Prayer For A Nation In Crisis

Father, Make Me A Peacemaker. Allow Me To Be A Bridge For Your Children. We Know That Your Heart Breaks When We Argue And Fight Instead Of Serve You Well And Speak The Truth Of Jesus To The Masses. Forgive Us For Allowing Pride And Prejudice To Stain Our Work To Share Your Message Of Love. Lord Remind Of Us That Night When The Angels Proclaimed The Arrival Of Jesus On Earth, The Prince Of Peace. Renew Our Hearts And Soften It Towards One Another. Lord Rain Your Peace Over This Nation. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Lord In Heaven, You Promised You Would Be Close To The Broken-Hearted And Near To The One Low In Spirit. We Are Confident Of This And Praise You For Strengthening Those Who Are Hurting And Grieving. Lord We Pray That You Would Comfort The Mothers Who Have Lost Children, Encourage The Mothers Who Fear For Their Children's Future In This Country. Though Hearts May Be Discouraged, We Know That You Have Commanded Us To Be Courageous And Strong. We Know You Are With Us And With Our Children And We Thank You For Your Constant Presence. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Heavenly Father, We Pray That You Would Fill Each Of Us With Unity Of Mind, Sympathy, Brotherly Love, A Tender Heart, And A Humble Mind. We Know That You Made Us With Your Hand, Unique And With A Different Purpose. Remind Us Of That Father As We Look At Our Brothers And Sisters Of Different Races. Allow Us To See Each Other Through Your Eyes, Beautiful In Our Uniqueness, Created By The God Of Heaven. Unite Us Despite Our Differences For Each Of Us Plays A Different Part In The Body Of Christ, And Each Part Is Important! We Praise You In Advance For Your Faithfulness To Us. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Lord God, we have not been faithful people in these recent times. As a result, our peaceful and quiet nation has turned into a chaotic one. So many bad things are happening all around because we have given the enemy a footing over our lives and nation. O heavenly Father, turn our hearts towards you. Help us to live peaceful and quiet lives. Let our leaders advocate for peace and love instead of chaos. May the words that come from their mouths be words that edify the nation. May we find peace within our borders. In Jesus' name, I believe and pray, Amen.

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those children who will go hungry with no school meals. May we who have to cancel our trips remember those with no place to go. May we who are losing our margin money
in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all. May we who settle in for quarantine at home remember those who have no home. As fear grips our country let us choose love. During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbour. Through Jesus Christ our Saviour, whose arms of love embrace us all. Amen.

Eternal God, whose son Jesus Christ bore our grief and carried our sorrows, hear us as we pray for those in distress: the hungry and the homeless; the incapacitated and the handicapped; the mentally afflicted and depressed; the sick and the dying; the aged, the lonely, and the bereaved.

Help us, O Lord, who offer these prayers, to bear the sufferings of others as we seek to minister to them in your name, demonstrating your love and bringing your grace to bear in their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eternal God, our only hope,
our help in times of trouble:
show nations ways to work out differences.
Do not let threats multiply
or power be used without compassion.
May your will overrule human willfulness,
so that people may agree and settle claims peacefully.
Hold back those who are impulsive,
lest desire for vengeance overwhelm our common welfare.
Bring peace to earth, through Jesus Christ,
the Prince of Peace and Savior of us all. Amen.

A lot of persons take a hands-off approach to their country's leadership. They live in the country but believe themselves to be separate from everythingexcept their basic necessities. They don't think they should pray for their leaders because the decisions of the government in power have nothing to do with them. But that approach is not biblical. God encourages his people to pray for the country they live in and the leaders that govern them. God wants us to care about our leaders because he knows that their decisions affect our quality of life. Our leaders' decisions can even affect the quality of our worship.