Let Us Pray

Pray for Those in Authority

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Yesterday, Kentuckians flooded polling locations all across the Commonwealth where they cast their votes. Thus, those who will now serve in the six state constitutional offices have been selected.

After months of intense campaigning, heated debates, and the national spotlight on the governor’s race, Kentucky has elected its next chief executive. Incumbent Governor Andy Beshear was elected for a second term here in the Commonwealth. This was the only race of the six state constitutional offices that was won by a Democrat. The other five state constitutional offices were won by Republicans.

Russell Coleman has been elected to serve as the next Attorney General. Michael Adams has been elected to serve a second term as the Secretary of State. Allison Ball has been elected to serve as the next Auditor of Public Accounts. Jonathan Shell has been elected to serve as the next Agriculture Commissioner. Mark Metcalf has been elected to serve as the next State Treasurer.

Our newly elected leaders will face a tremendous number of complex issues that will without doubt affect us personally. We are Biblically commanded to pray for our governing authorities as they desperately need the wisdom of God to correctly handle the perplexing issues of our day.

Father, please enlighten each and every one of our recently elected governing leaders to understand that they are ultimately accountable to You for how they lead in their respective roles. Lord, may each one of these elected leaders rely on You for wisdom, understanding, and direction as they lead our state. Father, may each one of these newly elected leaders display dignity, honor, and trustworthiness in their leadership. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.