A Prayer for our Nation

This prayer refers to our unbelief, our selfishness, and our rebellion against God and seeks His forgiveness. It cries out for God’s grace and power to restore our nation.

By David Lynn.

Gracious and loving heavenly Father, divine Creator of this great nation, we confess and repent for this wayward generation. During times of prosperity and security, and all things quiet about us, we have drifted far from You, refusing to yield to Your still small voice and obey Your Word. Give us the guidance and wisdom we need as a nation to humble ourselves, pray and seek Your face for a revival in Your church and a new day in America.

Oh Lord, bless our nation and make it true to the ideas of liberty, justice and brotherhood upon which it stands. Make us more deeply aware of our heritage. Help us to realize not only our rights, but also our duties and responsibilities as citizen stewards.

You have called us to be the Church of Jesus Christ. Keep us unified in faith and strong in service. Anoint Your pastors, church leaders and all congregations committed to their charge with the fullness of Your grace and blessing. Protect us from the wiles of near and present tyranny. Guard us from oppression, from compromise, fear, and confusion.

Transform the hearts of our President and all public servants. Give them righteous vision and supernatural courage as they deliberate legislative decisions. Supersede the forces of greed, corruption, ambition and injustice at work in all levels of our government. Impart to them the transformation power of the Holy Spirit, that they will fervently uphold their oath of office and protect the principles and values set forth by our founding fathers.

We boldly declare and decree, in one accord, that you Lord Jesus are our hope and our salvation. We give you glory and praise and honor. In You we are more that conquerors. In You we walk as salt and light in this dark and misguided world. And it is in Your Holy Name we pray and give thanks. Amen.

Psalms 40:11-17, “Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord; Let Your loving kindness and Your truth continually preserve me. For innumerable evils have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; They are more than the hairs of my head; Therefore my heart fails me. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, make haste to help me! Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion Who seek to destroy my life; Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor Who wish me evil. Let them be confounded because of their shame, Who say to me, “Aha, aha!” Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let such as love Your salvation say continually, “The Lord be magnified!” But I am poor and needy; Yet the Lord thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.” Amen.