Praying For Our Nation

Greetings everyone. I pray God’s peace, grace and mercies upon you. As you may know by now, this is no ordinary year for our nation. We are in an extraordinary election year and extraordinary by no stretch of the imagination. This means, above all else, that we must seek divine guidance and the wisdom of God for our nation, during these next few months leading into our Election Day. 


No doubt, on Election Day, and days leading in to it we are all expecting to experience a smooth and successful electoral process, free of violence and incidences. Therefore, it is a must that we, the citizens of this country, turn our focus toward our nation and our leaders in prayer. It has been said that every failure is a prayer failure. Let us not fail in this area. Let us pray ‘God’s will be done’ for this next election. 


We need God’s will to be done in this ever so significant period in our nation. Not only is prayer needed at this time for our nation, but at all times we are to pray for our nation and our leaders. This is not only the right way, but it is the ‘God’ way.   


The following is a prayer of faith by Apostle John Eckhardt, which can be used as a model prayer as you endeavor to pray for your nation. God bless you as you read. 


“Prayer of Faith for Our Nation” 


In the name of Jesus, my prayer will continually rise to You until our nation reflects Your Word, which promises “Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven... Righteousness will go before Him, and shall make His footsteps our pathway” (Ps. 85:10-11, 13). 


Father, hear our prayers for the nations that the Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance. But judgment will return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it” (Ps. 94:14-15). 


I praise You because Your Word has promised, The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations. He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; all of the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. (Ps. 98:2-3). Amen. 


“Prayer of Faith for Our Nation” Spiritual Warfare Bible, pg. 1961, with excerpts from John Eckhardt, Prayers That Release Heaven On Earth, 18-20.


Published  Thursday, March 2, 2017 


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