How to pray for america

how to pray for america

“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” —Psalms 11:3

I believe our nation is in trouble today, probably more than I’ve seen in my lifetime. We are contending with issues that are causing the very foundation of our country to crumble. Our moral and spiritual roots are eroding, the economy is misleading, family life is disintegrating, and political forces are at unprecedented odds. There seem to be very few leaders who will take a stand for God and for His Word.

It can be tempting to believe that America has reached a point of no return. While these factors cause despair, we are reminded in Scripture that with God, nothing is impossible. No problem is too great for Him. Seasons of distress and uncertainty and hardship call for faithful, fervent prayer by God’s people and remind us of our responsibility to humble ourselves before Almighty God. We cannot expect healing to come to our nation apart from obedience to God through His Holy Word.

God longs for His people to humble themselves and to seek forgiveness and pray for guidance. God’s Word says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12). The Bible commands that we repent of our sins and turn to Almighty God. And because we are confident that we serve a God of mercy and compassion, we know that He stands ready to respond to our cries out of the abundance of His divine wisdom.

It is a crucial time for us to individually and collectively seek God’s divine intervention for the challenges facing us. We need to pray not only for our nation, but we need to pray for our leaders, for all those who govern us, that they will turn to God with humble hearts and follow Him. Our military leaders need our prayers as we have dedicated men and women serving on battlefields and sacrificing their blood to protect our nation and many innocent people around the world. God is faithful to bless those who turn to Him.

Pray that as a nation we would return to God. As we call on God, let us do so by genuine faith, believing that He hears our prayers. God can heal this great land, for which our forefathers fought and died. We need spiritual renewal, we need a revival in America, and we need each and everyone to pray. Lord, Hear Our Cry!  —Franklin Graham

What you can do:

  • Download this free prayer guide on how to pray for those in authority: 30 Ways to Pray Authority
  • Download this free ELECTION PRAYER GUIDE
  • Order your free 31-day prayer map/guide for the United States from Every Home for Christ
  • Special thanks to our friends at Intercessors for America for the prayer guides. Learn more at

Other Resources:

  • Download a Family Prayer Guide
  • Download a Free Curriculum from Gospel Light on Prayer
  • Download a Youth Group Prayer Guide and a Prayer Guide Series from Dr. Henry Blackaby
  • 30-day prayer guide covering all the spheres of leadership
  • Pray for Education in America
  • Pray for Media and Entertainment in America

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” —I Timothy 2:1-2

• Pray that God will turn people’s hearts toward Himself, and that He will be glorified in the outcome of the upcoming general election.

• Pray that God’s people will demonstrate a spirit of repentance and prayer–individually and corporately. (2 Chron. 7:14)

• Pray that God will raise up righteous leaders who will model integrity and authenticity. (Eph. 4:1-2; Prov. 14:34)

• Pray that Americans will see their spiritual poverty; that our nation’s citizens will awaken to their great spiritual need. (Joel 3:12)

• Pray that godly men and women will be placed in positions of authority so that God’s people can rejoice. (Prov. 29:2)

• Pray that leaders we elect will be just, fear God rather than men, and depart from evil. (2 Sam. 23:3; Prov. 1:7; 14:26; 16:6)

• Pray that citizens will seek wise leaders who listen to biblical counsel. (Prov. 1:3–5)

• Pray that citizens will vote with wisdom and discretion. (Prov. 3:21b)

• Pray that people will be able to see truth (Ps. 86:11), that error will be exposed, and that people with wicked agendas will be made weak. (Prov. 25:5)

• Pray that Christians will speak the truth, but in love, concerning those running for office. (Eph. 4:15)

• Pray that Christians will avoid negativity, fault-finding, and contentiousness, but instead, will stand out as God’s loving, pure children. (Phil. 2:14–15)

• Pray for truth in the media. (Prov. 12:22) • Pray that Christians will put their confidence in God, rather than any political candidate. (Ps. 118:8–9)

• Pray that Christians will look to God to overcome the enemies of truth and righteousness. (Ps. 60:11-12)

• Pray that those who love righteousness and truth will fulfill their responsibility to vote. (Matt. 22:21)

• Pray that God will work through leaders to keep the doors open for His Gospel to be proclaimed. (Col. 4:3a)

• Pray for God’s will to be accomplished in the elections. (Ps. 33:11; 103:19; 115:3)

“I believe if our people across this nation will get on their knees and repent, not only of their own sin but the sins of the nation, and cry out to God for His mercy on this upcoming election, that He will hear our prayers and answer them.” Shirley Dobson

See Prophet Mike Thompson Prayer He Was Given Directly by Angels Below

Here is a Surprisingly Excellent, Genuine Prayer – Very Powerful Especially Coming from a Rough and Tough Grown Man

According to various and many ministries of those who have had Heaven and Hell visitations, usually after dying then coming back, prayer is hugely powerful.

  • Prayers of a righteous man availith much
  • God is seeking worshipers in Spirit and in Truth
  • Praying in your spiritual language you relieved after getting baptized in the Holy Spirit (oh yes this is real – most denomination shy away from this because… well there are many reasons.  But it’s time to stop being shy and go find a church that will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.  Stop denying the Jesus Who is the Word of God. Fear and tremble if you have the attitude of doing the bare minimum for God and the Kingdom – remember what happened to the napkin guy.
  • Prayer, especially in your Heavenly language is very powerful, as I was reading a after death and back testimony of a fellow who was taught how powerful prayer was in your Heavenly language where Jesus showed and compared the power to a nuclear bomb in it’s power to move things in addition to its aftershock affect.

A Prayer of Agreement for America
‘Angelic Prayer Strategies’ – by Prophet Mike Thompson, Given Directly by Angels

Election time prayer of agreement
for believers and the Body of Christ.

Compiled by Mike Thompson

In the name of Jesus, we take authority over the evil spirits of
false witness, hatred and murder –

The ‘dogs of hell’ that have invaded our presidential election,
sent to destroy the one with the hand of the Lord on them.
We command these attacks to stop.

Angels, break their spiritual teeth!

And together we speak TRUTH and JUSTICE into the spiritual atmosphere.
Let heaven invade this election. In Your name, we SHIFT the atmosphere
over our country. Lord, let people SEE Your Justice in Truth.
Bring it out into the open.

We pray for Revival and Spiritual Awakening in America.
Earnestly remember the Destiny You promised our fore-fathers.
Let the Glory of the Lord touch down and flow across the nation like a mighty River.

In Jesus’ name, we choose to lend our mouths and our faith to bless America,
and not to curse this great land.

And we pray this prayer together in agreement:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

Do you struggle to pray? Sometimes I do, or I would say quite often we struggle to keep our focus on the Lord in prayer, and our mind wants to go somewhere else. This can be a frustration to many people and will cause them to lose hope regarding their spiritual life.

Some people need structure to cope, and others can go on anyway. There is no set formula, or nothing which is biblically right or wrong. The Bible speaks both about spontaneous, and structured prayer. The protocol on how to pray covers several ways of prayer. The primary focus of prayer is the intent. Does the prayer honor God and exalt His name? What is the purpose behind the prayer? Is it personal gain or ambition? Do you pray for others to be blessed and encouraged? Are your prayers done in secret and in humility? Are your prayers focused on obtaining godly wisdom, counsel, and direction? God is pleased with these prayers and answers them.How often are we to pray? The Bible says pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). What should we pray for? What if we do not know how to pray? The Bible says the Holy Spirit will help us pray (Romans 8:26-27).How do w e pray to God? Prayer is essentially putting your request, concern, or issue before the Lord, and trusting Him to answer them.Matthew 18:3 says we need to pray with the heart of little children, simple, reverent, specific, and trusting.

But there are some important ingredients that has to be included when we communicate with God, and what we are sharing with you is a common model of prayer which many people use to structure up their prayers in order to make it easier to focus. It has been known as the “A.C.T.S prayer”. It is basically a free and spontaneous prayer, but consisting of four steps: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication. Let this structure lead you into a more focused and powerful prayer life:

  • ADORATION: Begin the prayer by adoring God. Praise and worship HIM. This is a time for telling God what He means to you and how much you love Him. This is not the same as Thanksgiving where you thank God for all He has done, but a time to tell God how magnificent/holy/glorious He is, to focus solely on Him, to tell Him all the wondrous beautiful things about Him you love. King David was a great worshipper of god and a man God Himself stated was after His own heart, read Psalms for great examples of adoration. (Psalm 8: O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth, who hast set Thy glory above the heavens! Heb 13:15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that confess his name.)
  • CONFESSION: This is when we confess our all our sins to God. Unconfessed sin creates a barrier between you and God and can hinder your prayers. Begin by confessing your sin to Him with an apologetic and repentant heart (to repent is to stop and turn 180 degrees from). Ask God to bring to mind any sins you may not be aware of so that you may repent and confess. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness I John 1:8-9. Often times the feeling of a weight lifting will follow this step. Important: Nothing can separate you from the love of God. But we can separate ourselves from the love of God just as Adam and Eve ran and hid from the Presence of God after their sin in the Garden-Notice God called after them, He did not wait for them to come to Him

  • THANKSGIVING: This is where we count our blessings, thanking and praising God for all He has given us and done for us in life. You may begin with the basics such as family, friends, food, shelter, safety, jobs, health, healing. Thank Him for hearing your prayers and for forgiving your sins, for His all-consuming love for you. Thank Him for His promises, for the glory of His handiwork, for His promises to you (if you don’t know them, start looking them up). Follow Paul’s advice, Ephesians 5:20 thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • SUPPLICATION: This is also known as Intercession. This is the phase of prayer where we come to the Father asking God to supply needs for ourselves and others. Be specific in your prayers. For example, instead of asking for God to bless your family, ask Him to help your son focus in math class and to give his teacher the wisdom she needs to present the information in a way he can digest, etc. If you feel led to pray for a certain person but don’t know exactly what that person needs, ask God to lead you in prayer. He will.

Remember, prayer is an act of communing with God. It is about communication. It is about relationship with the Father. Use these steps to help you obtain that but don’t feel you must adhere to any rigid rules. Also don’t forget that communication is a two way street, that means you have to listen as well. You may not hear at first but with practice you begin to feel God speaking to your heart.

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