FOCUSED EDUCATIONAL PRAYERS
State, Nation, and World
The praise below is courtesy of www.saltandlightcouncil.org.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust. (Psalm 91:1-2).I praise you for Your love and Your wisdom. You are too wise to ever make a mistake, too loving to ever do anything unkind. You act on our behalf, accomplishing what concerns us and fulfilling Your purpose for us as we call on You. Thank you that You love us deeply and tenderly. You are compassionate and gracious, full of lovingkindness, ready to forgive, patiently considerate, and generous beyond imaging. You desire our love and rejoice to do good things for us. You delight to give us the desires of our hearts, as we delight ourselves in You. How precious is Your love to us, O God! We sing for joy as we take refuge in the shadow of Your wings!
31 Days of Praise by Ruth Myers.
We confess our foolishness of denying You as the one true living God, our Creator to whom we are accountable, living as though our lives are a cosmic accident with no eternal significance, purpose or meaning. Forgive us for teaching generations of children this lie in public schools and giving them the idea that life has no real meaning. Forgive us for no longer fearing You and thus, we have not even the beginning of wisdom with which to handle the vast knowledge we possess. We are sorry for being wise in our own eyes and not listening and obeying Your word. As we confess our sins, we thank You that You are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Prayer Based on Anne Graham Lotz, National Day of Prayer
The prayers below are courtesy of www.presidentialprayerteam.org.
PRAYER FOR AMERICA
Father God, our hearts are heavy and broken at the evil attempts to discredit and hurt our President. Forgive those who mock, insult and plan hurtful skits in order to get to him and his family. Lord, protect them. Lord, open the eyes of people to follow you and may we become a nation who reverently fears the Lord. Isaiah 50:10. Thank you for taking care of your children and that you are Sovereign over all! We place our faith, hope and trust in You, our Savior our Lord, Jesus. Be glorified! Amen!
PRAY FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION
Illegal immigration across the southwestern border is down 76 percent since Donald Trump was elected, with the flow of children and families down even faster, analysts say.
The White House said President Trump won’t make a decision about withdrawing from the Paris climate accord until returning from an international summit later this month.
We pray for President Trump and the major decisions he is faced with on a daily basis.
PRAY FOR OUR CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS
Sen. Bill Cassidy (Louisiana) said that, if President Trump keeps his promise to the American people, there will be “some sort of Medicaid expansion” in the health care law.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tennessee) said the Senate health committee will schedule a meeting soon do discuss U.S. prescription drug prices, amid a bipartisan debate on who is to blame.
We pray for members of the Senate as they consider the House health care bill and/or rewrite a bill of their own.
PRAY FOR OUR JUDICIARY
Spirit Airlines won a temporary restraining order from a U.S. District Court against the union representing its pilots, effectively forcing the pilots back to work.
A U.S. Appeals Court granted a Trump Administration request to put on hold a legal challenge on regulations curbing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.
We pray for America’s courts as they consider issues of public health, safety and welfare.
WARS AND TERRORISM
President Trump wants the Pentagon to come up with a new plan to win in Afghanistan before authorizing the deployment of thousands of additional troops to the region.
Sen. Todd Young (Indiana) is pushing for Congress to issue a war authorization against ISIS, saying failure to do so “isn’t good for our country.”
We pray for the Trump Administration and Congress as they consider U.S. policies war and conflict matters.
FOREIGN INTERESTS AND CONFLICTS
China has complained about a U.S. bipartisan congressional delegation that visited the Dalai Lama at his home in India, saying the U.S. must handle the Tibet issue more carefully.
South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in vowed to immediately tackle North Korea’s advancing nuclear ambitions and to soothe tensions between the U.S. and China.
We pray about the U.S. Asia policies, and particularly about America’s relationships with China.
ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
The co-founder of Hamas said his terror group’s new political program would not preclude Hamas from seeking to liberate all of historic Palestine, including Israel.
Turkish President Erdogan urged Muslims to throng to the Temple Mount in a show of solidarity with Palestinians and challenge Israel, which he called “racist and discriminatory.”
We pray for the leaders in Israel to be wise in their dealings with increased Palestinian threats.
As Congress looks ahead to an infrastructure policy, freight and rail industry members say their industries are key to increasing America’s economy. They also cautioned against more regulations.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy would be five percent larger if women would only work at the same rate as men and if the gender gap is closed.
We pray about the many facets of the American economy and their impact on individual citizens.
ACROSS THE STATES
A partial roof collapse of a tunnel containing nuclear waste at the Hanford Nuclear site in Washington triggered an emergency declaration, including evacuations.
Illinois Senate lawmakers passed a bill that would prevent state and local police from enforcing Trump immigration laws, absent a federal criminal warrant.
We pray for the governors, state legislatures and mayors across America facing emergencies and civil unrest.
These prayers below are courtesy of www.saltandlightcouncil.org.
MARRIAGE BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN
Lord, we acknowledge that the family is Your idea and marriage is intended to be a lifelong, divinely instituted covenant between one man and one woman. So we pray that Your people would not renegotiate or redefine marriage and the family according to their wants and desires, but rather they would be called to preserve and respect what you have Divinely instituted. We thank you for establishing marriage to be a secure and stable environment for raising children. We pray our government upholds Your definition of marriage, and the Church teaches and speaks out in its support.
SEX — LIES — LIFE FROM CONCEPTION
Lord, Hand-in-hand with Your gift of marriage comes Your gift of sex. We pray that as a society we would follow Your plan for intimacy inside of the convent of marriage. By following Your plan, it would virtually eliminate rape, prostitution, adultery, sexually transmitted disease, abortions and divorce. We pray we would not be fooled by the enemy into thinking our human nature should rule our lives, but we would see Your laws as loving and keeping us from heartache and disaster. Please raise up Christians to support truth, redemption and repentance in America.
SALT AND LIGHT PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY
God we pray that you would call this nation together and unite your people to stand for truth. We pray that those appointed into office would stand to fight for your justice and that it would prevail over evil. That we would turn away from “Political Correctness” and once again become “Biblically Correct”.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there” — 2 Chronicles 7:14-16 (NKJV).
MISSION PRAYER OF SALT AND LIGHT
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus” — 1 Timothy 2:1-5 (NKJV).