Friday, September 28, 2012

A Prayer for America

Today is 40 Days before the elections here in America. I woke up this morning with a strong urge to pray for this nation. Here is my prayer:

Dear God in Heaven,

We humbly come before you and ask for your grace and mercy upon our nation. We thank you for your goodness, your love, your faithfulness, your everlasting kindness. We ask that your will would be done in our nation, just as it is done in heaven.

We repent of the sins of discrimination, racism, hatred, and pride. Please forgive us as we forgive those who have hurt us.

We ask for another Great Awakening in our nation. We ask for revival across this country, a revival of Godly principles and a revival of passion for God. We lift up all the people in this world who are not serving you. We pray that millions will turn their hearts towards you. We thank you for making us a shining light in the midst of darkness.

We pray for our churches. We pray for our pastors and ministers. We ask that you would give our spiritual leaders the boldness to preach the truth and the compassion to help the hurting.

We pray for our families. We ask for your blessing upon our sons and daughters, our fathers and mothers, our sisters and our brothers. Thank you for blessing our marriages and our precious children. We pray for unborn babies. Please help mothers make the right choice, a choice for life.

We pray for our government. We ask for your wisdom to fill each of our elected officials. We pray for the members of Congress, for our President, and for the Supreme Court. In this upcoming election, we ask for godly men and women to be elected who will uphold Biblical principles of both justice and righteousness.

We pray for our businesses. O Lord, you have not forgotten us. We thank you Father that even in the midst of a difficult economy you are our Provider. You are the source of every miracle. Thank you for your hand of blessing upon our nation. Thank you for the air we breath, the water we drink, and the bread we eat.

We pray for the media. Thank you for wisdom and understanding concerning the times we live in.

We pray for those who are involved in education. I ask that every teacher and professor would teach godly principles.

We pray for the arts and entertainment. We thank you that faith, hope, and love will triumph over lust, violence, and greed.

Thank you for peace; peace in our nation, peace with all other nations, and we ask for the peace of Jerusalem.

Thank you for your blessing upon this entire nation, from the East Coast to the West Coast, from Canada to Mexico, from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico, from Wall Street to Main Street, from the White House to the Court House to the Church House, for the rich and the poor, for the affluent and the beggar, for the middle class and the school class, from the 99% to the 1% to the 47%, we ask that everyone in this nation would live 100% for You.

I pray according to Mark 11:24 “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” 

We ask all this in the mighty and matchless name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen. 

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