I am asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy. – Colossians 1:9-11
Lord, let this prayer be true of our Arkansas State Legislature and Executive offices. We approach Your throne with confidence asking…
… That our leaders would be filled with the knowledge of your will.
- Guide them to make decisions with your perfect wisdom and understanding.
- Help them to find creative solutions to the complex problems in our communities.
- May they conduct themselves in ways that are pleasing to you.
… That the decisions of our leaders would bear much fruit!
- Multiply the results of their efforts and redeem their time as they serve.
- May their work cause the people of Arkansas to be prosperous and blessed.
- Let the Arkansas Legislature shine as an example of good governance.
… That our leaders would be strengthened with your endurance.
- Watch over and provide for their families during their time away.
- Fill them with your strength when they feel weak and worn out.
- Give them the energy and focus to complete their work with excellence.
… That our leaders would be strengthened with your patience.
- May our Arkansas leaders be known for their extraordinary cooperation.
- Show them how to lead according to the example of Jesus.
- Give them the grace to communicate constructively and compassionately.
… That our leaders would be strengthened with your joy.
- Fill our leaders with an unshakable joy as they rely on You.
- May their families rejoice in Your goodness.
- Cause the culture of our State Capitol to be characterized by the joy of the Lord.
In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!