A Prayer for America (National Day of Prayer)

Praying for the nation.

Father God,
You are great and worthy of praise.1 I am grateful for the mercy you have conferred on the United States. You have promised to heal our land if we humble ourselves before you,2 and today we do so in a special day of prayer.

I join with the President in asking for your guidance, mercy and protection on our country. May my life be a reflection of President Monroe’s declaration of prayer, for he said:

“The liberty, prosperity, and happiness of our country will always be the object of my most fervent prayers to the Supreme Author of All Good.”

I thank you for the liberty and freedom you have bestowed on the United States. I lift up my president and his staff to you. May the Holy Spirit give them the gifts of both leadership and servitude.3 I do not know the struggles they face on a daily basis, but I pray for them to be encouraged and strengthened through a relationship with you.

I ask your blessing on American troops serving away from their loved ones, and for your comforting hand to be on the families awaiting their safe return.

I pray for the sovereignty of America. Give us the strength to stand with our allies, but the will to stand alone with You when necessary. Through seeking your will, may our sovereignty be a light to other nations and a hope to those in need.

Above all, teach us to be a nation dedicated to your Word. Teach us to pray for our leaders4 and seek your face. Teach us to pray for repentance as our forefather did, and may we never be a Christian nation by mere proclamation, but through our actions, mercy and compassion.


On this National day of Prayer, please consider praying for America on a regular basis. If you want to make a Declaration of Prayer for the next year, read “The Kingdom and a Nation” and visit “The First Prayer.” You can also check out the most recent installment of “America’s Weekly Prayer List” on this site. There’s also still time to find a National Day of Prayer event near you and participate. Here are some additional resources for your National Day of Prayer:
A Prayer for the President
A Prayer for Faith in America
A Prayer for Freedom in Christ for America
A Short Prayer of Sincerity
A Prayer from George Washington
A Prayer from Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln on Prayer

1 Psalm 145:3
2 2 Chronicles 7:14
3 Romans 12:5-8
4 1 Timothy 2:1-2

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© Joshua J. Masters and American Psalms, 2012.

Photo Credits:
Original Prayer Photo by: khrawlings
Original Flag Photo and editing by: Joshua J Masters 


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