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.”
How do I pray for my own country?
Here’s a simple prayer you can say for your home country: Lord, thank you for allowing me to live in this country; Lord, I lift up my country to you for blessings today; I thank you for allowing me to live in a place where I can pray to you every day and express my beliefs; I thank you for allowing me to live in a place where I can pray to you every day.
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.
How do you pray for our country leaders?
Thank You, God, for the men and women who serve in leadership roles in our country, as well as their families; please remind our leaders every day of why they chose to dedicate their lives to public service, and use that commitment to inspire them.
How can I pray for my world?
In your prayer time, here are some suggestions for embracing the world God loves.
- Are you methodical in your prayer?
- Pray through the news.
- Pray into the 10/40 window.
- Pray throughout the day.
- Learn the Lord’s Prayer in another language.
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.
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.
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.
How can we grow in love?
With that in mind, read on for a few effective ways to help your relationship grow in love, as recommended by experts.
- Make Eye Contact.
- Have A New Experience.
- Express Love and Appreciation.
- Keep Asking Questions.
- Hang Out More Often.
- Solve Problems Together.
- Pay Attention and Give Attention. Ashley Batz/Bustle.
What should we pray for our president?
A prayer for our president: Lord, strengthen him; grant him wisdom and grace; allow him to speak and act with honesty and integrity in all situations; show him how much you love him and the world you created.
How do you pray beautifully?
I don’t believe Jesus intended the words to become another ritualistic prayer, but 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.
Is Father a prayer?
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
How do you pray?
Learn to Pray in Four Simple Steps
- Step 1: Address Heavenly Father.
- Step 2: Thank Heavenly Father.
- Step 3: Ask Heavenly Father.
- Step 4: Close in the Name of Jesus Christ.
- Praying in a Group.
- Pray Always, With Sincerity, and Faith in Christ.