Praying Scripture for Our Nation

Praying for any nation requires that we lay down our desires and take up God’s desires for that nation. In addition to praying those things that God puts on our hearts, we also need to learn to pray Scripture over a nation. Here is a powerful Scripture to pray on behalf of our nation today:

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.

No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you” (Psalm 33:12-22).

May the Lord renew our hope to pray for our nation according to His Word and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

–Adapted from the article Praying God’s Purposes for America by Dave & Kim Butts in the Premiere Issue of Prayer Connect magazine

Prayer Point

Today, please pray for the Business community in our nation: Pray for integrity, wisdom and generosity. “Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length weight or quantity” (Leviticus 19:35). See also: Proverbs 3:9-10.


Father God, we do wait in hope for You alone! You are our helper and shield. Lift up the hearts of those in our business communities across this nation. May the bottom line of their business practices be based upon Your holy principles. Fill them with a deep desire to treat their employees and coworkers with respect and dignity. As You provide for their needs, help these men and women to be filled with integrity and generosity of heart so that You can use them to advance Your kingdom on this earth. Show them Your hand of blessing as they bless others.

***On November 14th we will transition back to our regular Connection! devotions format, which has been devoted to praying for our nation over the past 40 + days. PLEASE do not stop praying for the nation! The prayer is not about the election – it is about seeking God on behalf of America.  2 Chronicles 7:14.

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