A Prayer for the National Day of Prayer!

Our nation desperately needs prayer. Let's pray together for our country. Below is a prayer you can pray daily (and I hope you will!)

Lord, on this NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, we bow our hearts to You. You are sovereign and holy and awesome and mighty. You are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in loving-kindness. We cry out for forgiveness for all the wickedness that is happening in our nation, much of which is celebrated. Forgive us, Lord!

We cry out today for the children in our country. Lord God shield their hearts, draw them to You, protect and defend them from every evil influence. Fill their lives with good influences and godly friends. Flood their hearts with light and truth. Teach them Your way, Lord, so they will live by Your truth and give them undivided minds to fear Your name (Psalm 86:11). Protect them from making bad decisions. Give them a deep, abiding love for You and Your Word. May they love You with all of their hearts, their souls, their minds, and their strength, and obey and honor You all the days of their lives.

Give the parents in our nation wisdom and discernment, and hearts to teach their children the truth of Your Word. May parents guard themselves from distractions and selfishness, and by Your grace consistently train their children in the way they should go. Help parents to nurture a love for Scripture and a love for prayer in their children’s hearts. May every mom and every dad have a godly, encouraging friend to stand with them and encourage them, and likewise be an encouragement to others.

Oh Lord have mercy on our nation. Intervene in all that is happening in our nation that grieves You. Don’t let liars prosper here in our land (Psalm 140:11). Ruin the plans of the deceitful at work in our nation (Proverbs 22:12). Lord be with those who do what is right (2 Chronicles 19:11). Break the strength of the wicked but increase the power of the godly (Psalm 75:10).

You, Most High, are ruler over human kingdoms (Daniel 4:17) and You, God, reign over the nations (Psalm 47:8). Thank you Lord that the prayer of the upright is Your delight (Proverbs 15:8). We pray all these things grateful that You love us and that You always hear us, in the strong name of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord, amen. 

THANK YOU for praying with me! 

Have a blessed day,

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