July 29th ~ Prayer Challenge for America


pray for America

Romans 13:2

“Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.”

 

Father God,

You have selected leaders for this community and nation. Help us to be obedient servants; obedient to You and those You have placed in authority.  Help us to be the example of living a moral and ethical life, guided by the principles set forth in Scripture. When disagreement arises help us to disagree kindly and thoughtfully, but ultimately obeying those in authority when rules and laws do not contradict Your Word. When we are called as witnesses or to Jury service help us remember clearly, and to be fair in all decisions. Help us to be a blessing to our community and nation.

Amen.

July 28th ~ Prayer Challenge for America


pray for America

 Peter 2:13

“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme.”

 

 

Heavenly Father,

It is You who has placed men and women in leadership roles, and You desire for us to not rebel against authority, because that is rebelling against You. Help us to accept Your decisions because You alone are wise and want the best for Your children. Help us to be obedient without grumbling or complaining. Give us the wisdom and discernment we need to recognize when worldly authorities are in disagreement with Your laws so we can use the processes in place to present our disagreements in a loving, kind, Christian manner. It is by our actions that others will see Jesus Christ, your wonderful Son. Strengthen You people, Your church, and this nation.

Amen.

 

 

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Scripture: English Standard Version

July 25th ~ Prayer Challenge for America


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Leviticus 19:15

“You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.”

 

Mighty and Wise Lord,

We pray for righteousness to sweep over this nation and to influence those charged with ensuring laws are kept and the communities are kept safe. Touch those in such positions to look past differences to the truth of each matter. Grant wisdom to those who judge and impose punishment to make fair decisions.  For those who are called to jury service, please open our eyes to see the truth and to help us act fairly, according to your laws, and setting aside our personal opinions and differences. Make us all honorable with our requests of governing authorities.

Amen.

 

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Scripture: English Standard Version

July 21st ~ Prayer Challenge for America


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Proverbs 21:1

“The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.”

 

 

Father God,

You have chosen our leaders and given them power and authority to watch over us. They can use their authority for good or for evil. We ask You to guide our leaders and give them a godly vision of Your plans for this nation. Grant them wisdom to make plans for our country that will bless the populous, and maintain our freedoms to worship You openly. Soften their hearts so their desire is to truly help and encourage all our people. Help us use Your blessings to bless and encourage others as well.

Amen.

 

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Scripture: English Standard Version

July 20th ~ Prayer Challenge for America


pray for America

Psalm 67:3-4

“Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.

Lord,

We lift up our praises and thanks to You for all You have given us and done for us. You have greatly blessed this nation and the people in it. Our prosperity is the envy of many. Guide us to be the country You envisioned. Quiet our spirits and help us sing Your praises and be satisfied with what You have given us. Help us to not be greedy, but to reach out and help others from Your bounty.

Amen.

 

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Scripture: English Standard Version

 

July 18th ~ Prayer Challenge for America


pray for America

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Most Precious Heavenly Father,

We are a people who want to do our own thing and forget those around us. Help us remember to be thoughtful and compassionate to others, considering their needs before ours. Remind us to be obedient and work diligently for all those in authority over us. Help us to be joyful in our service to the leaders you have given us, and remind us to not to complain about our circumstances for you are ultimately in control. Grant great wisdom to those in authority over us so they lead in a godly manner.

Amen.

 

 

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Scripture:  English Standard Version

July 16th ~ Prayer Challenge for America


pray for America

Romans 13:7

Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.”

Heavenly Father,

Help us to obey and honor those you have put in authority over us. Guide us to honesty and to not withhold what is due to the government so that all citizens may benefit. Help us to pay fairly for all our goods and services because the laborer is due his wages. Help us to show appropriate respect, honor, and obedience to those in authority over us, because you choose to give us these leaders.

Amen.