If you wonder how exactly to pray for the United States, your state, city and church, you aren't alone. Observing the National Day of Prayer may seem a little overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Start with the following Scriptures and list of topics, and soon the prayers will be pouring forth.

 

I. Reflect on these scripture verses to set the tone for your observance of The National Day of Prayer.

 

If My people, who are called by My name, will 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 their land. ~~ II Chronicles 7:14

 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance (v. 12).  ~~ Psalm 33:12-22

 

I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in My name, there am I with them. ~~ Matthew 18:19-20

 

Then Jesus told His disciples...that they should always pray and not give up. ~~ Luke 18:1

 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~~ Philippians 4:6, 7

 

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. ~~ I Timothy 2:1-4

 

II - THROUGH THIS PRAYER GUIDE, you will have an opportunity to petition God on behalf of our leaders and those who are in authority over us, as we are instructed to do in 1 Timothy 2:1-2. As you humbly come before the Lord and seek His face, please pray that these men and women will be granted divine wisdom, guidance, and strength to fulfill their important roles.

Pray for Federal Leaders

President: George W. Bush

Vice President: Dick Cheney

Secretary of State: Colin Powell

Secretary of Defense: Donald Rumsfeld

Secretary of the Treasury:

Attorney General: John Ashcroft