Prayer Topic #2:
A Prayer of Protection for the United States of America
Psalm 108:1-5, Psalm 108:6-13
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 blessing our country. Thank You for honoring our prayers as a nation and extending Your mercy toward us. Thank You for protecting our borders. Your Word is true, and we can trust everything that You do. You love whatever is just and good. Your unfailing love fills the earth. You merely spoke and the heavens were created; You breathed the Word and all of the stars were born. You assigned boundaries to the seas and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. Let the whole world fear You and let everyone stand in awe of You! How great is the goodness that You have stored up for those who fear You. You lavish it on those who come to You for protection, blessing them before the watching world.
Triumphant Father, You are the light and salvation for the United States, so we shall not be afraid. You are our fortress, protecting our borders from danger, so we shall not tremble. It is You, Almighty King, who causes the enemies of this nation to stumble and fall. God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we decree that Your very name keeps us safe from all harm. As we trust in You, Your Word declares that this 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 although we are a pluralistic society that confesses many gods, there is a remnant that trusts only in You. We come praying for President 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 the United States will rise up and stand firm in Jesus’ name. We confess that our enemies will stay far away from our borders. We will live in peace and terror will not come near us. Any nation that comes to attack and fight will go down in defeat. 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. At this time in our history, there are many reasons why we don’t deserve Your love and blessings. Please, continue to extend Your grace and mercy. We ask You to help our city, state, and national leaders as they lead in our city, state, 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. Guide all of our local, state, and national leaders. Holy Spirit, please reveal and expose every evil plot, plan, and strategy that have been devised against this nation both internally and externally. Remove the covering from every sleeper cell within our nation and cause their plans of devastation and destruction to fail. 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. Please strengthen and grant wisdom to our military leaders as they strategize and execute their military tactics. Help the family of every military personnel who is currently in active duty.
Loving Father, forgive us as a nation for our many sins. We stand humbly before You and admit that our country is filled with sin. We do not deserve Your love and favor. Forgive us for promoting sin and using a variety of mediums to entice and lure people from Your Godliness and righteousness. 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. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our nation of those we need to forgive and help us 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 reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say “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 33:4-8, Psalm 31:19, Psalm 27:1-2, Exodus 3:15, Psalm 20:1, Psalm 25:2, I Timothy 2:2, Psalm 20:7-8, Isaiah 54:14-15,17, Proverbs 16:7, Matthew 6:13, I Samuel 2:2, Revelation 19:16
Today, I will trust God to:
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