Ohio – Pray for America's Leaders


Lift this state up before the Lord. Pray for biblical legislation and godly governance. Pray for the leaders from local officials to state officials. Pray that God’s purposes would be fulfilled in this state, on earth as it is in heaven! (Mt 6:10) Pray that believers would be engaged in bringing kingdom values into government and that they would exercise their duty participate civically to uphold biblical values.

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Robin Wonders, Maumee, OH March 5, 2022, 1:49 pm

Thank You, Father, for the peaceful and prosperous life you have allowed us to enjoy in Ohio. Forgive us for taking it for granted. Forgive us for neglecting to pray and to take the time to be informed about what is happening in the schools. forgive us for passively assuming that those we elect will do what is best for everyone. We are learning that is not always the case. Forgive us for taking our freedoms and Your kindness to us for granted. Please awaken Your people to the need to pay attention and no longer assume that the news is telling us the whole truth. Help us to be civil in our words and thoughts but persistent to demand that our school boards and school employees listen to parents' concerns and not impose indoctrination on our children. Help us to stand up to protect them and to get accurately informed where there are damaging things being taught. Help us not to be deceived by vagueness and twisted words but to accurately perceive who are sincerely serving and who are not. Raise up leaders in churches and community as well as government who will do what is right in Your eyes. Strengthen and protect those candidates who have bravely stepped into this fight. Convict those with power at any level who have been abusing it for personal gain or to further some destructive agenda. May they be shown just how wrong they have been. Help us to pray effectively in agreement with You. Watch over our elections, which have seemed pretty fairly run. Expose any ways that is not to case and help us correct what needs to be corrected. Bless our farmers. Bless our truckers. Bless our small business owners. Bless our police. Grant wisdom. Deliver us from the strategies that want to harm and divide us. Help our healthcare system adiministrators to do what is right even if it means opposing guidance from funding sources. Save America and save Ohio, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

George Leonhardt, Perry, OH October 19, 2021, 12:49 pm

Most Gracious Father. I come to you in prayer for those in Ohio's government to seek You in all things. Father God, by Your Holy Spirit rule and overrule in their hearts and minds to govern in accordance with biblical principles and Your Holy Word. We repent Lord for the wicked ways we have and we repent before You. Keep those individuals in office who follow You and Your Word and remove from office those who do not. Expose those who lead for their own benefit and push You aside. Keep our lawmakers safe from those who would harm them. Thank You most Gracious God and I pray in the Name of Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.

Connie Everhart, Springfield, OH September 17, 2021, 12:33 pm

Our dear Lord ,Heavenly Father, I thank you Lord that you are continually protecting and guiding us every day. Please Lord help us to be able to able to be united and for our eyes be able to see the light vs. darkness.. good vs. evil. Protect our children..in Your Name Jesus Christ our Lord! AMEN.

Harold L. Stancliff, Cedarville, OH August 18, 2021, 12:57 pm

Lord, I pray that this CRT training offered to schools is met with people that know it is discrimination at it's highest.

Keely Thomas, Grove City, OH June 30, 2021, 1:19 pm

Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus I pray for our state and the leadership to acknowledge the need and importance of looking to you for guidance in all decisions. Let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven! Let us break the bondage of this spiritual warfare battle and rise in doing what You would have us do. In Jesus Holy Name… Amen!

Lisa H, Groveport, OH June 2, 2021, 4:16 pm

Lord, in Jesus' name I pray that you raise up godly leaders in the state of Ohio. I pray that you remove those who do not have the best interest of the people at heart or have evil or selfish ambitions. I pray for protection, strength, discernment, and godly wisdom for our elected officials. I also pray for boldness and courage to make decisions that may go against what seems to be popular opinion. Lord, I pray that our leaders will hear and follow your voice in all they do. I pray for those who have ill intentions for our state to repent and turn to you. I plead the blood of Jesus over all our leaders and their families, that no weapon formed against them will prosper. Amen.

Debbie DeMaria, Rocky River, OH May 26, 2021, 4:51 pm

Pray for the Rocky River Schools. My husband attended along with 100 more people to come against the CRT proposal for the schools. Pray for the schools in Ohio.

Jane Arnold, Americus, GA May 19, 2021, 9:25 pm

Prayers for Ohio and its leaders. May they seek God’s wisdom and guidance in all their legislative decisions and work. Give them strength and peace to stand up for God’s truth and a servants heart to serve righteously.

George Leonhardt, Perry, OH May 19, 2021, 2:59 pm

Father I pray that you would rule and overrule in our government and that the righteous will prevail. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Michael Sandlin, Bellefontaine, OH May 19, 2021, 9:32 am

God's hand to protect and to grow in righteousness. Being and doing that which is right!

Mary Tuzzolo, Reynoldsburg, OH May 19, 2021, 8:16 am

Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray that you would infiltrate the inroads of the enemy into the minds, hearts and souls of the citizens of Ohio and the entire United States. Please put asunder anything that would cause your people to be unequally yoked with unbelievers in the spiritual realm. Bring courage to existing leaders to stand firmly against cancel culture and deceiving political/social philosophies. Release among your people and the citizens of Ohio/US a higher sense of purpose and communitiy. Override the agenda of Marxist, Socialist and satanic forces. Cancel Cancel Culture. Please blatantly reveal the racist, prideful and lust for power motivating these movements. Most of all, Father, expose the futility and end product of them, nihilism. In Jesus Name.

Linda Luttrell, Ontario, OH May 12, 2021, 12:48 pm

Lord God, I thank you that you raise leaders up and you take leaders down. Therefore, I believe you are in control of this mess our country is in. Help us, your people do our part to support those leaders who follow Biblical principles and voice our concerns to those who don't. You are in control and we know that as the end times draw nearer, perilous times will come. We need your help, wisdom and discernment to know how to pray for our leaders and each other. Have Your way, Lord and may your kingdom come, Your will be done, here in our country and our state, as it is in Heaven.

Margaret Noftz, Washington Court House, OH May 12, 2021, 12:32 pm

Yahweh, the Almighty of Heanven and earth; The Authority of the whole universe and of all the governements; They will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give the prayer warriors wisdom and insight as to how You want us to interceed for the government of Americas as well as the governments of the world. We invite you into the situations that are happening in the government of America; bring understanding and truth to each party about the elections; whether it was fradualant or not . May the government come into agreement to accomplish what is best for the American people by moving forward . Pray for wisdom for the President and his cabinet members to start thinking about everyone and not about what is best for themselves. Holy Spirit come against the spirits of witchcraft, lying, stealing in the government as well as all people living on this earth. May you continue to bring about you purposes in all situations, and mey we come in lline with your understandin and not our own understanding . May we all cast down imaginations and everything that is exalted against the knowledge of Yahweh and bringing every thought into captive to the obedience oh Yahshua.

Joanne, Lancaster, OH May 12, 2021, 10:53 am

Dear Lord, hear my prayer for our leaders to have conversion of heart and mind back to leading as our Founding Fathers did under "One Nation Under God", following the Constitution and the Founding Fathers' principles and God's 10 Commandments in all their decisions. May we all believe that Love and Respect can prevent hate and wars.

Jody, Rocky River, OH April 14, 2021, 4:38 pm

Heavenly Father, you did not give us a spirit of timidity, but boldness. We come boldly to the throne for the State of Ohio and ask for a great movement of truth and transparency in our government. I pray against the spread of CRT and all of its lies and divisiveness in all the schools across our state. Bring about godly Christian values that reflect the heart of your Son and Your perfect will. Do not let Satan have a foothold in Ohio or in our nation. You raise up and take down leaders. Bring us godly men and women, to lead and educate our children. We ask this in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Amen

Erin Niedergall, Ravenna, OH April 12, 2021, 1:28 pm

Father in heaven, we are so grateful to be of this world but not in it, but while we are here we have commanded responsibility to you and others. We ask that You have Your way in the hearts of of leaders. Lord, that you would place them on their "Damascus Road" to have a life changing encounter with You! All for Your Honor and Glory! We long to see our leaders bow their knee to You in humility and submission! Fill them with strength and courage from You to do Your will on earth!

Jeannette Jeannette, Marysville, OH April 7, 2021, 9:58 am

I pray that local leaders will talk with and listen to citizens in their areas and make decisions with God's wisdom and leading.

Joan Painter, Madison, OH April 5, 2021, 10:59 am

Father, the great state of Ohio exists because of you. I pray for the salvation of our Governor, state, house and senate leaders. I pray that they would hear from you through dreams even if they are not currently following you. May they have eyes to see and ears to hear YOUR will for our great state and nation. May they DO your will and not be bystanders. Give them courage to go against the evil minders in our time. May they be blessed and be a blessing.

Robert Jones, Newport Ohio April 5, 2021, 5:11 am

Father I pray Your will be done in the state of Ohio. I lift up elected officials on the local state and national levels. I pray for Godly judges on state,local and federal levels. I declare Father that You alone are God in Ohio. I pray these things in Jesus name. Amen...

Lori, OH March 26, 2021, 3:07 pm

I pray for Governor Dewine, that he will hear from the Lord before voting for or against policies. I pray for our mayor in this democratic stronghold that he would receive revelation from God and approach his job seeking God's approval instead of mans. In Jesus' name.

Lynn Bell, Stow, OH March 17, 2021, 11:19 am

Oh Lord! I pray for Ohio leaders that they would use Godly wisdom. That they would come to You in repentance and come to know You as Lord and Savior. I pray for a Revival in Ohio, that souls would come to know You In Jesus Name, AMEN

Esther, Parma, OH March 17, 2021, 11:08 am

We praise you Jesus Christ son of God for you are, a way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper and a light in the darkness. Nothing is hidden from you and you have seen what has gone on and is going on behind closed doors. But, in your timing all will be exposed and made right because you are a righteous God and a God of justice. We come before you with humble and repentant hearts and ask for forgiveness. Have mercy Lord and we look forward to seeing the miraculous way you are and will be working for your kingsom.

Jennifer Cyphers, Delaware, OH March 17, 2021, 11:00 am

I pray for the state of Ohio and her leaders. We are in a raging battle between good and evil. I pray that legislation will bring God back into places where He has purposely been taken out such as schools and courtrooms. I pray for Mike DeWine, Rob Portman, Troy Balderson and Sherrod Brown. These men are elected officials. I pray they stay true to principles of justice and honor. I pray for wisdom from above. I pray for them to be strong and bold not wavering because of a few trying to tear down America. Ohio is a key state and we need to stay strong for truth and justice.

Leslie Menges, Delaware, OH March 17, 2021, 10:27 am

Yes, Lord I lift up our beautiful State of Ohio and pray blessings on our government leaders. Anoint those leaders who know You personally and who courageously speak Your Name as they campaign for freedom and for the tenets of the Constitution. Open the eyes and ears of those in our local and State governments to Who You are so that May see You and know Your sovereignty. We stand in the gap for our State and invite You back into our communities, our schools, even our churches, Lord. We stand and repent for turning away from You. Please deliver us and guide us in Your ways and Your wisdom. We praise You; we worship You! AMEN.

Rita Maury, Vandalia, OH March 11, 2021, 11:18 am

Father, I lift up our schools all throughout this state of Ohio. Remove all leadership that is against Your kingdom. I declare Your kingdom come, Your will be done in every school in this state. I forbid leaders and teachers and school board members who will not honor Your Word from leading and teaching our children from daycare to college. Remove them in the name of Jesus. I declare the children in the state of Ohio will not be taught by unrighteousness. Give us those who will honor Your Word in parent involvement, curriculum selection, school board members, teachers, aides and all involved in any manner with our children's education. In Jesus name.

Debbie Zachariah, Hebron, OH March 11, 2021, 9:00 am

Asking Father to keep His hand of grace and mercy upon the state of Ohio and our nation. And to raise up strong political men and women of faith in Jesus Christ, who will be strong and courageous in their biblical worldview; that they might lead with integrity, honor, and with wisdom and discernment. I ask the Father that as believers and followers of Jesus, that we would grow, as a nation, in favor with God and man. May it be on earth as it is in Heaven.

Robert Jones, Newport Ohio March 5, 2021, 6:49 am

Abba Father. I pray not only for the elected officials of the great state of Ohio. but for all her citizens as well. I pray that the heart beat bill stay a permanent part of Ohio law. I pray especially for those on the left who stand against You Word and ways Father. May Your will and justice be done in this state. Also to the entire nation.

Glenda Shupert, Hilliard, OH March 4, 2021, 5:56 am

Lord I pray for salvation for all elected officials in Ohio. May they hear your voice audibly in their minds calling them to wisdom and relationship with you. Break off all ungodliness in their lives so they would be solely dedicated to you and make choices that honor and bless you and our country.

Mary Orse, CINCINNATI,OHIO February 15, 2021, 5:21 am

I Pray for state and country,that God will open the eyes of our leaders to do Gods will,,not mans way.We must learn love for God the Father,and our neighbors.

Terry Kerin, Marion, OH February 8, 2021, 10:56 am

Almighty God we your people come before you in repentance and humility. We ask you perform a mighty work in the state of Ohio. We ask you thwart the plans of evil that our state officials and health departments are trying to pass. Instead we ask you to turn it to good as only you can do. We pray against the evil and the people that Satan is using. We ask that you would raise up the voices of the officials who are against this evil and give them courage and strength and protection to stand against it. We ask you would open the heart and mind of our governor to do your will Lord not his agenda of suppression and cowardice. We ask you for a miracle in this nation as you continue to bring the truth out in the open. That people would see and accept the truth and raise up their voices against this evil. We ask you would open the mouths of pastors to speak to the people about the lies that satan is spreading, to once again preach the truth of the gospel and not a watered down version to benefit themselves. Lord may you be glorified in the work that you are already doing and the mighty work to come. Thank you for answered prayer in Jesus's name. Amen


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