A Prayer for Australia Before our Federal Election

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Our Father, the Creator, Sustainer and Sovereign of all things. Blessed be Your Name forever and ever, to You belong wisdom and might. You alone are the Lord, the great, the mighty, and awesome God. By Your power You change times and seasons; and remove kings and set up kings. You are the One who gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.I ask that You forgive us for our sins. Our nation has ignored Your ways and has chased after corrupt things.

For this reason I come before You in prayer and commit our nation to You. I thank You for being so gracious to us and for giving us governing authorities. Your word teaches us that there are no authorities except from You, and the authorities that exist are appointed by You. Our leaders are your servants for our good, so I thank you for the gift of government.

Tomorrow our nation faces an important decision. I pray that all those who have a responsibility to vote will make an informed decision. Apart from Your grace and mercy we will receive what we deserve. I ask that You provide us with leadership better than we deserve. I pray that our elected Prime Minister’s leadership would be marked by godly conviction, clarity, and wisdom according to Your word. I ask that our government would be used of You to restrain evil, promote righteousness and to lead with responsibility. I pray that our leaders would uphold and protect the sanctity of human life and the institution of marriage as ordained by You.

Father, I ask that you pour out the Holy Spirit on our land, so that many will come to know Christ and receive salvation. Cause Your church to be faithful and not compromise. May the church sound forth the glory of Christ to a needy nation. Remind us that government can’t save us, but only the gospel of Jesus Christ can. Oh Lord, I long for the day when your Son returns, who alone is the King of kings and Lord of Lords. Only when He returns will righteousness abound in His Kingdom.

Help us to trust You regardless of the result of this election and to faithfully pray for our leaders as they lead our nation.

I pray this prayer in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Andrew Courtis

Andrew Courtis

ANDREW - Serves as Pastor of Hills Bible Church. I am married to Dianne and we have three children (Kate, Emma and Jack). I was born and raised in Melbourne, moved to Adelaide to undertake theological studies (BMin.), and have completed additional studies with the Australian College of Theology (MATh.). I have served in pastoral ministry in both Melbourne and Sydney and am a qualified school teacher. I am committed to expository preaching and making the word of God known and understood.

2 thoughts on “A Prayer for Australia Before our Federal Election”

  1. Amen! And may our future leaders love justice and righteousness and walk humbly before God and the citizens of our country.

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