Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
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A Prayer for the Soul of a Nation by Jennifer LeClaire
Father, in the name of Jesus, forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Forgive us for the lack of prayer, for the abortions, for walking in fear instead of love, for being apathetic and lukewarm instead of fiery hot, for our greed and our misappropriated priorities, for not preaching the gospel, for consumerism and for following the comfort of the world. Forgive us, Lord, for sins of commission and sins of omission, in Jesus' name.
Father, we acknowledge You as the God of our nation. We give You the preeminence. We exalt You in the nation and praise Your holy name. We thank You for Your grace. We thank You for Your mercy. We thank You for Your long-suffering toward us. We thank You for Your Word. We thank You for the covenant in the blood of Jesus. We thank You for Your goodness.
Father, we lift up our nation to you. Our nation is in crisis. There's a war for the soul of our nation—a raging war that threatens to allow demonic powers to have their way in our land. We remind You of Your word in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that says, "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 will heal their land."
Father, You are our only hope. We refuse to put our trust in ourselves, our politicians, our medical doctors and others who promise solutions they cannot deliver without Your empowerment. We are subjects of Your kingdom of light, and we put our hope and our trust and our faith in You and You alone save the soul of our nation. You are sovereign, and You hear and answer prayer. So we humble ourselves before You and cry out to You for deliverance.
Revive us again, Lord. Give Your bride a hunger and a thirst for righteousness, holiness and justice. Teach us Your ways. Show us Your paths. Help us turn from our sin, from our wicked ways, from the evil desires of our heart—and toward Your generous Spirit. Help us to stop following after mammon, entertainment and selfish desires. Draw us back to You. Save our nation, and we will be saved. Do this for Your glory and Your namesake, oh Lord, in the name of Jesus.