I don't stick my nose into politics very often, but I truly believe this is where a lot of "Christians" get it so wrong. Instead of praying for the politicians in power that they don't like, they complain about the poor job they perceive that they are doing. Those people who do nothing but complain and rile up others need to read these two verses. Instead of bashing Obama or Rick Perry or whoever, pray for them, that they may make the right decisions to keep us safe and for the benefit of the nation. Prayer is a much more powerful force than complaining ever could be, because in God's economy, the positive influence of prayer will always trump the negative complaining spirit. Let the light shine in the darkness to overcome it.
Lord God, I pray that you guide and direct those in authority over this nation so they may make right decisions and just actions for the peace and welfare for us all. Amen.