Let’s have a prayerdemic! Please join me in praying this scriptural prayer for America and the world, for He is the hope of all nations (Matthew 12:21). Let’s agree together in prayer for repentance, revival and restoration.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12
Heavenly Father, thank You that you are still the God of all hope (Romans 15:13)! You are a good, good Father, tender and compassionate to those who fear You (Psalm 103:11). Thank You for waiting for us to come to You so You can be gracious to us (Isaiah 30:18), for Your patience and mercy that does not condemn us; for loving us so much You sent Your Son to die for our sins (John 3:16-17). Thank you Jesus. Please forgive us for not always recognizing Your love and care for us. Forgive us for when we’ve rebelled against You (Isaiah 30:2-3), when we haven’t paid attention to Your instructions (Isaiah 30:9). Forgive us for not recognizing the right voices, for not always wanting to hear what is right and true (Isaiah 30:10-11, 2 Timothy 4:3-4).
Lord, there are so many conflicting voices. It is difficult to know what is true and what is false. I need Your spirit for wisdom and discernment (1 Corinthians 2:13) to help me decipher the truth from the lies. I ask for Your wisdom (James 1:5); open my heart and mind to the truth; open others’ hearts and minds to the truth as well. Let no weapon formed against us prevail (Isaiah 54:17)! Let all false witnesses be caught and punished (Proverbs 19:9); let their crooked ways be found out (Proverbs 10:9). Heavenly Father, let them seek You and turn from their wicked ways. Let us all pray and seek You and turn from the immorality that has permeated our society, that You might heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Lord, we ask for Your truth to set us free (John 8:31-32) from all lies of the enemy, and to set us free from fear (Psalm 34:4). So many people are feeling anxious, fearful and disheartened. But only in returning to You and resting in You will we be saved; in quietness and confidence in You will be our strength (Isaiah 30:15). Help us to put our trust in You alone (Psalm 56:3). Help us to keep our eyes on You (Matthew 14:29-31) so we will not sink to fear or be dismayed, for You will strengthen and help us and hold us up (Isaiah 41:10). Lord we ask for You to comfort those who mourn, and for those with a spirit of heaviness over the circumstances in our world to be covered in Your praises (Isaiah 61:2-3).
Lord, thank You that You are gracious when we ask for Your help (Isaiah 30:19). Thank You that You are still the hope of all the world! Thank You for Your love, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your protection in these unsettling times (Psalm 91:11). In Jesus’ Mighty Name and for His Glory, Amen.
Isaiah 30 inspired me and stirred my heart to begin sharing these prayers. Isaiah 30 talks about people’s rebellion and hardness of heart towards God and how God woos them back as a loving Father. You may watch my video, Important Lessons from Isaiah 30, here.
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My passion is for people to turn, or return, to God and pray more. The Bible says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.” I believe if we turn to God and His ways, as it says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, God will heal our land.
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