Praying for Your Country

A Prayer for Nations, Leaders, and People

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No matter what part of the world you live in, a prayer for your country is a sign of nationalism and caring for where you live. You can pray for leaders to show wisdom in decisions, prosperity of the economy, and safety within the borders. Here is a simple prayer you can say for the place where you live:

Lord, thank you for allowing me to live in this country. Lord, I lift up my country to you for blessings today. I thank you for allowing me to live in a place that lets me pray to you every day, that lets me speak out my beliefs. Thank you for the blessing that this country is to me and my family.

Lord, I ask that you continue to have your hand on this nation, and that you provide the leaders with the wisdom to guide us in the right direction. Even if they are not believers, Lord, I ask that you speak to them in different ways so that they make decisions that honor you and make our lives better. Lord, I pray that they continue to do what is best for all the people in the country, that they continue to provide for the poor and downtrodden, and that they have the patience and discernment to do what is right.

I also pray, Lord for our country's safety. I ask that you bless the soldiers that guard our borders. I ask that you keep those that live here safe from others who would do us harm for being free, for worshipping you, and for allowing people to speak freely. I pray, Lord, that we one day see an end to the fighting and that our soldiers come safely home in a world that is both grateful and no longer needs them to fight.

Lord, I continue to pray for this country's prosperity. Even in hard times, I ask for your hand in programs that help those who have problems helping themselves. I thank you for your hand in already helping those who do not have homes, jobs, and more. I pray, Lord, that our people continue to find ways to bless those that feel alone or helpless. Again, Lord, I pray from a place of thankfulness that I have been given a gift like living in this country. Thank you for all of our blessings, thank you for your provisions and protections. In Your Name, Amen."

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Mahoney, Kelli. "Praying for Your Country." Learn Religions, Apr. 5, 2023, Mahoney, Kelli. (2023, April 5). Praying for Your Country. Retrieved from Mahoney, Kelli. "Praying for Your Country." Learn Religions. (accessed June 5, 2023).