As you pray for President Donald J. Trump, his family, cabinet and administration, do so by agreeing, "… the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us, … Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God" (Romans 8:26-27).
As we humble ourselves confessing our dependence yielding to the Holy Spirit we can "therefore come boldly to the throne of grace…” (Hebrews 4:16). As we are reminded in James, “The effective, fervent prayer of the righteous avails (accomplishes) much” (James 5:16b).
With the above confession and confidence in mind here are some practical targets. As you pray depend upon the leading and unction of the Holy Spirit to help you pray this and all that is the will of God.
#1 – Pray with thanksgiving for already answered prayer for President Trump and how God has truly raised him up (Dan 2:21) and placed him in this position at this pivotal time in our nation’s history.
#2 - Pray in thanksgiving that God will hear and do what no one on earth can do, understanding that ultimately the hope for America does not lie with who does or does not occupy the White House but with the Lord God Omnipotent who reigns over all and with those who occupy His house, (the church).
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills- from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” (Ps 121:1-2).
“Let God arise, and His enemies be scattered” (Ps 68:1a).
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall be any means hurt you” Lk 10:19.
#3 - Pray for angelic protection over the president, his family, administration and the nation. Pray the blood of Jesus would continually cover him, his family, administration and the nation’s borders.
#4 - Pray President Trump will have discernment, wisdom, boldness, strength and courage to choose what is right in God’s eyes. Pray he will be a praying man full of the Spirit and will continually have an ear open an attentive to heaven.
#5 - Pray he would fear God and not men. Pray he will be humble before God and man and be as Jesus commanded, “wise as a serpent and harmless as doves” (Matt 10:16), in all his decisions, relationships and communications.
#6 - Pray all those around him will be those God has chosen and anyone not will be removed. Pray for godly and wise counselors to surround him and speak into his life and presidency.
#7 - Pray the president will complete his ordained time in office and without compromise fulfill all God has chosen and written for him to do. Pray he will be a tool in God’s hand to lead America in national repentance from our sins and back to God’s moral standards.
#8 - Pray “no weapon formed against him will prosper” and every tongue that rises in judgment against him will be condemned proven to be wrong. (Is 54:17) Pray Proverbs 5:22 regarding the wicked that their “own iniquities (will) entrap the wicked, and (he/she) is caught in the cords of (their) sin”.
#9 - Pray for the president as it is written referring to kings, leaders, prophets and believers in Ps 105:15 “Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones…”
(Those God has ordained, called and positioned, etc.)
#10 - Pray Psalm 55:9, “Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues”, (all communication in the natural and spiritual) of all that is slanderous and seditious against the president or God’s purposes for him and this nation. (This includes the media, corrupt politicians and all political propaganda.)
#11 - Pray the president and all of his cabinet members will be delivered from every plot and instead those working against him will fall into what was intended for him (Ps 9:15). Pray that Hamon and all those in league with what he represents will be hung on the gallows built for the president and this nation. (Esther 7:9-10) Pray as in Esther 9:1 that the opposite of what America's enemies have planned will occur.
“Behold the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood. He made a pit and dug it out, and has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown. I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High” (Ps 7:14-17).
#12 - Pray for the president and others binding every word curse, witchcraft, judgment, incantation or spell spoken or placed upon him, his family, administration or those around him), releasing him to God’s highest for his life, presidency and the nation. (Matt 16:19)
#13 - Pray Psalm 140:1-8 below as we have inserted the president or the appropriate pronoun. (Taken from the Passion Translation)
"Lord, protect (the president, etc.) from the evil one! Rescue (him and our nation) from these violent schemes!
(They) concoct (their) secret strategy to divide and harm others, stirring up trouble one against another. They are known for their sharp rhetoric of poisonous hateful words.
Keep (the president) safe, Lord, out of the reach from these wicked and violent men, and guard (him and our nation) for they have plotted an evil scheme to ruin (him) and bring (him) down. They are proud and insolent; they've set an ambush for (him) in secret.
They are determined to snare (him) in their net like captured prey.
O Lord, you are (our) God and (our) saving strength! (Our) Hero-God, You wrap yourself around (him) to protect (him). For (he and we are) surrounded by Your presence in the day of battle.
Lord Yahweh, hear my cry. May my voice move Your heart to show (the president and this nation) mercy.
Don't let the wicked triumph over (us), but bring down their every evil strategy to subdue or they will become even more arrogant!”
#14 - Pray Pro 28:4 that the president will contend for the law (biblical truth) of God, the constitution and laws of the nation. “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them”.
• Pray he will be uncompromisingly righteous in his pursuits and free from manipulation or influences that would lead him from biblical and constitutional truth.
#15 - Pray Isaiah 22:20-23 inserting the president’s name in place of Eliakim. Pray God will use President Trump to close gates previously opened to evil, (ex. abortion; the assault on marriage, gender, the family, etc.), and open gates that will allow God’s rule, righteousness, blessing and favor to come upon the land. Pray the president will be as a ‘peg in a secure place’ and as Eliakim was to be to Israel, likewise President Trump will be as a true father to our nation.
• As was the case with Shebna in Isaiah 22, pray that all in governmental positions or political office who would abuse their power and are involved in any political corruption be removed from their office or prevented from getting into office.
“So I will drive you out of your office, and from your position he (I) will pull you down”
#16 - Pray the government will be faithful to fulfill its mandate to punish evil doers as defined in Romans 13:4. "For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil."
• Should the government fail to fulfill its responsibilities pray that God’s hand and His righteous judgments will be known and prevail against man’s injustices across the land.
“For when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. Let grace be shown to the wicked, yet he will not learn righteousness; In the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord. Lord, when Your hand is lifted up, they will not see (Is 26:9-11).
#17 - Pray as Jesus spoke in Matthew's gospel that what has previously been covered and hidden from the American people will now be revealed and made known for all to see.
"Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known" (Matt 10:26).
#18 - Pray the church will awaken and arise during this window of opportunity God has granted. Pray God will send another great spiritual awakening to America and the nations.
#19 - Pray our nation would receive a 'love for the truth' that America and American's would be saved and that the hearts of even the most hardened to the gospel would be changed by the love of God and the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance"
(II Peter 3:9).
#20 - Pray that justice and righteousness, (which is the foundation of God's throne) and peace, will again fill this land because the Spirit is poured upon us afresh from on high (Isaiah 32:15-17). Pray God will rewrite His laws upon the hearts of His people across the land.