Prayer for America

“If my people, who are called by my name, will Humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

God is very aware of the desperation all across this country and He has given us the solution in the content of the above portion of Scripture. How will we respond? Never in the history of this nation have we seen such widespread moral decadence. The people of God have the solution; they should come together through fasting and prayer especially for the transformation of our lives to once again do the will of the Father and become salt and light to our society. The goal is for this nation to be"One nation under God" again. Obedience to God's principles is what gives us hope to restore the foundation of our country that has been crumbling. Enough is enough! It is time for God's people to stop betraying Him!

Lord God, we acknowledge You as our strength and shield. We trust in You alone. Hear our cries and have mercy on Your people!

PRAYER GUIDE:

The Church- Ephesians 4:3-6; 2 Thessalonians 1:4

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." (Colossians 2:6-8)

  • The Church to embrace and proclaim God's truth by correcting bad doctrine
  • A return to the absolutes of God's Word (Psalm 1:1-3)
  • For the correction of bad doctrine to bring unity in the Spirit of God
  • The Church to embrace integrity, right living, justice, love of neighbor, and become salt and light to a darkened world (I Peter 2:11; I Corinthians 13:6)
  • A holy fear of the Lord released in the heart of God's people (Proverbs 9:10)
  • Get involved through voter registration drives and educating on the issues; urge involvement in civic duty and encourage patriotism.

Family- Genesis 2:24; Deuteronomy 11:18-19; Mark 3:25

"If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand." (Mark 3:25)

  • Hearts of the parents returned to their children (Malachi 4:5-6)
  • A return to family values that serve the nation as a whole (Job 22:21-22)
  • A return to the biblical mandate to train their children at home in the fear of the Lord and not leave the responsibility to others (Proverbs 22:6). Also, establish and carry out daily family devotions instructing the children in the fear and admonition of the Lord; rooting, grounding and equipping them in the Word of God with a solid biblical worldview to face a hostile world
  • Unity and love in individual family units that reaches out in hospitality toward others (Romans 12:9-13)
  • Respect the commitment of marriage

Government- Romans 13:1-2; Exodus 18:21; I Timothy 2:12

"When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice." (I Kings 3:28)

  • Wisdom, integrity and respect for God's authority in public servants; federal, state, and local (James 1: 5)
  • Ask forgiveness for our national sins and return back to God
  • Government to make wise decisions that honor God rather than succumbing to special interest groups and respect life in all its forms and stages.
  • Our country to stand strong on the principles of our Founding Fathers (I Corinthians 3:11)
  • For Christian citizens to accept the responsibility and get out the vote (I Timothy 2:1-4)
  • Righteous judges and judgments in every court (Isaiah 1:26)
  • Our present officials, cabinet members and Supreme Court judges: John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Neil Gorsuch.
  • Pray for state and local officials

Education- Ephesians 4:1-17; Matthew 19:14

"And if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding." (Proverbs 2:3-6)

  • Ask forgiveness for allowing God and His Word to be eliminated from public schools and allowed lies to take their place
  • For parents, teachers and school boards to work together to restore quality in education
  • A return to truth and biblical-Christian ethics (Psalm 1:1-2)
  • A safe atmosphere conducive to learning
  • Excellence in educators (Exodus 18:20-21)
  • Equal opportunities for every student to achieve their full potential (Philippians 1:9)

Military- Psalm 20:7; 2 Chronicles 32:6-7; Romans 16:4

"He appointed military officers over the people and assembled them… and encouraged them with these words:’ Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the King of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles…’” (2 Chronicles 32:6-8)

  • Encourage dependence on God (Psalm 91)
  • Give thanks for those who have given their life in service to our nation for liberty and for their families
  • Wisdom for the nations
  • Perseverance to endure hardship (Isaiah 43:2)
  • Divine protection from the enemy (Romans 5:1-5)
  • Wise leaders who inspire respect from those under their command (Romans 13:1)
  • Protection and support for the families they have left behind (Romans 1:8-10)
  • Chaplains who are divinely appointed to deliver hope and spiritual strength (Proverbs 4:11) 

Media – Ephesians 4:29; Philippians 4:8

"… Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." (Philippians 4:8)

  • Clean up the industry of indecency and promote good moral values. The decision makers to realize they can make profit by producing family-friendly projects (Proverbs 8:10-11)
  • Christians in media to find favor and be filled with creative ideas that bring Kingdom principles and life-giving messages to the public (Proverbs 2:1-15)
  • Celebrities to be provided with repeated opportunities to hear and receive salvation (Proverbs 8:35)

Business

"I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. He is a master craftsman, expert in working…" (Exodus 31:3-4)

  • Clean up corruption and immorality in the economy.
  • People, including Christians, cease to worship the god of materialism
  • Christian workers to display excellence in their work, Christ-like humility and service to their co-workers so they can win the right to be heard (Philippians 2:3; I Chronicles 29:17)
  • Impartation of ideas and resources to open principled businesses, especially in areas that need an economic boost (Psalm 132:15)