Dear Father, in Your sovereignty, You have placed Angela Merkel in the office of Chancellor of Germany. She has been in the office now for 12 years. She has become the defacto leader of the European Union. Her policies have invited tens of thousands of refugees from Syria to make their home in Germany. Father, she is a powerful and influential figure not only in Europe but also across the globe. That being said, she is also a human. She has weaknesses, limitations, and insecurities. She has anxious thoughts. Father, she has claimed she is a woman of faith who makes her relationship with You a daily priority. Her policy on the admittance of refugees has been influenced by her affiliation with Christian principles of mercy. I ask that You give her wisdom and guidance today for the decisions she needs to make in office. Give her wisdom with decisions about the economy, defense, and social programs. May she have a voice that inspires the German people to embrace good character and godly thinking. Surround her with advisors with great wisdom. Help her to grow in her faith, finding increasing peace and joy in her personal relationship with you. I ask that You will protect her and provide for her. Build her character and bless her relationship with her husband, Joachim Sauer. Amen.
Dear Father, it is easy to look at influential politicians and forget their need for prayer. Father, former Vice President Joe Biden lost his son, Beau, to brain cancer on May 30, 2015. It is apparent from news reports that the loss of Beau was very difficult for the family. Father, I pray that the grief will lead each member of the Biden family to consider their personal relationships with You. Embrace this family. Not only comfort them but draw them to faith in You. I pray Your blessings on Joe, his wife Jill, and their surviving children. I pray for Beau’s widow Hallie and their children, Natalie and Hunter. Father, may they all look to You for strength, direction, provision, protection, and wisdom. Transform their hearts and minds and may they inspire others to place their faith in You. Amen.
Dear Father, I ask for Your blessings on the family of Rogelio Martinez, a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was killed yesterday in the line of duty. Be present with them as they grieve. May they feel Your comfort and peace. Meet their every need. May Your church embrace this family. Father, his partner is reported to have sustained serious injuries. I pray for his partner’s full recovery, emotionally and physically. I pray Your blessings on that family as well. Father, protect the innocent men and women who protect our borders each day, returning home after their shift to be with their families. Father, help America to find the right balance, protecting us from those who will enter our country to do us harm while also opening our arms for those who want to immigrate and contribute to the well-being of our society. Amen.