5 Prayers for Our Country to Heal the Nation

It seems now more than ever our country needs repentance, healing, and God's grace to overcome the hatred, immorality, and nihilism that has plagued our land and people. Let us pray for our countrymen with love and cherish that God is sovereign over all powers and principalities of this world.

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prayer for our country, heal the nation

"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14

"For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations." ~ Psalm 22:28

It seems now more than ever our country needs repentance, healing, and God's grace to overcome the hatred, immorality, and nihilism that has plagued our land and people. Let us pray for our countrymen with love and cherish that God is sovereign over all powers and principalities of this world. Always remember the two greatest commandments given by Jesus Christ:

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” ~ Matthew 22:37-39

Prayer For Our Country

Almighty God,
Ruler of all the peoples of the earth,
forgive our shortcomings as a nation,
purify our hearts to see and love the truth,

give wisdom to our leaders,
and steadfastness to our people,
and bring us at last
to that fair city of peace

whose foundations are mercy,
justice, and goodwill,
of which you are the designer and builder;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

By Woodrow Wilson

Keep Us In Peace

Keep us in peace, O Christ our God,
under the protection of your Holy Cross;
save us from our enemies, visible and invisible,
that we may glorify You with thanksgiving,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Source: Armenian Orthodox liturgy

Help, Save, Have Mercy on Us

In peace let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For the peace from above and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the holy Churches of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For this holy house and for those who enter it with faith, reverence, and the fear of God, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For our pastors, teachers, and all who are in the service of Christ, and all the clergy and laity, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For our country, the president, all those in public service, and all our armed forces, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For this parish and city, for every city and country, and for the faithful who live in them, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For favorable weather, for an abundance of the fruits of the earth, and for peaceful times, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For those who travel by land, sea and air, for the sick, the suffering, the captives, and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

For our deliverance from all affliction, wrath, danger, and distress, let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

Help us, save us, have mercy on us and protect us, O God, by Your grace. Amen.

Source: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Glory to God's Supremacy

O Father of that Son who has awakened us,
you still urge us out of the sleep of our sins,
and call us to become yours.

To you, Lord, we pray,
you, the supreme truth,
for all truth that is, is from you.

You we implore, O Lord,
the highest wisdom,
through you all who are wise derive their wisdom.

You are the supreme joy,
and from you all who are happy derive their pleasure.
You are the highest good,
and from you all beauty springs.

You are the intellectual light,
and from you we derive our understanding.
To you, O God, we call and speak.

Hear us, O Lord, for you are our God and our Lord,
our Father and our creator, our ruler and our hope,
our wealth and our honor, our home, our country,
our salvation, and our life. Hear, hear us, O Lord.

Few of your servants comprehend you,
but at least we love you,
yes, we love you above all other things.

We seek you, we follow you,
we are ready to serve you.
We desire to remain under your power,
for you are the Sovereign of all.
Command us as you will;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

Source: Alfred the Great, 9th century

Prayer for the Nation through the Election

Father of heavenly lights we pray for our nation in the coming election.
As we choose our leaders guide us by your commandments
and teach us not to put our trust in mortal men who cannot save,
but to trust you alone for every good and perfect gift.

Lord Jesus, you are the King of kings
and Lord of lords, and you live and reign over all.
Bless your church and move us to use the freedoms our nation grants us
to make your Gospel known in our land.

Spirit of life, stir our faith in your holy Word so that,
even as we do what we can and as we seek to do your will,
we trust your promise that you are our Refuge and Fortress,
and that you alone can work all things
for the good of your holy people.

Gracious God, rule in our hearts alone—now and forever.

© 2012 Pastor Paul C. Stratman

[Some of these prayers were found at acollectionofprayers.com]

Photo by Courtney Hedger on Unsplash


Originally published November 03, 2020.