Will you join me in praying for our country?

One of the things I love about my life here is Colorado is my new church family at Lifebridge Christian Church!  Bobby and I do everything we can to not miss an opportunity to attend weekend services. During this morning’s service we had a dedicated time to pray for our nation and the upcoming election. It was a very honest and sincere time of seeking God’s help which left me with a conviction to scratch my second blog content and write this one instead.

I had the privilege earlier this year to participate on the writing team for the fall session of  women’s Bible study material at Lifebridge. My assignment was to write three weeks of homework (15 lessons) on the subject of prayer. In addition, I was also invited to teach the group lectures for these three weeks (a total joy for me).

Because we retain 15 – 20 % of what we hear and 80% of what we experience, I decided during the final lecture to provide the women with opportunities  to participate in prayer. During that morning the women were given the options of going on a prayer walk or spending some time praying using a journal. Half way through the morning we came back together and concluded the morning with a concert of prayer for our community, nation and world.

I was asked to participate in the concert of prayer by leading the group in prayer for our country. In preparing for my assignment I googled “prayer for our nation” and found several good examples of prayers others have used. Using them as a template I was able to write out the following  words from my heart…

Lord, we thank you for the many provisions you have blessed us with personally and collectively as a community. We thank you that you are concerned about the things which concern us.

Today, we come before You and humbly ask for Your undeserved mercy upon our lives, our families, our community, and our nation.  We come before You with deep awareness of our need for Your mercy on our land. By Jesus’ blood alone, we plead for Your merciful grace to revive and bless us once again!

Righteous God, please send overwhelming conviction of sin, deep brokenness and genuine repentance among Your people. Grant to us the true godly sorrow that leads to repentance. Fill us with holy fear and reverence for Your name.

Mighty God, please come upon our country with deep repentance, dynamic power and renewed passion for You. It is our prayer this morning for Your revival to come upon our nation. Righteous God, grant to us a burning hunger for Yourself and a passion for fervent prayer. Help us draw near to You and seek You with all our hearts. Lord, cause us to hunger and thirst for You above all else. Heal us and help us lead others to a relationship with You!

Holy Father, we humbly ask for a mighty move of conviction and salvation in government leaders and others who influence culture. We ask You to pour out convicting, saving power upon Washington, D. C., colleges, universities, media networks, social networks and the Hollywood movie industry. We ask that You so move that millions will be converted to Christ in these strategic communities of cultural influence.

In this time of election we ask for unity, safety, peace, and Your favor. Squelch any attempt for evil to influence weak or angry citizens to cause harm to our nation or others. Lord, raise up those to lead us who will seek Your wisdom and guidance to lead us in righteous, good ways so we might once again be known as a nation who loves and follows your Word. Lord, bring Your conviction and change to the places in our government which lack integrity and righteousness. Move among the politicians and elected officials to know You, know truth and know the best way to lead.

Lord, Your Kingdom come! Through Your Spirit’s power we humbly seek a spiritual awakening among our nation! In the precious name of Jesus we pray these things.  Amen

Would you join me in praying for our country?

12 thoughts on “Will you join me in praying for our country?

  1. Donna H Rogers says:

    We’ve never needed prayer for this country more than we do now. Thank you for this! BTW, can I possibly get a copy of your lessons on prayer? I’d love to have them.

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  2. Liz says:

    We too had special prayer for our nation on our service this morning. In fact the teaching time was totally on WDJD (what did Jesus do). Specifically, how did Jesus act towards a corrupt government that was in control while he walked on earth. Debbie, I always knew you were gifted by God with so many talents (all you girls were) and I am so happy to see your talents put to use.Keep up the God work for God girl.

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  3. Liz Campbell Mentzer says:

    We too had special prayer for our nation on our service this morning. In fact the teaching time was totally on WDJD (what did Jesus do). Specifically, how did Jesus act towards a corrupt government that was in control while he walked on earth. Debbie, I always knew you were gifted by God with so many talents (all you girls were) and I am so happy to see your talents put to use.Keep up the God work for God girl.

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    • dklovinggreenacres says:

      Glad to hear about your congregation’s prayer time. I hope many others across our country were doing the same thing. 🙂

      Thank you for your kind encouragement. It means a lot to me. I often think back to our conversations and times a at HOJO’s sipping hot tea and talking about stuff. You mentored me a lot during some important times of decision making. Thank you. Would you believe I still enjoy playing the piano arrangements from the Fred Bock music book you gave me? Love you!

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