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Prayers for Our Nation

It is evident that our nation needs prayer now more than ever before!  I am going to post seven prayers, one for each day of the week, and I am asking you to pray WITH me.  God answers prayers, and when we join together, our prayers are even more powerful.  So, feel free to pray the prayers I post here, but also I encourage you to pray those God lays on your heart as well.  I believe when we do this, we WILL see change.  God bless! ~ Jeanna :)

Prayer #1:  Prayer for Humility

flag-whandsDear Lord,

We come to you now, thanking you for allowing us to live in such a great nation.  Thank you for our freedoms and for all the blessings that we receive simply by living in the United States of America.  We especially want to thank you for our freedom to pray.  

So today Lord, we are leaning in and exercising our right and our responsibility to pray for this great nation.  We are in a tough season.  That is evident.  However, we know that you alone can help us through this turbulent time.  

We are standing on your word, which says in 2 Chronicles 7:14:

“If My people, who are called by My name, will HUMBLE themselves and PRAY, and seek MY face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin, and will HEAL THEIR LAND.”

This day, Lord, we are HUMBLING ourselves and declaring out loud that we are lost without you!  Our nation needs you.  The people who reside in this country need you.  From north to south and east to west … we need you … desperately.  

Right now, we are declaring John 15:5 over our nation:

You are the vine and we are the branches.  If we REMAIN in you, and you in us, we will bear MUCH fruit, but apart from you, we can do NOTHING.

We are falling on our face before you asking for your forgiveness.  Forgive us from believing we can survive without you.  Forgive us from believing we don’t need you every single day.  Forgive us for believing we are powerful on our own and that we are leaders in this world when we’ve tried to shut you out of every system and every circumstance.      

We have created a façade and have been living in a fantasy world believing we are succeeding when we have failed in the only areas that matter:  

Keeping you FIRST in our lives

Living our lives according to your will and your plan

Loving you and loving people.  

Yes, we have had glimmers of victory in these areas, but as a nation … as ONE nation UNDER GOD, we have failed.  Forgive us Lord and right our ship once again.

We ask you now to help us recognize our need for you and to walk in humility as a nation and as a people.  Help us to refocus and remember the ultimate sacrifice you made to save us from our sinful selves.  Help us to put YOU back on the throne.

In this turbulent time, Lord, when our nation needs healing more than ever before, we recognize that humility must come first before healing can take place.  Humble us Lord.  Humble our leaders and those in positions of influence and authority.  Remind us that we need YOU as OUR leader first and foremost.  

We thank you in advance for all you’re doing … all that we can see and all that we cannot see.  You alone are sovereign, and we glorify you and thank you for being a God who answers the prayers of your people.

We love you, Lord.  In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Image from: https://stevebiddison.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/a-personal-perspective-on-the-national-day-of-prayer/