25 Best Prayers for the Nation and its Leaders

With so much conflict and poverty in the world, it is important to keep your nation in your prayers. These best prayers for the nation and its leaders encourage the Lord’s will to be done in any situation, while lifting up your current leaders to the God Almighty.

Wise Leaders Prayer
Father God, good leaders, come from you. Lord, this nation needs leaders with discerning hearts and wise minds. We come to you today asking you to give us wise leaders that will lead this nation in the right direction. Remove wrong people that are corrupt and living against your word from influential positions. Let our leaders be people who honor your holy name for it is only from you that they will get true wisdom. It is in the mighty name of Jesus that we believe and pray, Amen.

Healing Prayer
Father God, we come to you because the people of this nation and everything in it belong to you. We are not here by accident. You are the one who set us in this nation at this particular time for the glory of your name. But Father, people in this country are turning against each other. We no longer live like brothers and sisters. Brother has turned against brother and child against parent. But your word says that if we humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways you will heal our land. Lord, heal our hearts, heal our land. Remove bitterness and resentment from our hearts and help us to live as brothers and sisters. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Honor and Respect for Leaders Prayer
Almighty God, help us to obey your command to submit ourselves to our leaders and our government for your sake. Help us to give honor and respect to our leaders – not just the ones we like, but even those we consider unreasonable or unprincipled. Remind us that the governmental authorities that exist have been appointed by you, and that to resist our leaders is to oppose what you have set in place. Help us to give respect to whom respect is due. Amen.

A Nation that Honors You Prayer
Father, I repent on behalf of this nation. We have become people who are only interested in things that give us temporary pleasure. We no longer fear you, Lord. I ask you to forgive us. Purify this nation with the blood of Jesus. Turn our hearts away from different idols that we have created as a nation and individuals. Help us to walk in ways that honor your Holy name. Give us leaders that will lead us towards you and your word. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Prayer to Raise up Prayer Warriors
God of hope, we ask that you raise up prayer warriors to intercede for our country and our leaders. Use us for this ministry, but bring an army of interceders alongside. We know it is your will that prayers be offered for our nation’s leaders and all those in authority so we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in godliness and dignity. We know this is good and pleasing in your sight. Lord, you are our only hope for our nation. Help us not neglect this sacred duty. Amen.

Peaceful and Quiet Lives Prayer
Lord God, we have not been faithful people in these recent times. As a result, our peaceful and quiet nation has turned into a chaotic one. So many bad things are happening all around because we have given the enemy a footing over our lives and nation. O heavenly Father, turn our hearts towards you. Help us to live peaceful and quiet lives. Let our leaders advocate for peace and love instead of chaos. May the words that come from their mouths be words that edify the nation. May we find peace within our borders. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Prayer for Leaders to Work in Unity
Lord God, you are the Builder of all things. May our leaders work together harmoniously and not get sidetracked by partisan politics. Help our leaders – and help us – not to be divided, but to commit to working cooperatively for the common good. Give our leaders and us humility and respect for one another. When our leaders have different opinions and agendas, help them find common ground and find ways to compromise. Help our leaders to be mutually supportive of one another. Amen.

Love for One Another Prayer
Lord, we are living in times where people do not have love for one another. Most people have chosen to put their selfish interests above the interests of our nation. Lord, uproot these people from government positions and replace them with people who revere you. Appoint people who will encourage us to love one another. Let your unconditional love overflow in our hearts that we may also pour it on each other. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Right Advisers Prayer
O Lord, I bring our President and other leaders in different positions before your throne of grace. May they find mercy and grace before you as they look for solutions to the different problems that are affecting our nation. May the President find the right advisors that will give him wise counsel. Expose and remove wrong people around these leaders that are up to no good. May all their demonic-inspired counsel be exposed and destroyed, in Jesus’ name. Thank you, God, for leading us in the way that we should go as a nation. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Righteousness
Lord, you are our Deliverer, and we pray for our nation and our leaders to turn toward righteousness and away from evil. May we not be labeling what is good as evil, or what is evil as good. You have said that if we seek your face and turn from our evil ways, you will hear from heaven and heal our land. O Lord, may we as individuals and as a nation set our focus on obeying your word and living pure lives. Amen.

Fear of God Prayer
Loving Father, your word says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. God, help us to be a nation that fears you, a nation that is not afraid to acknowledge that you are the true living God. Help us to stop looking at worldly solutions and to focus on you. It is only through worshipping you in spirit and in truth that we will be able to have knowledge and understanding about the issues of life that are affecting our nation. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Prayer Against Threats Within and Without
Lord, you are our High Tower, and we pray against all threats from within our nation and from outside our borders. In Jesus’ name, we bind the work of foreign leaders or terrorists who would seek to bring harm to our shores or to our people living abroad. We pray for these plans of evil to come to nothing. We come against all plots within our country – against our President or other leaders or against our people. Nothing that is formed against us shall prevail. Amen.

Protection Prayer
Father, you are Lord over our beautiful nation. Nothing that happens in this country escapes you or catches you by surprise. That is why I am here today to ask you to protect us from all the evil plans of the enemy. Lord, by the authority you have given us, we declare and decree that places, where drug trafficking, prostitution, and other kinds of immoral activities are happening, are shutting down. Take charge, O Lord, and let your glory fill those places. In the name of Jesus, we believe and pray, Amen.

Prayer for Health and Safety of Leaders
Father, our faithful Creator, we pray that you will bless our leaders with good health and with safety. Guard them from accidents or injuries or attacks. May they be emotionally and psychologically whole. We pray that you will protect them from viruses and bacterial infections and other pathogens that cause disease. We speak health to their organs, especially their heart, lungs, and liver. We also pray for the collective health of our nation. May we pursue healthy lifestyles, and may we all have access to affordable healthcare. Amen.

Prosperity Prayer
Dear God, a nation that honors you is blessed. Lord, as we come before you to honor your holy name as a nation, we ask you humbly to prosper our economy, families, and relationships with other countries. Open up financial doors so that we can thrive in our economy. Help our leaders to engage in business relationships with the right nations. Let them also engage in treaties that align with your word and will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Humility and Integrity
God, our eternal King, we pray for our government leaders to walk in humility and integrity. May they put the needs of others before themselves and be true servant leaders. May they not be so proud that they cannot hear the wisdom of others, but instead seek out good counsel and follow it. May they be modest and not self-promoting. May they be honest, morally upright, and have strong principles in line with your standard of righteousness. May they not accept bribes or work for their own ends, but for the benefit of the people. Amen.

Wisdom Prayer
Heavenly Father, I pray for our nation and leaders. Give our leaders wisdom that they may be able to do things beyond their understanding. Help them to choose the right path when they make decisions on behalf of this nation. Give the President grace and courage to make sound decisions that align with your will for this nation. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen. 

Prayer Against Disorder and Unrest
Steadfast Lord, we pray against anything in our country leading to a state of disorder or unrest. We pray that we as citizens will recognize authority and obey it, even when we don’t agree with certain things. Help us to use peaceful and legal means to address issues that concern us. We pray against those who are working to stir up trouble and violence and to bring harm to our government and our nation. May we work together in harmony for a better nation. Amen.

Calmness Prayer
Lord, you rule in the kingdoms of mortals.  The earth and everything it belongs to you. We are only but stewards of the things that you have granted us, including this nation. Lord God Almighty, let there be calmness in this nation. Sudden terrors are causing us to be filled with anxiety. Lord, help us to focus our gaze on your Son, Jesus, and not on what is happening all around us. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Guidance Prayer
Lord, there are so many decisions that our leaders have to make daily. These decisions, Father God, make or break our nation. Lord, help our President and other leaders to make decisions that will benefit all of us. Prevent them from making selfish decisions that will ruin the peace and growth of this nation. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Prayer for Justice to Prevail
God and Father of all, we lift up our troubled nation to you, asking for justice to prevail. We pray for all people in our nation to be treated fairly in all avenues of life, but especially the judicial system. We ask that you raise up judges who are men and women of high principles. We pray for our Supreme Court justices and for each judge in this land to bring justice to those who come before them. May they judge fairly, reasonably, and righteously. Amen.

Understanding Prayer
Father, let there be an understanding between our leaders and the people of this nation. Remove anything that may cause misunderstanding between our leaders and threaten the peace of this country. Let our leaders seek your day and night so that they can manage to lead this country the right way. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Spiritual Revival
Awesome God, we plead for our nation. We pray for a great spiritual revival to sweep this land, beginning with us, and impacting our nation’s leaders. May this be a revival of repentance from sin, bringing freedom from addictions, restoration of family units, and a decrease in crime. May we as individuals and as a nation seek your face and love you with all our hearts, our souls, and our minds. May we love each other as we love ourselves. May our leaders be spiritually revived and endeavor to serve and please you. Amen.

Prayer for the Vulnerable
Everlasting Father, we lift up those in our nation who are vulnerable and needy. We pray that you would deliver those in cycles of poverty. We pray for those who are disabled, that they will get the help they need to live with dignity. We pray for those in abusive situations and for the victims of sex trafficking, that you would help them escape. We pray that our federal and local governments would address these issues in a productive, sustainable way. Amen.

Prayer for Our Environment
Lord, our Creator, we thank you for blessing us with the breathtaking beauty of your creation and providing for us from the land. Lord, make us diligent to preserve what you have given us. Help us, as individuals and collectively as a nation, to be wise stewards of your creation. Help us not to destroy the beauty and function of what you have entrusted to us. Give our leaders wisdom for laws that protect our environment and our natural resources. Amen.

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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years. If you would like to reach out to contact Natalie, then go here to send her a message.