Prayers for the usa

While the culture encourages anti-biblical practices, such as abortion, premarital relationships, and pornography, it is the responsibility of Gods people to call out on behalf of this Nation to seek forgiveness and an end to these practices.

Use the following prayers when praying for America, the President, and guidance when voting. God CAN heal our land through prayer.

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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.

– 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)

A Prayer for The United States of America

God, I come to you on behalf of the United States of America. That she would turn from her wickedness and return to her creator. That you would light a fire and passion among this generation for a Holiness reformation that would transcend all generations, all sin, and all corruption.

We cry out for forgiveness for America and speak grace, mercy, and the blood of Jesus Christ over her.

Restore America to her biblical foundations that will cultivate an atmosphere of Godly righteousness among the government, the American people, the economy, and each and every American family.

That America may reach her full potential as a Godly Nation and become a beacon of light to all other Nations.

A Prayer for The President

Romans 13:1 states that there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God, thus we pray over our President and governing authority.

God, that you may instill in our President wisdom and focus to make Godly decision regarding our Nation, our churches, and our families.

That the President would turn to Your word, Your voice, and Your presence, that he be unable to make any decision apart from You. That our prayers would clothe the President with words of encouragement, power, respect, and guidance. God, we cry that You will use our President and governing authorities as a mouthpiece and instrument in the healing of this Nation.

A Prayer to Guide American Voters

God, we pray for conviction and empowerment to those Christians who have chosen not to vote. That American Christians would understand the power You have instilled in them to influence the government and this Nation by voting.

For voters, we pray that they will recognize those candidates that reflect biblical principles, practices, and ultimately Your Presence. God that You would guide the American voter to elect officials that would be instrumental in restoring this land to its biblical foundations and establishing laws and governance that reflect Your purpose and will.

We cry out, God, that You would use our American right to vote as a tool for healing and reforming this Nation.

What would a prayer look like from a biblical perspective for a nation such as the United States?  Are there parallels that we can find from Scripture?  What is a model prayer that we can find in the Bible to use for praying for America?

Nehemiah’s prayer found in chapter one of his book is an ideal prayer for any nation or individual.  It is especially relevant to the state that the United States of America presently finds itself in today.  Like Jerusalem, the walls are crumbling down around this great nation; economically and morally.  What was once the most prosperous nation that the world has ever seen has been steadily shrinking and is in a state of decline today.  Today the world’s highest standard of living is not in the United States as it once was.  Nations with the highest per capita income are now Norway and Switzerland.  The U.S. is presently third but is closely followed by Japan, Denmark, and Sweden and they are closing in fast.  Based upon the gross national product, the U.S. isn’t even in the top 12 list of the fastest growing nations of the world.  China’s looming shadow threatens to cover every nation.

A Nation in Peril

Israel was in serious trouble.  The walls of Jerusalem were crumbling.  The gates had been burned by fire.  The gates of ancient cities were where most of the commerce of took place. The gates were also where the seat of government and leadership resided.  With the gates burned with fire and the walls broken down, it was only a matter of time before the nation followed suit.  Nehemiah knowing that Jerusalem was near total depravity, fell down on his face and prayed a prayer that is worth repeating here for the United States and for other nations as well. It is a model prayer and one that resembles a national prayer for restoration and repentance.  It is also a model prayer for individuals.

Troubling News Comes to Nehemiah

Nehemiah heard a report about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem which said that, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire” (Nehemiah 1:3).

What was Nehemiah’s response?  “When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven” Nehemiah 1:4).  This is the first thing that Americans or those of other nations can do for their nation: Pray – in fact, pray and fast.

Nehemiah‘s Prayer – A National Model for Prayer

After hearing the alarming report about Jerusalem, Nehemiah prayers a most powerful prayer and not only is it a model for praying for a nation, it is a supreme example of a model prayer for each one of us individually.  God loves it when we pray back prayers from His words in the Bible.  He also honors it when we claim those promises that He makes in Scripture.  Nehemiah starts his four part prayer based upon the model prayer that Jesus gave in what many call The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13.  Just like this model prayer in Matthew, Nehemiah starts off with adoration, then moves to confession, claiming God’s promises, and lastly makes requests or supplications.


“LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments“(Nehemiah 1:5).

Nehemiah first exalts the name of God.  He lifts up His glory and praises Him for His greatness.


“Let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you” (Nehemiah 1:6).

Nehemiah, even though he is not personally responsible still confesses with his mouth his sins and the sins of his nation.

“We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses” (Nehemiah 1:7).

He says “we” have acted very wickedly toward God and acknowledged that “we” (the nation) has not obeyed God’s commands.

Claiming God’s Promises

“Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name‘(Nehemiah 1:8-9).

God is faithful to the promises that He makes and will not relent on them but we must first fulfill our obligation to obey His commands before He will fulfill them.


“They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand.  Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man” (Nehemiah 1:10-11).

Only after Nehemiah exalts God, confesses his and the nations sin, and claims God’s promises, does he make his requests known to God.  Unless a person or nation exalts God He will not exalt them.  Until a person or nation as a whole confesses sin, He will not forgive them and fulfill His promises to be with them.  And if they exalt God, confess their sin and repent, and claim His promises, only then can they expect to receive an answer to their prayer.

When tragedy strikes in public schools, when injustice is found in the courtrooms, or when national disasters occur people say “Where was God?”  I believe that they have kicked Him out!  How can a nation that is slowing ridding herself of God from the public and private sector expect God to come to their aid when disaster strikes?  Unless the Lord is their God or a person’s Lord and God, He will not fulfill His promise to be with them.  Unless a person or nation confesses their sins, He will not forgive them.  Until a nation or person exalts God and humbles themselves, He will not exalt them but abase them.

God resists the proud but only gives grace to the humble and those of a contrite spirit as He says in Isaiah 66:2, “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.”  We do not as a nation tremble at His Word.  If this nation or a person is proud He will resist them.  Until we humble ourselves and fall at His feet and ask for forgiveness – in repentance – He will withdraw from this nation or any person.

ACTS – A Model for Prayer

I beseech you to pray in this manner as an individual and as a nation wherever you live to seek the face of God, exalt His name, ask for forgiveness, and repent – praying for national revival.  Draw a circle of chalk around you.  Inside this circle is where revival starts.  It starts with me and you.  The Great Awakening of the 1700’s was perhaps the greatest revival in the history of Christianity.  It started with one man: George Whitefield.  Here is a model prayer for each one of us and as a nation for personal and national revival to begin.  It goes by the acronym A.C.T.S.

A  – Adoration of God

C  – Confession of sin in repentance

T  – Thanksgiving to God for His goodness

S – Supplications or prayer requests

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Prayer Times

Top Cities in United States

10 Safar, 1440 Hijri

City Fajr Sunrise Dhuhr Asr Maghrib Isha Qiyam
Atlanta, GA 06:23 AM 07:44 AM 01:23 PM 04:34 PM 07:00 PM 08:19 PM 02:34 AM
Chicago, IL 05:36 AM 07:07 AM 12:36 PM 03:35 PM 06:03 PM 07:31 PM 01:45 AM
Dallas, TX 06:13 AM 07:34 AM 01:13 PM 04:24 PM 06:50 PM 08:07 PM 02:24 AM
Denver, CO 05:46 AM 07:14 AM 12:45 PM 03:48 PM 06:15 PM 07:40 PM 01:55 AM
Detroit, MI 06:16 AM 07:48 AM 01:18 PM 04:17 PM 06:46 PM 08:14 PM 02:26 AM
Houston, TX 06:08 AM 07:26 AM 01:07 PM 04:21 PM 06:48 PM 08:03 PM 02:20 AM
Los Angeles, CA 05:38 AM 07:00 AM 12:39 PM 03:49 PM 06:16 PM 07:34 PM 01:50 AM
Miami, FL 06:05 AM 07:21 AM 01:06 PM 04:24 PM 06:51 PM 08:03 PM 02:19 AM
New York City (NYC), NY 05:40 AM 07:10 AM 12:41 PM 03:43 PM 06:11 PM 07:37 PM 01:49 AM
San Diego, CA 05:34 AM 06:54 AM 12:34 PM 03:46 PM 06:12 PM 07:30 PM 01:46 AM
San Francisco, CA 05:55 AM 07:21 AM 12:55 PM 04:01 PM 06:28 PM 07:51 PM 02:06 AM
Seattle, WA 05:52 AM 07:32 AM 12:55 PM 03:45 PM 06:16 PM 07:52 PM 02:00 AM
Washington, DC 05:53 AM 07:20 AM 12:54 PM 03:58 PM 06:26 PM 07:49 PM 02:04 AM
Boston, MA 05:29 AM 07:00 AM 12:30 PM 03:29 PM 05:58 PM 07:26 PM 01:38 AM
Philadelphia, PA 05:45 AM 07:14 AM 12:46 PM 03:49 PM 06:17 PM 07:42 PM 01:55 AM
Minneapolis, MN 05:58 AM 07:34 AM 12:59 PM 03:53 PM 06:22 PM 07:54 PM 02:06 AM
Orlando, FL 06:10 AM 07:27 AM 01:10 PM 04:26 PM 06:53 PM 08:07 PM 02:23 AM
Columbus, OH 06:17 AM 07:46 AM 01:18 PM 04:21 PM 06:49 PM 08:14 PM 02:27 AM
Tampa, FL 06:15 AM 07:32 AM 01:15 PM 04:31 PM 06:58 PM 08:12 PM 02:28 AM
Indianapolis, IN 06:29 AM 07:58 AM 01:30 PM 04:33 PM 07:01 PM 08:26 PM 02:39 AM
Dearborn, MI 06:17 AM 07:49 AM 01:18 PM 04:18 PM 06:47 PM 08:14 PM 02:27 AM
Charlotte, NC 06:09 AM 07:32 AM 01:09 PM 04:18 PM 06:45 PM 08:04 PM 02:21 AM
Ann Arbor, MI 06:20 AM 07:51 AM 01:21 PM 04:21 PM 06:49 PM 08:17 PM 02:29 AM
San Antonio, TX 06:20 AM 07:38 AM 01:20 PM 04:34 PM 07:00 PM 08:15 PM 02:32 AM
Jersey City, NJ 05:41 AM 07:10 AM 12:42 PM 03:44 PM 06:12 PM 07:38 PM 01:50 AM
Newark, NJ 05:42 AM 07:11 AM 12:43 PM 03:44 PM 06:13 PM 07:38 PM 01:51 AM
Phoenix, AZ 05:14 AM 06:35 AM 12:14 PM 03:25 PM 05:52 PM 07:10 PM 01:26 AM
Plano, TX 06:13 AM 07:34 AM 01:13 PM 04:24 PM 06:50 PM 08:07 PM 02:24 AM
Saint Louis, MO 05:47 AM 07:14 AM 12:46 PM 03:50 PM 06:17 PM 07:41 PM 01:57 AM
San Jose, CA 05:53 AM 07:18 AM 12:53 PM 04:00 PM 06:27 PM 07:48 PM 02:03 AM

All Cities and Towns in United States

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Fajr (Morning)

Salat (Prayer) Timing Fardh (Obligatory) Sunnah
Raka’as (Units) Before Fardh After Fardh
Fajr (Morning) Between the very beginning of dawn and sunrise 2 2 None

Note:   The above table contains only Fard and emphasized Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) prayers.

Dhuhr (Noon)

Salat (Prayer) Timing Fardh (Obligatory) Sunnah
Raka’as (Units) Before Fardh After Fardh
Dhuhr (Noon) Between the declining of the sun & Asr (when the shadow of something is twice its own length) 4 4 2

Note:   The above table contains only Fard and emphasized Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) prayers.

Asr (Late Afternoon)

Salat (Prayer) Timing Fardh (Obligatory) Sunnah
Raka’as (Units) Before Fardh After Fardh
Asr (Late Afternoon) Immediately after the last time limit of Dhuhr until (just before) the sunset 4 None None

Note:   The above table contains only Fard and emphasized Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) prayers.

Maghrib (Evening)

Salat (Prayer) Timing Fardh (Obligatory) Sunnah
Raka’as (Units) Before Fardh After Fardh
Maghrib (Evening) Soon after the sunset until the disappearance of the twilight 3 None 2

Note:   The above table contains only Fard and emphasized Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) prayers.

Isha (Night)

Salat (Prayer) Timing Fardh (Obligatory) Sunnah
Raka’as (Units) Before Fardh After Fardh
Isha (Night) After the disappearance of the twilight until midnight. 4 None 2
Note: There is also a very much emphasized prayer (Witr) after Isha

Note:   The above table contains only Fard, Witr and emphasized Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) prayers.


Shurooq is the time of sunrise, the time when the upper limb of the sun just starts to appear above the horizon. This marks the end time for Fajr (morning) prayer.


The term Qiyam-ul-layl, in the most literal sense, means to stand during the night. It is a voluntary prayer which is offered between the time of Ishaa prayer and the Fajr prayer (before dawn). But the most preferred time is before sunrise, in the last third of the night.For more information, read our article on qiyam.

Calculation Method

Organization Angle of the sun under the horizon (Fajr) Angle of the sun under the horizon (Isha) Region
Muslim World League 18 degrees 17 degrees Europe, The Far East, Parts of the USA
Egyptian General Authority of Survey 19.5 degrees 17.5 degrees Africa, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Malaysia, Parts of the USA
University Of Islamic Sciences, Karachi 18 degrees 18 degrees Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Parts of Europe
Umm Al-Qura 18.5 Degrees (19 degrees before 1430 hijri) 90 minutes after the Sunset Prayer.
120 minutes (in Ramadan only)
The Arabian Peninsula
Islamic Society of North America 15 degrees 15 degrees Parts of the USA, Canada, Parts of the UK
Union des Organisations Islamiques de France 12 degrees 12 degrees France region
Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura 20 degrees 18 degrees Singapore region

The difference between Standard and Hanafi (Juristic Methods)

The only difference is in the Asr prayer. In the standard method (which is used by Imamas Shafii, Hanbali, and Maliki) the Asr prayer time starts when the shadow of an object is equivalent to its height, whereas in the Hanafi method the Asr prayer time starts when the shadow of an object is twice its height.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural strong daylight. IslamicFinder Website is adjusting daylight savings automatically according to your location.

Latitude and Longitude

To calculate the prayer times for a given location, we need to know the latitude and the longitude of your current city or town, along with the local timezone for that location. IslamicFinder is detecting longitude, latitude and timezone of your current city or town automatically. If you face any difference in prayer timings according to your current location then please confirm these latitude and longitude first. You can also use our ‘€˜Change Settings€™’ option to change latitude, longitude and timezone of your current location. You can find this option of ‘Change Settings’ from Top Search bar setting link on right side or from today prayer times card.

prayers for the usa

“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

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