13 Prayers for Government Employees and Public Servants

Last Updated on October 19, 2023 by Emma

Politics have always been a sensitive topic. There seems to be no one way to make everyone happy, and there is no one who knows that better than government employees.

With such a stressful job, it is comforting to find God’s purpose for the government. In the Bible, God teaches us that he is in control of all authority.

Romans 13:1 reads, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

Try to remember that God is here for all of us. It does not matter the level of your employment; your job was established by God. He has guided you in your position to do the best you can do for your community. I hope that everything you have established and will establish in the future, will be through God’s will. Please know there are many people out there praying for you, in all the chaos of today.

These prayers were written to try and cover as many elected politicians government employees as possible.  You are welcome to modify the prayers for the specific elected official for whom you are praying.  We know that there are more government employees out there, please leave specific government employee prayer requests, in the comments below. We thank you for your service to our country.

Short Prayer for the President

Dear God, I pray for the President of my country.  May (he/she) seek you for guidance and wisdom to govern and lead this country well.  I pray the President seeks what is best for the country, not merely their own political party.

May they lead with integrity, make decisions with compassion, and govern with humility.  I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Senator or Representative

Lord Jesus, our elected federal officials in Congress have to make a lot of decisions that affect hundreds of millions of citizens.  I pray that each Senator and Representative seek to serve in an honorable way while they are in office.

I ask that you humble them as they realize the massive responsibility they carry as they write and vote on legislation.  I pray that you instill in them a desire for prioritizing people over party.  I ask these things in the name of the Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for Governor

I lift our Governor up to you in prayer, Lord.  She is midway through her term and has faced many challenges lately.  I pray you give her strength each day to lead the people of this state.  Give her favor in her relationship with the state legislature as they bring economic development here.

I ask that you surround our Governor with wise advisors and grant her insight and discernment as she seeks to handle major issues facing this state and its people.  I pray this prayer in the name of the Wise One, Lord Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for Mayor

Father in heaven, I pray for the Mayor of the city.  She’s got so many things on her plate right now.  Between the schools, transportation problems, and crime, it seems like she does nothing but handle crisis after crisis.

I ask for her to get the support she needs from the city council and local businesses so she can lead us through this rough time in our city, and into a bright future.  Protect her and give her poise in the face of criticism.  I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for State Legislator

Lord, there are so many people in our state legislature, I can’t keep everyone straight!  So, I pray for them all right now.  They are trying to represent their local city or region in the state the best they can.  So guide them each with your wisdom each day.

I pray they will work together and cross party lines in order to work for the good of the whole state, for the benefit of all the citizens who live and work here.  They have a tough job, but one they signed up for and were elected to do.  So, I ask that you give them determination and understanding as they serve.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for County Commissioner

Father in heaven, our county is not in the metro area so we don’t have the resources like some other counties.  I pray for our county commissioners, as they seek to make a budget when the tax base is fairly low.

They face more needs than there is money to handle.  They have to make difficult choices as to what gets priority now and what has to wait until next year.  I pray they can work together to bring new businesses into the county for jobs and income.  I pray you help each one to see the bigger picture beyond their personal agendas.

I pray all these things in the name of the Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

Government Employee Quick Prayer Before Work

Dear Lord, I pray that you guide my job to work for your will and not my own.

Lord, show me a way to strengthen the community around me.

Allow me the ability to see where my job needs help.

Grant your glorious peace on those I serve, Lord.

Allow my job to create a safe place for people and ideas to grow.

In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Government Employee Prayer Before Work

Heavenly Father, today I come to you asking for your blessings to fill my place of work. Lord, you have set me, and many others, on this path of being a government employee because you know we can bring positivity and growth. You have shown me what it means to serve others, Lord, and today I need you to help me be a role model to everyone around me. Help me remind them of the greatness you see in all of us.

Lord, it is not easy to work for a place where so much is expected; yet the resources to succeed are not always put into place. Lord, I ask you to provide us with those resources. Give us enough, Lord, to take care of those we are called to serve.

Father I ask that you allow us to work in congruence with other agencies. Give us the opportunity to share what we know with each other, Lord. Help us support one another and enable us to work together to help the community.

Lord, this job is not for the weak of heart. I ask that you bring joy to my workplace. Give everyone that refreshing sense of hope that has been lost through years of stress and shortcomings. I ask that you show us today, that you are standing with us, Lord. Please show us favor in the works we do, with your will, for the government today. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Quick Prayer for Public Servants

Lord, every day I serve many people, but I know the most important person to serve is you. Help me bring you into my work today, Lord. Allow me the opportunity to show your greatness to my community.

Lord, please keep myself and all other public servants safe today. Help us to do our job knowing that you are standing with us, protecting us, Lord.

Please allow me good judgment in all of my decisions, Lord, and allow those around me to have good judgement as well. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Public Servant

Heavenly Father, the world I go out to serve every day is changing. I ask for your protection, Lord, I ask that you watch over me so that I can continue to do my job in confidence.

Father, I ask that you use me to be a beacon for you. I want to serve the public, but I also want to serve you, Lord. Help those two things become on in the same. Allow me the opportunity to spread your word, God. Help me serve in your great commission.

I thank you Lord, for keeping my job available and essential. Thank you for the opportunity to provide not only for my family, but for my community as well.

Father, keep blessing me with the opportunity to serve. Help my body stay strong and my mind stay sound. Allow me the opportunity to think through all decisions before making one, Lord. Guide me every day, making the best decisions to help serve the community. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Quick Prayer for Government Officials

Lord, you have blessed me with the opportunity to be a leader. You have given me power to make decisions for others, Lord. I ask that you help guide me through my work. Please show me the difference between my will and your will, Lord.

Open my eyes to see what your people need me to do, Father. Please give me the resources to provide for those in need. Allow me to say this has happened because of your will, and not my own. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Government Officials

Lord, thank you for granting me this office. I know you establish offices and cast offices out. Lord, I ask that you bless this office to do your will.

I ask that you protect this office, Lord. I ask that you keep out the evil of the world and only allow your presence to be felt here.

Father, I ask that you help us see your mission. Lord, allow us the opportunity to build a brighter tomorrow. Please plant your vision for our time in office in my mind. Give me the resources I need to create that vision, Lord. Show me how you open doors and grant blessings to those who serve your will.

Lord, allow me the eyes and mindset to sort through the politics of the past. Show me what was put in place because of your will, and what was put in place to try and weaken your vision. Lord, allow me the opportunity to remove those harmful policies. We know nothing can destroy your greatness and our office wants to help it thrive.

Lord, I ask that you bless the employees who work around me. Allow them to see your glory in everything we achieve. Bring my employees to the table with new ideas, planted in them through you. Lord, I ask that you fill them to know their self-worth. Without each one of them, I know I would not be here today. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Prayers for Government Employees Discussing Sensitive Topics

Dear Lord, we know the world has to get worse before you will return to us. I simply ask you to stand by me as I try and make situations better.

Father I have felt you pushing me to embark on this topic. I ask you to help me feel your presence when I begin to speak our point of view. I ask for your courage, Lord, and for you to fill me with words of faith.

Lord, open the eyes of those around me. Help them see what you have shown me. Allow our words, to sway their hearts, so each individual will be open to a new perspective.

Father help people not take offense to my perspective on this topic. I ask for you to bring protection over my family and friends during this time, Lord. I will forever fight for your glory. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Concluding Thoughts

With so many different levels of government employees. There are endless opportunities for our Lord’s presence to be felt in society. Remember to work towards God’s will and not your own. As long as you do this he will always stand by your side.

John 14:27 reads “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” I hope you find peace in your job and if it is something you are still searching for, I hope God’s words help you get there.

And if you’re a government employee, you may be interested in our prayers for public speaking or team building that may help you in your job.

Please leave other government employee prayer requests in the comments below. I would love the opportunity to continue to pray with you!