Don’t let this National Day of Prayer pass you by without taking some time to pray for America.
I am praying from the bottom up…
Lord, may revival come and let it begin in me, and in our our families, our churches, our cities, our states, and our country.
I have Nehemiah on my mind today. I love how he confessed the sins of his people before God. Confess here means he acknowledged before God that collectively, they had been doing wrong. He pleaded for God to have mercy on them. Doesn’t that sound like what we need to happen in America?
Read Nehemiah 1:5-11. You could insert the word “America” in the place of “children of Israel.”
Click here for some great resources on specifically How to Pray for America.
The following prayer was written by Dr. Jack Graham and was read in unison today during the national event at noon.
We come to You in the Name that is above every name—Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Our hearts cry out to You.
Knowing that You are a prayer-answering, faithful God—the One we trust in times like these—we ask that You renew our spirits, revive our churches, and heal our land.
We repent of our sins and ask for Your grace and power to save us. Hear our cry, oh God, and pour out Your Spirit upon us that we may walk in obedience to Your Word.
We are desperate for Your tender mercies. We are broken and humbled before You.
Forgive us, and in the power of Your great love, lift us up to live in Your righteousness.
We pray for our beloved nation. May we repent and return to You and be a light to the nations. And we pray for our leaders and ask that You give them wisdom and faith to follow You.
Preserve and protect us, for You are our refuge and only hope.
Deliver us from all fears except to fear You, and may we courageously stand in the Truth that sets us free.
We pray with expectant faith and grateful hearts.
In Jesus’ name, our Savior.
– 2015 National Prayer by Dr. Jack Graham