Today is a day to pray for our nation.  Over 110,000 people are participating and these are some of the prayers I've received from across the nation:

A prayer from John Visser:  Almighty God, please forgive our country, its leaders, its people for our sins. Help our nation turn from sin, become dead to sin, and renew in Your Holy Spirit. Lord, guide our leaders to lead us in a manner that glorifies You. Jesus you are the Truth and the Light, let your light shine bright in your disciples. Help us to lead people to You by our living testimony. Lord help us follow the Great Commission, let the hatred be gone from our hearts so we may love our neighbors as ourselves because with you Lord all things are possible. In Jesus name we pray, Amen

A prayer from Vickie Gass: 

Dear Father in Heaven,

Today I want to sing praises to your name. I want to take the time to thank you for all of the blessings you have given to me and I want to thank you for all the trials you have seen me through. You are my place of refuge and strength and today I want to ask you if you would please forvie me . Father, you have left us word that says: " If my people which are called by my name, shall 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 thier land. " 2 Chronicles 7: 14 Today O' Lord I am humbling myself to seek your face and asking if it be thy will to heal this wicked land. In Jesus name Amen.

A prayer from Cathy Bryan:

In the name of the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit....Hail Mary Full of Grace, Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at hour of our death. Our Father in art in Heaven hallowed by thee name. Thy kingdom come, thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our tresspasses as we forgive those you tresspass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil Amen. Holy Father I come to you with a heavy heart, and asked that your grace cover our nation and your people. I ask that those who do not know you come to seek and find you so that they may feel your grace and understand Your Word and your desires for the people and our nation. I know that Satan is a liar, a cheat and a deceiver and that it is very easy to get distracted and guided away from your Word, I ask that you keep your loving arms around us and help those who cry out to you to stay focused and strong on the right thing to do, no matter if it doesn’t feel right or that by the way of the people, it has become the way of “having a right”. Lord I ask that your grace cover us all, as each of us sin daily and that we ask that you place in the hearts of our leaders the desire to achieve and live by honor, character, and integrity, something that has disappeared in the leadership our nation, a grand land that you helped lead our forefathers to create . I ask that our leaders return to the roots and history of the nation, that they remember the foundation on which this country was built. I ask that you forgive us as a people in whole, that even though we seem to be living in a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah that you find mercy on us. For those of us that are believers that we come to you for strength to not be mislead or misguided by “having the right to do something, verus the right thing to do” that we because of our love and worship for you, will stand strong to principals and not become acceptive of things that we know you will disapprove. We are all guilty of picking and choosing and justifying our actions and beliefs and we pray Heavenly Father that you remind us, that yet again, it is our own thinking and justification and decision making that allows us to stray from your direction. We as a people always need your grace Heavenly Father and our country desperately needs your protection. I ask that the citizens of this nation, reach into their hearts and soul and bring out the honor and integrity inside each of us, to be servants of your Word to work hard and provide not only for ourselves, but to help those less fortunate, not because we are governed to do so by the laws of the land, but because your goodness that lives in us, brings out the desire to do so. I ask that you help me and everyone feel the desire to serve not the desire to be served by others or by the government. Heavenly father, the men and women of this nation, have created laws and tolerance and accept against Your Word, and I ask that you direct me and everyone to return to the roots of your Word. I ask Father that you begin with me, as a poor miserable daily sinner, that you hear my cries and desires to serve You and Your Word, the desires to maintain character, principals, honor and integrity in a day and time when those are nothing more than words in a dictionary. I pray father that when you work through each of us individually that we as your people can overcome and seek the return of foundation in this country we desperately need. I praise you for all the forgiveness and grace that you have shown me over my life time and I am hear to worship you. I pray that your powerful hands will perform the miracles in the hearts of the deceptive leaders and people of our nation. I also understand Father, that if this is not Your Will, to miraculously repair the damage that has been done, then I choose to accept that as I can not question Your Will. Heavenly Father, I seek forgiveness for myself and for all that ask for it and pray deeply that your Heavenly Grace heal the nation which we call our earthly home. In the name of the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

A prayer from Maryellen Hilpert:

My prayer for today is that our Lord Jesus restore unity to this wounded land. We are divided to a point of no return and that is so wrong. We need our values back, values for good and not evil. Values that protect unborn babies, values where we respect everyone and what they believe in. Values where we give a helping hand to those in need so they can get themself out of poverty and earn thier own way. We need leaders that unite, not divide. Please Jesus let them see what they are doing before it's too late. I pray this beautiful day in your Holy Name, Amen. Thank you Lord.

These are just some of the prayers we have received. We will continue to update this page throughout the day.  Thank you for participating!

UPDATE:  A prayer from Angela Uliana Murphy: “Beloved Father, I come to you today in prayer with fear in my heart for the future of this great country. We have come so far from you. Millions of innocent little lives have been lost for no reason. Our culture clings to the darkness and runs from the light. Yet you say unceasingly, do not be afraid; give me your burdens; tell me your needs and trust that I will care for you. Dear God, bless and protect the USA. Bring us back on the path of light and love. Let our leaders lead in the spirit of Jesus. Help us to walk with you always. Calm the storms of fear that carry on in our hearts. Fill us with your peace and lead us to trust that all will be well as you will not fail to care for your beloved children.”

A prayer from Susan Yates Simmons: “Lord, today I pray for America. I Thank you for the privilege of being born here! We need you, Lord today to raise up leaders who will value life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Knowing that this starts in the home, I pray for moms and dads to seek your face, to desire to raise up their children to know You and follow You. Bless our homes. May we leave a legacy that glorifies You.”

A prayer from Lise Nanette Key Smith: “Almighty Father, Eternal, Unchanging, Merciful, and Holy... today I ask forgiveness for myself, and this nation. We have allowed sin to rule in our lives, we have called things that are evil to be called good, and things that are good to be called evil. We have failed to live as You would have us to live, we have failed to be salt and light in this dark and broken world. Forgive us, Father, and lead us in Your good and perfect will. I pray for Godly wisdom for all Your people, I pray for hearts that reach out to the lost and hurting, I pray for Your people to seek revival in our hearts and our spirits. LORD Jesus, grant us discernment to know Your will, and a desire in our hearts to follow it. Eternal Father, I pray for our leaders, that You will turn their hearts and minds to YOU, that they will make decisions according to Your will, and that they will come to a saving knowledge our Jesus Christ, in Your precious and holy Name...”

UPDATE: A prayer from Julia Loehn Hillebrand: “This a great day to be a Christian as Any day is because we are with God and He is with us. I pray today and every day for the spread of Christianity and Christian values back in every home and heart of this country to make it a great country again. I pray for daily guidance for myself, my friends and family and especially for all of our elected officials especially our re elected president. God guide his heart his mind and his conscience with Your Word to lead this country into greatness and goodness with humility and true Christian justice.”

A prayer from Jamie Leigh Hanna: “Dear Lord, please watch over all government officials, whether they are in Washington, our State Capitols or local communities. Please help them understand that we live in a government for the people by the people not one which we need them to tell us what is best and make decisions for us. They are elected by us and need to understand that they don't get to decide what is best - they need to take in all our needs, wishes, wants and desires. Please also keep all the men and women in are armed forces safe and help them to continue to protect us from all the evil in the world. Amen!”


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  • Kathy Gibbons

    02/02/2013 09:42 AM

    I have a prayer that our
    nation has a financial
    revival......because it is'
    long overdue!!! Our nation
    needs lots of prayer.

  • Becky Williams-Dufore

    01/20/2013 06:56 PM

    Dear Heavenly Father, Please forgive us as a people that has divided itself into sin and selfish reasons. We as Christians, parents and individuals have fallen asleep as the wolves and Satan have taken control over our hearts and land. Please forgive us of our sins and laziness. We ask that you bring us back into your fold to heal our land and hearts for your good. The time is short for us to reach the lost and fallen. Reach into the hearts of those leaders who have fallen our away from your Godly principles and restore our land back to you. We pray this in the precious name of our Savior Jesus Christ... Amen

  • Maureena Myers

    01/20/2013 05:52 PM

    Dear Heavenly Father, we praise You for making us Americans and for this great land of ours. Lord, we ask that You forgive us of all our sins and all our wrongful ways. We ask that You open our eyes and our hearts to Your truth. We pray for Your wisdom and guidance on bringing our nation back to You. We pray for our leaders and ask that they come to see Your truth, not their truth or the world's truth but Your's and Your's alone. We declare a healing of our nation in Jesus name. We ask that you watch over our troops, bless and keep them safe. Those who don't know You Lord, we pray that they will be guided in Your direction and change their hearts to You. We pray that as believers that we put You first in all areas of our lives and we learn Your ways and truly follow You. We praise You and love You. In Jesus name, Amen!!

  • Judy Gould

    01/20/2013 04:32 PM

    He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. Rev 2:6. Because you have kept the word of my perserverance I also will keep you from the hour of testing that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell upon the earth. Rev 3:10. I am coming quickly, hold fast what thou hast and let no man take thy crown Rev 3:11.
    Thank you blessed Father for all your mighty works in our mind body and affairs. Thank you for your loving kindness, for filling our hearts and minds with your love. Help us to remain faithful and true during these trying times. Hear our voices this day O Lord, heal our nation, bless our country and restore its soul to thee. Cast out the evil, the immoral, the faithless, the sinful and followers of sinful worship and practices, help them to open their eyes and ears that they may see and repent for they say, "I am rich and have become wealthy and have need of nothing and yet they do not know they are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. Rev 3:17. Hear our voices O Lord, may the words of our mouth and meditation of our hearts be acceptable in they sight as we bless You, praise You, and worship You this day. We stand at the door O blessed Father, Come Christ Jesus, Come!

  • Angela Pointer

    01/20/2013 03:03 PM

    Father we come to you today, not divided by "religion" or political party, but united as Americans seeking your face on behalf of our great nation. As Christians, we profess that Jesus is Lord and make a conscious decision to turn from wicked ways and towards You, the author and finisher of our fath. We pray for healing in our country- healing of sprits, souls and bodies- and that we may experience the quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. We believe we receive the petition we ask in Jesus name- Amen.

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