13 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 prayer. 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Healing Prayer
O Precious King, the world and everything in it belongs to you. Daddy 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.

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 because it is only through worshiping you in spirit and truth that we will be able to get knowledge and understanding about the issues of life that are affecting our nation. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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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.