Prayer Guide: How to Pray for Our Country | Cru
God calls us as believers to align our hearts with His, to intercede for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, and this guide can be used not only in your personal quiet time, but also in prayer with a prayer partner or small group.
1 Timothy 2:1-6, 8
“I urge, then, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people,” Pope Francis writes. “This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved.”
“In the same way, we don’t know what we should pray for,” Paul says, “but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Holy Spirit, pray in, through, and for us so that we can pray in accordance with Your will.
Lord, we come to you to stand in the gap for our country, confessing our sin of putting our own will above Yours, as You have laid out in Your Word, and forgiving us for losing sight of our role as Your body to the world.
“None of them repent of their wickedness, saying, ‘What have I done?’ each pursues his or her own course like a horse charging into battle,” Jesus says in the Garden of Gethsemane in the beginning of his Sermon on the Mount.
We are proud u2014 wise in our own eyes u2014 and have forsaken Your Word for our desires, Jesus told his disciples. “There is a way that appears to be right, but it leads to death,” he said.
Search me, God, and know my heart, and know my anxious thoughts, and see if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting, as Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount (Psalm 127:3-4).
2 Corinthians 7:10
Lord Jesus, as we seek Your will and serve as Your intercessors, please search our hearts and minds, revealing to us what is not of you and what is of us. Purify us as we seek Your will and assist us in living in accordance with it.
“A righteous person’s prayer is powerful and effective, and God will use it to forgive sins and bring healing to those who persecute him,” says Philippians 4:8.
1 Kings 8:36
Forgive us for our sins and give us wisdom in how to walk before You in these trying times; may our prayers be in accordance with Your will, and may You hear them.
“Be anxious about nothing,” Philippians 4:8 says, “but in every situation, present your requests to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving; for God knows how deep your sorrows and afflictions are, how deep they are, and how long they last.”
With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all of the Lord’s people. We are all plagued by anxiety on all frontsu2014 our health, financial hardship, and school-opening controversies.
Ephesians 6:12-13, 18
Lord, help us to daily put on the armor of God, stand firm, and commit to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests; with this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people; and with this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Learn how you can pray for our country in this week’s Daily Discussion.
How do you pray for the nations of the world?
You can pray for the nations by praying the Lord’s Prayer and scripture over unreached people groups, asking the Holy Spirit for guidance in your prayers, and praying for God to send workers or missionaries to these people groups, as well as for persecuted believers and their persecutors.
What is a prayer for help called?
I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand… For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
How do we pray for our nations and leaders?
Thank You, God, for the men and women who serve in leadership roles for our country, as well as their families; grant them peace when their work takes them away from them; we also pray for the wives, husbands, and children of our leaders.
How do I pray for peace in my country?
We bless you, Almighty God, for our lives; we thank you for your abundant mercy and grace; we thank you for your faithfulness, even though we are not always faithful to you; and we ask you, Lord Jesus, to give us peace in our mind, body, soul, and spirit.
What is a good prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
What countries need prayer?
Because of political instability, Haiti, Venezuela, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq are among the countries that need prayer the most.
How do I ask the Lord for help?
God can answer vague prayers, but being specific creates a stronger bond between you and Him. Tell God what you want or need and ask Him to provide it for you.
What is the best way to pray to God?
Christ’s response is the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9u201313), and I hope they will inspire you to make 2021 a year of prayer.
- Thank him.
- Ask for God’s will.
- Say what you need.
- Ask for forgiveness.
- Pray with a friend.
- Pray the Word.
- Memorize Scripture.
How do you start a prayer?
We express our gratitude to our Father in Heaven by telling him what we are thankful for, beginning with “I thank thee” or “I am grateful for.” We show our gratitude to our Father by telling him what we are thankful for in our prayer, such as our home, family, health, the earth, and other blessings.
Why must we pray for our leaders?
When it comes to praying for our leaders, 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV) gives us specific instructions. Our leaders require God’s assistance, so we pray for God to reveal areas where we have failed to represent His love to the world around us.
Why should we pray for our country?
We pray for our government, that all of our leaders and laws be filled with Your glory, that they magnify Your Holy Word and honor Your will and ways, and it also suggests what they should pray for in regards to the country’s institutions.
How do you end a prayer?
You’ll probably hear an amen at the end of a Christian prayer, and some Christians will say things like “All God’s people said” or “In Jesus’ name.” The endings to prayers express your agreement and sincerity.
How do I ask God for peace?
My soul is like a turbulent sea, and I can’t seem to find my balance, so I stumble and worry constantly. Please give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path you’ve laid out for me.
How do you pray for Covid 19?
Dear Lord, we lift our concerns to You for those who are more likely than others to become severely ill as a result of COVID-19 u2014 the elderly and those with chronic health conditions u2014 and ask that You protect them from harm and provide comfort in this time of uncertainty and, for many, preventive isolation from loved ones.
How do you pray at work?
Dear Heavenly Father, as I walk into work today, I invite you to join me so that everyone feels your presence; I give you this day and ask you to work through me by the power of the Holy Spirit; may I convey your peace, just as I am aware of your comforting presence at all times.