A Prayer for Our Nation

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Lord, our nation is in crisis, yet you have shown us a way out.  You said that if your people who are called by your name will humble themselves and pray, seek your face, and turn from their wicked ways, then you will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14). I pray now, Father, that you will raise up an army of faithful prayer warriors who will stand in the gap for this nation so that you will not allow us to be destroyed by our enemies, natural disasters, or other perils ( Ezekiel 22:30-31).

Your word declares that blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord (Psalms 33:12).  Let us as a nation crown you King and Lord over our lives. Turn our hearts to you.  Forgive us for passing laws that violate your word and for embracing other sins as the norm.

Deliver us from the spirit of anxiety that plagues the people of this country. Your word says that righteousness and peace have kissed each other (Psalms 85:10); help us to comprehend the connection between being in right standing with you and being at peace.  Send a spiritual revival now, Father.

Bring salvation to our governmental leaders and let them seek your wisdom in every situation, for your eyes are over the righteous, and your ears are open unto their prayers (1 Peter 3:12).  In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Excerpted from EMERGENCY PRAYERS by Deborah Smith Pegues, Harvest House Publishers, 2008.

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