PRAYERS FOR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA & THE COMING ELECTIONS
It is the will of God for us, as believers, to pray for our leaders (Rom 13:1, 1 Tim 2:1-2, 1 Pet 2:17)
Give God praise for his mercies that have prevailed in this nation.
Exalt him for keeping us together as one nation despite all the attacks of the enemy against (Ps 127:1, Lamentations 3:22)
Bring repentance unto God on behalf of every Nigerian, especially the political leaders for our greed, idolatry, insincerity, lack of focus and direction, corruption, waste, lack of concern for the citizenry, lack of trust and unity among them. (Prov 11:14)
Frustrate every abominable sacrifice that is being planned or already being carried out to negate the counsel of God for Nigeria. Cancel every occultic manipulation aimed at foisting evil governance and leadership on the nation through divination and sorcery. Declare that there is no enchantment against Nigeria neither is there any divination against our nation. (2 Kings 3:27, Numbers 23:23)
Bring repentance for every ritual killing, blood letting, kidnappings, assassination, bribery, corruption, nepotism, tribalism and injustice that have eaten deep into the fabric of our polity.
Ask God to forgive us and all our political leaders and to cleanse our political space, tiers of government: Federal, state and local, arms of government ( Executive, legislative and judiciary) by the blood of the lamb. ( I Jhn 1:8-10, 2 Chronicles 7:14)
Ask God to fill our political leaders with fear and reverence for him and that they may lead in the fear of God according to His will and plans and with fairness and justice.( Prov 21:1, Ps 2:10-11)
Pray against and uproot all evil- minded self -centered, unrepentant persons who occupy any of the political seats, either elected or nominated that sanity, law and order may be restored to every sphere of our polity. (Prov 25:5)
Pray that righteousness, justice, equity be restored unto our polity. That righteousness will be entrenched in our lives as Nigerians (Prov 14:34)
As we prepare for the general elections coming up in 2019, bless God fort the peaceful conduct of all the party primaries and pray that only those who have been ordained by God would be elected.
Prophecy ahead of 2019 that the counsel of God alone shall stand over Nigeria. Decree that what the Lord had said concerning a “David” coming upon the throne of governance in Nigeria must come to pass. Pray that the Lord will overturn, overturn, overturn, the claim to power by certain cabal. That it shall be no more, until our divinely anointed President come whose right it is; and God gives the throne to him. ( Numbers 23:19, Ezekiel 21:27)
Ask that the citizenry would be wise and not sell their consciences and votes, but would vote for the qualified and capable into the various elective offices in Jesus Name!
Pray for the believers in positions of authority and those vying for various political offices that God would sustain them. Pray that they would be bold about their beliefs and stand for what is right. Rid them of all evil counselors and advisers like Ahitophel (I Sam 15:31)
Ask God to bless us with visionary, righteous political leaders who have the interest of the citizenry at heart, who are intelligent, focused and selfless, like Joseph, Daniel, David, etc, who would be able to deliver this nation from the current political quagmire that Nigeria may flourish and that we, Nigerians may rejoice and prosper again. (Prov 29:2)
Give God praise for answers to our prayers!