Praying for the nations of the world

Father, firstly I would like to thank You for always answering our prayers. You never abandon us and You always give us more than we deserve. Thank You for being who You are and thank You for dwelling in us.

Lord, I come to You today because I am heart-broken by the things I see happening in the nations today and I place my trust in You, my refuge and my fortress. I declare that the weapons of the enemy are disarmed and dismantled in the name of Jesus! I come against every principality, power and ruler of darkness in the name of Jesus! Father,thank You, for (Ps.33:12) “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” I’m claiming Your promise to us Lord, for You said (2 Chr: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 forgive their sin and heal their land. ”I declare that (Is.60:18) ”Violence shall no longer be heard in our land, neither wasting nor destruction within our borders; but we shall call our walls Salvation, and our gates Praise.”

I pray that Your people will see, hear and feel the way You do; that they would be heart-broken for what breaks Your heart and turn to You with all their heart, weeping, mourning, fasting and praying for revival in their land. I declare Shalom in this nation because You are the Lord that will give strength to Your people, and You are the Lord that will bless Your people with peace. Thank You, for Your promises are yeah and amen. Your word says (Ps.89:15-18) ”Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long and in Your righteousness, they are exalted. For You are the glory of their strength and in Your favour, our horn is exalted. For our shield belongs to the Lord, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.”

Your word is true, Father and I trust in it. Thank You for what You have done, what You are doing and what You’re about to do. Thank You for changing the mindsets of the people in every nation and that Your perfect love will cast out every fear and replace it with faith in You, Jesus! I thank You for giving me a heart of compassion and for being my Intercessor, Advocate and my Comforter. I confess all these things to be done in Jesus’ mighty name! All the honor and glory belongs to You, God. I love You and I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that JESUS IS LORD over every nation because Jesus is the HOPE OF NATIONS!…..Amen.

1 Thessalonians 1:2 – “We give thanks to God always for you all,making mention of you in our prayers.”
praying for the nations of the world

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Prayer is the foundation for everything. Let this page be your guide as you pray for NMSI and our missionaries, for the nations of the world, for the lost and the unreached.

Pray for NMSI, NMSI missionaries and the Gospel to move forward:

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains” (Colossians 4:2–3, NIV).

“…brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.” (2 Thessalonians 3:1)

“…since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you.We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.” (Colossians 1:9-12, NIV)

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Pray for the nations of the world:

NMSI recommends this powerful resource from Prayercast (ministry of OneWay). The site offers downloadable videos, accompanied by prayer points, country facts and even the most recent news on any country, all in one place. This resource is a great tool for Sunday school groups, missions teams or advocates and any praying believer. Explore, use, share!

Pray for the unreached:

Joshua Project estimates that over 3 billion people across more than 4000 people groups are still unreached by the Gospel. NMSI recommends Joshua Project Prayer Resources as a great tool to pray for the unreached of the world. Prayer video, prayer cards, prayer calendars and guides will give a lot of ideas and direction for how to pray for the world.

Need personal prayer? We have “room” for that too:

We pray. We pray in our corporate devotions each week, we pray in our meetings and interactions as the day goes by, we pray alone and with friends. In fact, NMSI home office ‘Center for Global Outreach” in FL has a room dedicated to prayer, where in quiet and solitude or in groups staff members pray. If you would like to request a personal prayer we would be happy to lift you up. Just write us at [email protected]
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All nations around the world are included in this prayer. Or you can pray for an individual nation such as “the nation of _______.”

I had never really thought about praying for the nations, until I became a prayer leader. But this is a prayer we need to pray everyday, particularly for nations that are oppressed.

Praying For The Nations

Joel 3:12………..Let the nations be awakened!
Isa 1:2…………..Let the earth hear the voice of the Lord!
Ps 9:20…………Judge the nations in Your sight, Father, and put them to fear,
Ps 9:20………….that they might know themselves to be but men.
Rom 8:22……….Father, the whole creation groans and labors
Rom 8:21……….to be delivered from the bondage of corruption,
Rom 8:21……….into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Jn 15:26………..Send forth Your Spirit of Truth to bear witness of You,
Jn 16:8………….and to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
Eze 14:6……….Cause them to repent and to turn from their idols.
Hag 2:7…………Shake the nations, so they will come to the Desire of All Nations(Jesus).
Num 23:24……..Father, cause Your people to rise up.
Joel 3:11……….Gather Your mighty ones to prepare for war.
Joel 3:14……….Bring the multitudes into the valley of decision.
Jer 49:14……….Send Your ambassadors into all the nations.
Col. 4:3…………Open to them a door for the Word, to speak the mystery of Christ,
Mt 24:14………..that the gospel of the kingdom may be preached in all the world.
Ps 111:6……….You have declared to Your people the power of Your works,
Ps 111:6……… giving them the heritage of the nations.
Phil 2:10………..Let every knee bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord!
Isa 61:11………..Cause righteousness and praise to spring forth.
Hab 2:14………..Let the earth be filled with the knowledge of the glory
Hab 2:14………..of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Isa 43:9………….Father, gather the nations together,
Ps 22:27…………that they may worship Thee,
Ps 46:10…………and exult Thee in all the earth.
Gal 3:8……………Let all the nations be blessed through Your people,
Zech 14:14………and let the wealth of the heathen be gathered together
2Kin 22:5………..and be delivered into the hands of Your people for the work of the Lord.
Isa. 49:6…………Send forth Your salvation to the ends of the earth,
Mk 12:36………..and make Your enemies to be Your footstool.

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I’m excited that you are hungry or curious enough to click on this page. Learning how to pray for every nation in the world can seem daunting, but in this article, I will show you how easy it can be.

I seem to always be in awe of men or women who sacrifice greatly to go to the nations and spread the gospel. I recently was reading about the life of Gladys Aylward. She was a missionary to China from 1938-1970. Her story and work for the Lord were incredible. You can read more about her life in Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime

Being called to full-time missions is not for everyone. Some of us will do short term trips and some may just minister locally. It doesn’t matter as long as you follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

No matter what God has placed in your heart there is one thing we all can do. That is pray! I recently wrote a post on praying for America. You can check that out here: How to Pray for America 

We should be praying for our country, but we also should be praying for other nations. What if I told you that you could pray for all the nations of the world in a month? It’s true, it’s possible!

However, before we can go into the how let’s take a look at one reason why we should be praying for the nations.


Chew on that statement for a bit. Your prayers have the ability to shift things in the heavens and to cause a manifestation of God’s power to occur on the Earth. Look at it this way your prayers cause heaven to invade Earth. When you pray for a nation you are impacting that country more than you can imagine.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. James 5:16-17

Don’t ever doubt your prayers are powerless. That is a lie from the enemy to cause not to get on your knees. Now, let’s take a look at the how.

How to Pray for Every Nations of the World

Prayer Map – If you have a desire to pray for every single nation. You can easily do that with a prayer map.Every Home For Christ offers a prayer map of the world and for America. You can get it FREE at EHC Prayer Map

The prayer map will walk you thru 31 days of prayer. Each day you will pray for 8 nations. After the month is over you will have prayed for the whole world. It’s amazing. To top it off the map gives you some details on each nation to give you some direction in prayer.

Here are some things you can pray into for each nation.

  • Christ is the desire of the nations. Pray for that desire to be made known to the people. And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of Hosts.”—Haggai 2:
  • Ask God to forgive the sins of that state and to heal the land. 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. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)
  • Pray for the laborers in the field. Cover the ministers, pastors, church leaders of that nation. Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Matthew 9:37-38 (NIV)
  • Pray for the lost to be saved and for the gospel to go forth. As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. 2 Thessalonians 3:1 (NIV)
  • Pray for those who are being persecuted for their faith. Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints Ephesians 6:18
  • Pray for unity in the body of Christ. I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. I Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)
  • Pray for the governmental leaders of those nations and for God to raise up godly leaders. 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. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV)

I hope these tools have better equipped you to pray for the nations and maybe even go someday. Drop me a comment below and share with me your thoughts.

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