A Prayer for the National Day of Prayer

Our Father in heaven, you arNational Day of Prayere the LORD of the nations!  You are the God who raises up leaders, and you are the God who brings them down.

1 Samuel 2:8 NLT
For all the earth is the LORD’s, and he has set the world in order.

Thank you that we can gather together on this day – at this place – for this purpose – to seek you for spiritual awakening and revival in our nation.  We join today to pray for our nation, and particularly for our leaders at various levels of government.

We pray for our President.  May your grace come upon him.  Rule and overrule all that takes place in the Oval Office.  Surround him with men and women of godly character and conviction to influence him in the ways of truth and righteousness.

We pray for the Congress of the United States.  May your Spirit come upon the Capitol Building and offices in Washington.  May the men and women who service as senators and representatives be given a heart of both humility and wisdom.  May the decisions they make be grounded in what is right – and good.

We pray for the Supreme Court of the United States.  Your Word teaches us that “righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).  Your Word teaches us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 1:7).  These men and women who are entrusted to make wise and discerning decisions need hearts that truly reverence you, so we ask that you graciously and powerfully work in their hearts and minds to that end.

What we pray for our President, we pray for our Governor.
What we pray for Congress, we pray for our State House.
What we pray for Washington, we pray for Columbia.
What we pray for our national and state leaders, we also pray for every mayor and city and county council member and magistrate across our state.

We appeal to you, Lord, that you raise up men and women who are God-honoring and godly-living – men and women of moral virtue and integrity – men and women of proven character – men and women who love you – men and women with the courage of their convictions – to fill positions of leadership at every level of government.

O God, we need men and women who are willing to boldly stand for biblical morality.  We ask that you give our government leaders wisdom in every decision they must make.  Stir in them a genuine desire to honor You in everything they do.  Give them the courage to do what is right – even if it is unpopular.

To that end, we pray for an outpouring of your Holy Spirit on this nation – and especially on the church, the people who call themselves by your name – that there might be a great revival.  We seek you today, O LORD, for another Great Spiritual Awakening in the United States of America.

Psalm 80:19 ESV
Restore us, O LORD God of hosts!  Let your face shine, that we may be saved.

Restore us, O LORD!
Shine on us, O LORD!
Save us, O LORD!
Renew us, O LORD!
May your kingdom come, and your will be done, on earth – and in this nation – as it is in heaven.

We pray all of this for the glory, and in the name, of our King and Lord, our Savior and our Treasure, Jesus Christ.  AMEN!

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