Sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what to pray for. Other times it seems as though the flood gates have swung open wide and we’ll never run out of things to discuss with our Heavenly Father.
The National Day of Prayer was established in 1952. It was established to call our entire nation to prayer, for our leaders, our defenders, our employers, and communities.
Today, we invite you to join us in prayer. Just in case it’s one of those days, here’s a list to get you started.
I Timothy 2:1-3, Exodus 18:21
Pray for the President, Vice President, Cabinet Members, Congressional Leaders, Supreme Court Justices.
Pray for all other leaders, as well as the judges in our courts. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.
Pray for wisdom for our leaders as we recover from COVID-19.
STATE GOVERNMENT & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Romans 13:1, Exodus 18:21
Pray for your Governor, Executive Leaders, Legislative Leaders, and Judicial Leaders.
Pray for your Mayor, City Counsel, Police Departments, Fire Departments, Judges, County Officials, and healthcare workers.
2 Chronicles 32:6-8, Psalm 91
Pray for Divine protection, Courage and dependence on God.
Pray for wisdom and vision for leadership.
Pray for protection and support for the families they have left behind.
Philippians 2:3, 1 Timothy 5:18
Pray that God’s fear will help employers value and treat their workers with respect.
Pray that Christian workers will display Christ-like humility and service to their co-workers.
Pray for ideas, vision, and resources for business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Pray for God’s power to sustain and help grow the economy.
Pray that the media companies will report the news or information that is true and factual.
Pray that God will help us to discern, reject misinformation, and conspiracies.
THE CHURCH (BODY OF CHRIST)
Matt 22:37, Colossians 2:6-8, Proverbs 9:10, Psalm 1:1-3, John 17:23, I Peter 2:11
Pray that the Church would find a new zeal and commitment to the mission and purpose of Jesus Christ.
Pray for unity with and among churches that reveal God’s love to the world.
Pray that the Church returns to the absolutes of God’s Word and prayer.
Pray for grace that God’s people look, act differently from the world and shine brighter.
Pray for a holy fear of the Lord released in the heart of God’s people.
Exodus 18:20-2, Philippians 1:9
Pray for divine protection over schools, a safe atmosphere conducive for learning.
Pray for clarity of mind, strength, and excellence for all educators.
Pray for equal opportunities for every student to achieve their full potential.
Mark 3:25, Malachi 4:5-6, Ephesians 5:24-25, Job 22:21-22, Proverbs 22:6
Pray that marriages will be strengthened, refreshed, and continue to grow stronger.
Pray for healing and restoration of strained relationships between parents and their children.
Pray for salvation for family members and restoration for those strayed from the Lord.
Pray that parents will model good and godly lives for their children to emulate.
Pray that God will pour out His Spirit upon the teens and youth.