Find Suitable Prayers For Our Nation, Our World, And Our Leaders: During these days of division, anger, and uncertainty, most of us aren’t quite sure how to respond or how to pray for the nation. What we must not forget is that we are not powerless.
Our voices are heard in heaven! We can and need to ask God to intervene and to give us insight for ways we can respond with the love of Christ. Here are some simple prayers that we can pray together on behalf of our hurting country and our nation.
Prayer For Peace Among the Nations
Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer For our Country
Almighty God, you have given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly pray that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of your favor and glad to do your will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in your Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to your law, we may show forth your praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in you to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer For Our Nation
Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer for Peace and Unity in the Country
Builder of All Things, my country seems to fall apart more and more each day. Neighbor has turned against neighbor, and we’ve focused more on our differences than the fact that we are all uniquely made in the image of You. Please help to unify us and see that we need to love each other rather than cling to our differences. Amen.
Prayer For the President of the United States and all in Civil Authority
O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to your merciful care, that, being guided by your Providence, we may dwell secure in your peace. Grant to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State (or Commonwealth), and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in your fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
Prayer For Congress or a State Legislature
O God, the fountain of wisdom, whose will is good and gracious, and whose law is truth: We pray so to guide and bless our Senators and Representatives in Congress assembled (or in the Legislature of this State, or Common- wealth), that they may enact such laws as shall please you, to the glory of your Name and the welfare of this people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer For Sound Government
O Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth. Lord, keep this nation under your care.
To the President and members of the Cabinet, to Governors of States, Mayors of Cities, and to all in administrative authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties. Give grace to your servants, O Lord.
To Senators and Representatives, and those who make our laws in States, Cities, and Towns, give courage, wisdom, and foresight to provide for the needs of all our people, and to fulfill our obligations in the community of nations. Give grace to your servants, O Lord.
To the Judges and officers of our Courts give understanding and integrity, that human rights may be safeguarded and justice served. Give grace to your servants, O Lord.
And finally, teach our people to rely on your strength and to accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they may elect trustworthy leaders and make wise decisions for the well-being of our society; that we may serve you faithfully in our generation and honor your holy Name. For your is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Amen.
Prayer For Local Government
Almighty God our heavenly Father, send down upon those who hold office in this State (Commonwealth, City, County, Town, ____________) the spirit of wisdom, charity, and justice; that with steadfast purpose they may faithfully serve in their offices to promote the well-being of all people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer For an Election
Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States (or of this community) in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer For those in the Armed Forces of our Country
Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Powerful Prayer For the Nation
Almighty God, giver of all good things: We thank you for the natural majesty and beauty of this land. They restore us, though we often destroy them. Heal us.
We thank you for the great resources of this nation. They make us rich, though we often exploit them. Forgive us.
We thank you for the men and women who have made this country strong. They are models for us, though we often fall short of them. Inspire us.
We thank you for the torch of liberty which has been lit in this land. It has drawn people from every nation, though we have often hidden from its light. Enlighten us.
We thank you for the faith we have inherited in all its rich variety. It sustains our life, though we have been faithless again and again. Renew us.
Help us, O Lord, to finish the good work here begun. Strengthen our efforts to blot out ignorance and prejudice, and to abolish poverty and crime. And hasten the day when all our people, with many voices in one united chorus, will glorify your holy Name. Amen.
Best Prayers For The Nation
Lord, when blind men begged for mercy, you gave it. I’m asking that you have mercy on this nation. Help us trust you more deeply and embrace your discipline. Give us leaders who’ll call us not just to a party or platform but to you. Amen.
Prayers For The Nations Of The World
Grant us the ability as nations to follow after the things which make for peace, and things which cause us to build up one another as nations. Lord may your peace rule in the hearts of men all over the world, let it mount guard over hearts and minds in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Prayers For The Nations Scriptures
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.— Romans 13:1-7
Prayers For The Nations In The Bible
Prayer for wisdom for government leaders—international, national, state, and local.
- First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. — 1 Timothy 2:1-2
- But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. — Jeremiah 29:7
- Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. — Titus 2:7-8
Christian Prayers For The Nations
Open our hearts and minds as nations that we may come to know the love of Christ which surpasses mere knowledge and facts, that we may be filled unto all the fullness of God and become nations wholly filled and flooded with God.
Prayers For The Nations And World Leaders
Lord, you are our Deliverer, and we pray for our nation and our leaders to turn toward righteousness and away from evil. May we not be labeling what is good as evil, or what is evil as good. You have said that if we seek your face and turn from our evil ways, you will hear from heaven and heal our land. O Lord, may we as individuals and as a nation set our focus on obeying your word and living pure lives. Amen.
Prayer For Our President And Leaders
O Lord, I bring our President and other leaders in different positions before your throne of grace. May they find mercy and grace before you as they look for solutions to the different problems that are affecting our nation. May the President find the right advisors that will give him wise counsel. Expose and remove wrong people around these leaders that are up to no good. May all their demonic-inspired counsel be exposed and destroyed, in Jesus’ name. Thank you, God, for leading us in the way that we should go as a nation. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Prayer Against Corrupt Leaders
Lord, today I pray for our leaders to stand firm for what is right. To be all in, to not give in to temptation or let corruption seep into their thoughts and actions. Guard their hearts, Lord. Give them integrity. Amen.
Prayers For A United Nations
Father remove hatred and contentions from the hearts of men in various nations across the world, cause your love to reign in the hearts of men and cover all transgression between nations.
Prayers For A Broken Nation
Lord, today I echo the prayer of David: “O Lord, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help” (Psalm 17:1). Pour out justice on this nation. Fix what is broken, restore what’s been stripped away, and show me my part in your ongoing work here. Amen.
Christian Prayers For The Nation
Make Your Presence known Lord! In the midst of darkness, confusion and despair, may the light of Your glory shine. We welcome You and ask You to walk among us. Change lives, bring unity and stir Your people to be the image bearers of Jesus in this troubling hour! We long for Your presence to permeate our culture and transform our nation.
Prayers For The Church And Nation
Prince of Peace, come and walk through the streets of our cities. Rest upon the hurting, the angry and those who are bent on destruction. Awaken Your Church! Give us courage and kindness in order to be the peacemakers You designed us to be! Help us to demonstrate justice for all people and the unity of a people who is one in You, because You created us equally. We long for Your peace to come to our nation, Lord!
Prayers Against Threats To Our Nation
Lord, you are our High Tower, and we pray against all threats from within our nation and from outside our borders. In Jesus’ name, we bind the work of foreign leaders or terrorists who would seek to bring harm to our shores or to our people living abroad. We pray for these plans of evil to come to nothing. We come against all plots within our country – against our President or other leaders or against our people. Nothing that is formed against us shall prevail. Amen.
Prayers For A Nation Divided
Lord, Jesus was right: No divided Kingdom can thrive — including ours. Inspire our leaders to model a way out of this thicket of divisiveness we are ensured in. May their gracious words and reasoned actions inspire heartfelt unity. Amen.
Prayers For Our Divided Nation
Father, we ask for Your hand of protection to be upon our nation during these days of unrest and anger. Protect the lives of the angry as well as the officers and military personnel who are trying to restore order. Calm hearts and minds and bring restoration through justice and acts of repentance, humility and extraordinary love. Sing Your song of deliverance over our hurting nation, Lord.
Australia Day Prayers For The Nation
Lord, our country isn’t perfect. You know that, and you see us for who we are. So I pray for your salvation, trusting you’ll give us hope and healing not because we deserve it, but because of your vast, unfailing mercy. Work in and through this nation, Lord. Amen.
First Nations Prayers For The Dead