Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Prayer for Our Nation

A Special Prayer today for our President


An image of a heart shaped cloud
An image of a heart shaped cloud

Today is Valentine Day in our Nation.  A day that we celebrate our love for special people in our lives.  But as I read post after post and news articles, one after another, I see that love is very far from the minds of many of those in our nation.  There is a great lack of love and even civility towards our elected President, Donald Trump.  In fact, the hatred shown is great and disturbing.  Today my prayers are for President Trump and his administration and his leadership.

My Prayer

Father God, today I come to You, O mighty creator and lover of Your creations, even those who have rebelled and sinned against their own Creator.  I ask for Your forgiveness for the way we as your special creations – ones made in Your own image and made to worship and follow You like no other of Your creations.  Please forgive us our many sins and especially the sin of ignoring who You are and what You are to us.  God, my fears for my nation lay heavy on my heart today as I read more and more news and articles about the lack of love and even basic civility in my country right now.  I fear for our peoples who do not even acknowledge Your existence and for those who purposely and with evil intent, break the commandments You have laid out for us in Your Word.  I fear also for those of us who do call You Lord and Master, yet live our lives in ways that do not honor or respect You.  Please Lord I beg Your forgiveness for our cold, selfish hearts which yearn after worldly things rather than seek Your holiness and Your righteousness in our lives.  I pray for Your Holy Spirit to sweep across this land, touching sinful hearts and convicting us of our sins and our wrongdoings and bringing about true repentance and worship for You as You so rightly deserve.

Protection Against Evil in High Places

I see such evil intentions in many in high places in our land.  Lord, they wish to oust You and Your people entirely from this nation and I pray that You will not allow that to happen.  I pray that those in high places who seek to harm our country and harm Your people across this nation, will be stopped by Your mighty, unseen armies and that they will fall from those high places and receive the justice they deserve for such despicable actions.

Image of a woman praying
Image of a woman praying

I pray for our President, Donald Trump, who is a follower of Yours and those in his administration to also call You Lord and Savior.  I pray You will cover him and each of the others of Your children in his administration with protection and that You grant them of Your divine gifts to help them perform their duties.  I pray for the gift of discernment so that they can understand who are the enemies around them and wisdom in dealing with these evil ones and in making each decision in leadership of our nation.  I pray for the support of the conservative party and the conservative people of this nation so that President Trump will not become discouraged but will remain standing tall and faithful and strong in his performance of the duties of the Presidency.  I pray for his soul and his relationship with You, that he will seek your blessing and Your help in each decision he makes as our President.  I pray that You will give him strength to stand up for Your precepts and for those in this nation who need his support and help.  I pray You will grant him each gift from you to allow him to lead us in spirit and in truth.

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” (1 Corinthians 12:7-11)

These are the gifts your Word describes.  I pray the appropriate ones be bestowed upon and used by President Trump and his team in the performance of their duties as leadership in our land.  I also pray that Your Holy Spirit  will work in each man and woman who works for the new Administration to be able to exhibit the fruits of the Spirit you also describe in Your Word.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23

I pray for these fruits of the spirit to be evident in Donald Trump, Mike Pence and each of the others who are in the Administration and who call upon Your name.  I pray these fruits will be evident even to their enemies so that they cannot speak or write slander against our leadership.

I pray for unity in the republican party and for support of President Trump and his team.  I pray that each attack against them will fail and be shown to the citizens of our land as mean and vicious spite attacks from those who are poor losers and evil doers.  I pray that the evil of these enemies will be brought to light and even the main stream media cannot ignore the criminal and brutal acts of those who are working to bring down our nation as we know it.  I pray You will raise up honest and Godly men and women in the media and press all across this nation who will speak the truth boldly and in such a succinct way as to reveal the truth about the evil doers and their vicious deeds in our country.

Protection from our Enemies

I pray that the enemies of our nation, especially those who are radical Islamists, will be allowed no victory and will be dragged from the darkness in which they hide and into the light of justice and that You O might God will give them the true justice they deserve for their sins against You and their evil intentions against our nation.

 

Prayer for the Lost of our Nation and our World

Image of chains being broken
Image of chains being broken

I pray for those who do not know You and still live in the darkness of ignorance and in chains placed around them by the enemy who wishes only to destroy their lives and steal their souls.  I pray Your Holy Spirit will find wondrous and miraculous ways to reach their hearts and open their eyes to the love and the salvation only You provide through Your son, Jesus.  I pray for many, many who do not know You to be saved and to turn from their wicked ways and seek Your forgiveness and worship You as You deserve.  I pray for Your children across this world who are persecuted and beaten and harmed in so many evil ways.  I pray You will send Your mighty angels to protect them and if that is not Your will, that Your angels will be with them to comfort and strengthen them in their pain and awful deaths.  I pray any who are unsure about who You are, that they will have their eyes opened and be given the faith and strength necessary to follow You even onto their deaths.

In Conclusion

Finally, Lord God, I ask You to forgive me my many sins and unworldly thoughts and the doubts I sometimes have.  I pray for You to grant me a strong faith and a great desire to draw closer to You in my life and to desire Your Word as part of my daily life.  I pray You will gift me with words to help others to see who You are and to tell others who do not know the good news of Jesus, my savior.  Lord, I worship You and honor You and praise the name of Your son and my savior, Jesus.  Amen

Comments

I request that you join me in praying the prayer above and ask that you share your own prayers in the comments.  Your comments and your own prayers are welcome. – Shirley

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