Prayers for our Country

We have the responsibility and privilege to pray for the leadership of our country. God has given us as believers in Jesus Christ, the authority to pray for our nation to be guided by God, giving wisdom to those overseeing the affairs of our nation. We can make a difference in our prayers to change the atmosphere so that lives within any nation can be touched by the favor of God over His own children. We can be faithful to pray continually for that goes on, knowing God can shift things around for the good of God's people.

(S) “However, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, search for me, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear their prayer from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their country.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 GW

(P) Father, I humble myself before You and seek You. I choose to live according to Your ways and commands. May You hear my prayers, forgive my sins and heal my country.

(S) “First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone. Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them. 2 Pray for kings and others in power, so that we may live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honor God. 3 This kind of prayer is good, and it pleases God our Savior.”

1 Timothy 2:1-3 CEV

(P) Lord, I praise You for those You have placed in leadership over me. I pray that You will touch those leading my local, state and federal government. May they come to know You as their Lord and Savior, then walk in Your ways, asking for Your wisdom and direction over the areas in which they have authority. May they choose godly ways, obeying Your commands and following after Your heart so that we all will live peaceful lives as we worship and honor You. May You be pleased by all that we do.

(S) “And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.”

Mark 3:25 ESV

(P) May those governing our city, state and federal government walk in unity, yielding to one another, being willing to work together with godly principles so that our nation can stand strong.

(S) “The king’s heart is like streams of water. Both are under the Lord’s control. He turns them in any direction he chooses.”

Proverbs 21:1 GW

(P) Thank you Lord for guiding the heart of our President. I trust You to direct the President, Senators, Representatives and Supreme Court judges to walk in Your ways.

(S) “We have courage in God's presence, because we are sure that he hears us if we ask him for anything that is according to his will. 15 He hears us whenever we ask him; and since we know this is true, we know also that he gives us what we ask from him.”

1 John 5:14-15 GNT

(P) Thank You for Your presence Lord and hearing me as I ask according to Your will. I seek Your will and I trust You to provide answers regarding those in authority over me.

(S) “If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you, for he is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask him; he will not resent it.”

James 1:5 TLB

(P) Thank You Father that we can come to You and that You will gladly give us wisdom. May Your will be done in our country as it is in heaven. Lead us on what our part is to be in bringing this country back to follow Your will.

(S) “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.”

John 16:13 NLT

(P) Spirit of truth, thank You for guiding those in authority over local, state wide and federal branches of government and all those who work for it. Thank You for guiding them daily with wisdom and giving us a hopeful future as we trust You. May our country honor You.

(S) “The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me: ‘Whoever rules fairly over people, who rules with respect for God, 4 is like the morning light at dawn, like a morning without clouds. He is like sunshine after a rain that makes the grass sprout from the ground.”

2 Samuel 23:3-4 NCV

(P) God, I pray over the leadership of this nation. May the legislative, judicial and presidential forms of government rule fairly over our land. May they honor you heavenly Father by respecting the Ten Commandments and standing strong to maintain godly principles our nation was founded upon. May You bless those in authority as they rule according to Your will and Your ways, refreshing and renewing them for their faithfulness to You.

(S) “Truth, wisdom, learning, and good sense—these are worth paying for, but too valuable for you to sell.”

Proverbs 23:23 GNT

(P) We ask You Lord for truth, wisdom, knowledge and good sense for those in authority over us. May they not compromise and give in to negotiations contrary from Your will and ways.

(S) “Make them tremble in fear; put the nations in their place until at last they know they are but puny men.”