they don’t always make the wisest choices and for the best of reasons. They have highly paid lobbyists, constituents, internal power structures, budgetary constraints, and political peer pressure to NOT do what is right for their constituents.
They get criticized for whatever decision they make and are often in no-win situations. Granted, they aren’t to be pitied because they ran for office knowing many of the pressures that went along with the power, but still, they need wisdom to do the right thing. Focus in on a politician and pray for that person, then drop them a line letting them know you’ve done that.