Prayer Petition #6:
A Prayer for the United States of America
Psalm 108:1-5, Acts 4:23-32
Reflections of the Heart:
The United States of America is considered a great and powerful nation. As awesome as this sounds, let us put our trust in God alone. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord and the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12
Holy Father, we thank You for the favor, grace and mercy You have extended to our nation, the United States of America. Thank You for allowing us to live in a country where we can freely worship You. Thank You for protecting our leaders, our borders and our military personnel both at home and abroad. Lord, Your eternal Word stands firm in heaven. Your faithfulness extends to every generation. Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves Your plans. Lord, we Your children, love Your instructions. We will think about them all day long. Your commands make us wiser than our enemies, they are our constant guide. Your commandments give us understanding; no wonder we hate every false way of life. You are an awesome Father and we bless Your holy Name.
Triumphant Father, it is You who causes the enemies of our nation to stumble and fall. God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, we declare that Your very Name keeps us safe from all harm. As we trust in You, Your Word declares that our nation will not be disgraced, nor will You allow our enemies to rejoice in our defeat. Father, we confess that we are a nation that acknowledges Jesus Christ as Your Son. We admit that we are a pluralistic society that confesses many gods, but there is a remnant that trusts only in You. We come praying for President Joe Biden and his administration, our local, state and national leaders, so that we, the citizens of the United States of America, can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. We declare that our leaders will hear and act upon the voice of the Holy Spirit. Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, their armies and weapons, but we, the United States, will always boast in the Name of the Lord our God. We decree that justice and righteousness will lead the way in the public discourse. We confess that our enemies will stay far away from our borders. We will live in peace and terror will not come near us. We decree that no weapon formed against us will succeed. We declare Your Word in faith.
I pray for God’s Divine intervention in the following areas for our nation:
Almighty Father, continue to pour out Your Holy Spirit on our nation and please do not turn Your face away from us. Cause Your peace to dwell in our nation. Please continue to extend Your grace and mercy. We ask You to help our leaders in every sphere of influence as they lead our cities, states and nation. As their lives please You, Your Word declares that their enemies will be at peace with them. Increase their wisdom, knowledge, confidence and peace. Holy Spirit, please reveal and expose every evil plot, plan and strategy that have been devised against our nation both internally and externally. Please strengthen and grant wisdom to our military leaders as they strategize and execute their military tactics. Implore the Body of Christ to not grow lazy and complacent in praying for our nation, but to remain diligent on the wall of prayer.
Loving Father, as a nation, we realize that our sins are abominable and a stink to Your nostrils. But, Holy Father, we, Your children, stand before You and ask for Your mercy and grace. Forgive the Body of Christ for standing before You with wicked hearts, perverted mouths, ungodly behavior, hatred toward authority and each other, and unforgiveness. Forgive our leadership (local, state, and national) for their bickering and infighting. Forgive us for speaking out on some sin and remaining silent about other sin. To You, we know that sin is sin and You expect us to speak out against all sin. Father, we admit that we, Your church, operate in forms of godliness, but consistently deny the power of Your Holy Spirit. Righteous Father, have mercy upon us. You desire a contrite heart. Holy Spirit, move throughout the American Church and trouble all of us until we repent as the Body of Christ. Purify us from our sins and we will be clean; wash us, and we will be whiter than snow. Create in us a clean heart O God, and renew a loyal spirit within us. Please do not banish us from Your presence and don’t take Your Holy Spirit from us. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind every citizen of our nation of those who need to be forgiven and help us all to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help the citizens of our nation not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
You are the Lord, our God, and there is no other. No one is holy like You. There is no one besides You. There is no Rock like You, our God. Lord, You are the King of kings and Lord of lords. You rule and reign forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 119:89-91,97-98,104, Exodus 3:15, Psalm 25:2,
I Timothy 2:2, Psalm 20:7-8, Isaiah 54:14-15,17, Matthew 6:13, Proverbs 16:7, Psalm 51:7, 10-11, I Samuel 2:2, Revelation 19:16
Today, I will trust God to:
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