If you watch TV, go to any social media site or read any given newspaper, you will see a nation and world filled with peril and evil. But, even in the depths of darkness, when all seems lost, God is there to share His wisdom, forgiveness and victory. Praying during these times can be the best medicine.
Regardless of your country, say any one of these intercessory prayers for nations. Simply adjust the wording as you see fit.
Let us pray.
Prayer for Wise Leadership
To the Creator in Heaven, I pray to You for our nation. Please bestow wisdom onto the citizens beyond their own understanding and the bravery to withstand deception.
Please give police, politicians and others in leadership the grace and strength to stand with the people and fight against the desire to use their power as a weapon.
Prayer for Leadership Guidance from the Almighty
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that our leaders and others in authority follow and listen to Your guidance. Show them the way to Your truth. Avert their propensity to lie, cheat, steal and deceive.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer to Keep the Nation Safe
To the Lord of Heaven, I pray, to keep my country safe and protected every day. Cast Your loving light to safeguard those who may otherwise experience abuse and misuse from people who swore to uphold the Constitution.
Please hear my prayer, Amen.
You could offer more specific words to God, such as a prayer for 9/11.
Lord’s Prayer Variation
To our Father in Heaven, Your name is holy and sacred. Your kingdom has come and Your Will delivered on Earth as it is in Heaven. Allow us to eat well and forgive our sins as we forgive the sins of those who trespass against us.
Yours is the kingdom, might, power and glory. Amen.
Soul-Soothing Prayer for the Nation
Almighty Father in Heaven, I pray to You to soothe my soul. There is so much division, hatred and fear that it grips me in ways I cannot express. Please help me to find the wisdom to stay strong, wise and in the light of Your truth.
Show me the best way to manage these times of difficulty and to help my nation heal from atrocity.
In Your blessed and sacred name, Amen.
Prayer of Honesty from Leadership
In the name of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, I pray to you oh Heavenly Father that those in positions of leadership act in obedience to Your ever-present and unconditional love. Enforce honesty and truthfulness from the president, vice president, supreme court justices and all others who hold sway.
Let Your power flow in their lives and every decision they make. Amen.
Prayer to Quell National Turmoil
Heavenly Father in Heaven, I pray for my nation today. Turmoil and chaos spread like wildfire and I wish to quell their rage and unreasonable actions with the water of Your love, kindness, wisdom and truth.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for the Safety of the Nation
As I pray to the Creator above, I send my devotion and love to ensure that my nation is safe from those who wish to do us evil. Give me the wisdom to see past lies and deceptions so that I witness your truth and light only.
Please shine your light on my path and the path of my nation always, Amen.
Prayer for Congressional Convening
Heavenly Father, I offer prayers for Congress as they convene today. Please give them the presence of mind to do right by our country and the Constitution so the people may live in freedom, happiness, prosperity and love.
Prayer for the Nation’s Police and Military
Heavenly Father, I pray for the guidance and wisdom of our nation’s police and military; that they uphold their oaths to the Constitution and to You.
Let their decisions be a reflection of Your wisdom. Amen.
We have a collection of prayers for the protection of police officers.
Prayer for National Independence
To the Almighty in Heaven, please keep our nation sovereign and independent of foreign rule. Protect our borders, shield the righteous from evil doings and give Your love to the children.
Provide cover for those who act in Your name and help ensure the freedom of each individual.
Prayer for National Unity
Dear Father in Heaven, please show everyone in our nation that their neighbors are not their enemies and let them see who the real enemies are. Free the minds of those who believe the lies, for there are some people who wish to lead Your people astray. Make those evildoers, usurpers and deceivers understand they will never vanquish You and those who love You.
Prayer for Strength against Evil
As I pray to You today, Lord, please give my nation the strength to stand against tyranny. Empower them to remove any evil lurking in the halls of government. Amen.
Have Your Prayer Submitted
Have your intercessory prayer for nations submitted all over the world:
13 Bible Verses for Nations
- (1 Tim. 2:1-4) Pray for righteous moral standards and just laws.
- (2 Corinthians 7:1; Proverbs 8:13) Pray for all Christians to recognize, call out and admonish evil.
- (Ephesians 4:11; 1 Timothy 2:1-3) Pray for leaders and others in positions of authority.
- (Ephesians 6:10-18) Pray God’s people will wage spiritual warfare under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
- (Ephesians 6:12-13) Pray for the unity of the people with the ability to withstand principalities in those areas.
- (Hebrews 13:3; Proverbs 21:13) Pray for the poor and needy to receive Jesus Christ’s love and protection.
- (Isaiah 64:1-3; Psalm 85:6) Pray for a revival of God’s love through an outpouring of His Spirit.
- (John 14:13-14; 16:24; 2 Peter 3:9) Pray for lost souls to have a spiritual awakening.
- (John 17:23; Matthew 12:25) Pray for the people living within the body of Christ.
- (Mark 9: 37; 10:13-14) Pray for God’s blessing for children and the young so they revive His glory.
- (Philippians 4:6) Thank God for how he works with the nations and its leaders.
- (Psalm 119:126) Pray that God will bestow His Word in its rightful place.
- (Psalm 81:11-12) Pray for the people walking in God’s obedience and holiness.