Lifting our nation up in prayer is the best way to serve society. These uplifting scripture prayers for our nation are the perfect example of the type of prayers you can seek after with the Lord.
Seek You Prayer
2 Chronicles 7:14
Father God, so many things are going wrong in our nation because we have turned from you, and we are doing things that are against your word. We used to revere your name as a nation, but now all we do is worship idols inform of celebrities, the internet, and riches. But Lord, your word says that if we humble ourselves as a nation and seek your face, you will hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our land. Father God, act upon your word. Forgive us all our sins, for we have sinned greatly against you. Heal our nation from pain, immorality, fear, and depression. Help us to become great again. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
1 Timothy 2:1-2
Oh Lord, I thank you for this great nation that you’ve given to us. Lord, help our leaders and all those in authority to become better people spiritually, mentally, and physically so that they may serve the nation effectively. Lord, bless the works of their hands and show them how to lead us in a way that aligns with your word. Touch their hearts that they may spearhead godliness and holiness in this nation. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Your Will Prayer
Father God, we come before your throne as a nation today to thank you for our beautiful land. Thank you for our leaders and everyone that you have placed in this country. Father, let your will be done in this nation as it is in heaven. May the people that are in leadership run this country according to your will. May we treat each other according to your will Father God. When we stray, Father, forgive us and show us the right way to go. Help us to be a nation that pleases you until the second coming of Christ. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Heavenly Father, there are so many plans that people in this nation have made individually and corporately. But Father, your word says that only your plans will stand forever. We know that we are in this nation because you placed us here for such a time as this to accomplish your plans. Lord, let your plans stand forever, and may your purpose for this nation stand firm through all generations. We thank you, and we honor you for without you this nation is nothing. In Jesus’ name will be live and pray, Amen.
Be Lord Over Us Prayer
Almighty God, your word says that blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. But Lord, most of us in this nation are looking up to other things for fulfillment and completeness. Forgive us, dear Lord. Send evangelists from the East, the West, North, and South to come to our land and preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ so that we can know who you are and what your kingdom is all about. Prepare the hearts of those people that do not know you so that when your word is planted in their hearts, they can turn from their wicked ways and worship you the true living God. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Peaceful and Quiet Prayer
1 Timothy 2:1-2
Lord, you have given us a mandate through your word to pray for everyone and all those that are in authority. I come before your throne this day to surrender our political leaders, those serving in offices, to leaders in our homes and churches into your able hands. Help them to become the leaders that you want them to be, and to put you and the needs of the nation first May, they lead the nation and different institutions in a way that pleases you so that we can live peacefully and quietly. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Wise Leaders Prayer
O Holy God, we praise your name forever and ever. God, you change seasons and times, you also set and dispose of those in authority. Lord, set up the right leaders in our nation and dispose of corrupt people that are in leadership. Many of our leaders are greedy. They are out to make themselves rich at the cost of the development of the nation. Others have become very arrogant and are encouraging people to stop worshiping you the true living God and start chasing after worldly things. Dispose of these people and set the right leaders to turn the hearts of people back to you. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Everlasting Father, thank you for your goodness towards this nation. Thank you for your grace and mercy and for the hope and peace that you’ve bestowed upon us. Lord, from one man, you made every nation of men that we should inhabit the whole earth. Lord, I want to thank you for seeing it fit for us to belong to this great nation and to a large family that inhabits the whole earth. Thank you, Lord, for seeing it fit for us to be in this nation at this particular time so that we fulfill the purposes that you have set for us. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Father God, we ask you to please give us peace within our borders that we may live peaceful lives and be productive as a nation. Our safety as a nation cannot be based only on the army and other law enforcement officers that we have. Help us to settle disputes that we have with other nations. Lord, cause any country that is planning to destroy us to fail. War on our behalf and disorganize their evil plans. Give our nation rest on every side. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Gracious Father, I know that the prosperity of the nation does not start with others, but it starts with me. Help me to do the right things according to your plans and ways that will cause other people in this nation to prosper. Guide every person that belongs to this nation to be productive in everything that we do and to work as unto you and not men so that we can cause our country to prosper. May we always remember to bless your name, for you’re the only one who causes us to thrive. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Make Us Great Prayer
Lord God, we used to be a great nation that was respected and feared by other nations in the world. But now we have strayed from you and your purpose for this nation. We are becoming a shadow of our former selves. Lord, I repent on behalf of my countrymen. Forgive us where we have gone wrong. Make us great again as a nation. Help us to do things that are pleasing in your sight so that you can be lifted higher. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Heavenly Father, our beautiful nation, is becoming a disgrace because our leaders are choosing the ways of the world over your ways. Lord, your word says that righteousness exalts a nation. Please remind us of our righteousness through Christ Jesus. Help us to walk in a way that is pleasing to you, and may we see ourselves the way you see us as a nation. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Revere Your Glory Prayer
Oh Lord, help us to know you for who you are that we may revere your glory. May we hate evil and rejoice in you. Forgive us for not being grateful for all the things that you have done for us. Help us to continue feeling deep admiration for the things that you have done and are doing in our lives and the nation as a whole. Let your love rain upon us, and may you cover us with your wings of love so that we may find refuge in you all the days of our lives. Let your glory fill every home, office, public facility, and nation at large. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Arise and Shine Prayer
Isaiah 60: 1-3
King of glory, cause our nation to arise and shine. Help us to see the light in dark places and to turn bad things that are causing us to fail as a nation into things that glorify your name. Let your glory Lord rise upon us that other nations may know that you are a true living God, and it’s only you that we trust. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Fear of You Prayer
Dear God, may the fear of you fill the hearts of men and women in this place. Help us to know your word so that we can understand the fear of God, Lord. Let your love be rooted in our hearts that we may worship you in spirit and truth as a nation. May we always be in awe of all your majesty and power. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.