Protection from Terrorism
Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus, I pray that You prevent the destructive forces of terrorism directed against our nation. Provide protection from evil attacks and stop the aggressors that attempt to bring destruction to our nation and people. May your hand of protection keep us safe.

I stand against the spirit of fear that accompanies the cowardice in acts of terrorism. Allow our fear to turn to trust in You. May knowledge of terrorist-planned attacks be revealed to those who provide our national and international security. Help those in power to act swiftly to avert all danger, protecting American lives and property.

Provide strength, courage and wisdom to the protectors of this nation to administer their duties. Give wisdom and insight to our government and everyone involved in the elimination of terrorism. Provide instruction in the development of effective and efficient anti-terrorist strategies that will give us an advantage against our aggressors, allowing the country to remain safe and secure.

I pray that the instigators of terrorism recognize the evil of their ways, and repent and denounce their cowardly acts of destruction against humanity. Without repentance, may they reap the consequences of their actions and may the fear of our retaliation be greater than their hatred of democracy.

Guide us in efforts to seek out and eradicate these merchants of death. Reveal the names of those responsible and in allegiance with terrorist organizations to our authorities. Enable the military to become swift, powerful and accurate in any action of retaliation.

Lord, help us to understand lifestyle changes that might be necessary to ensure our protection. Grant patience and tolerance to us in adapting to the safety precautions and measures that we might experience.

Enable us to realize that the cost of inconvenience is a small price to pay for the safety of our families and our nation.

In Time of War
Father, I come to You, in the name of our Lord Jesus, to lift up in prayer this present military action. Father, I pray that there might be a quick resolution to this action and that truth and righteousness would prevail.
May You guide, bless and protect all those engaged in this conflict. Heal the physical and spiritual wounds that may be inflicted.

Father, the gospel of the kingdom must be preached to this nation. I pray that what Satan has intended and devised to hinder the gospel, You will turn to our good, that the gospel will go into this nation unimpeded.

Let all who hear Your Word turn to You for guidance, courage and hope.

The Military
Thank you, Lord, for the men and women in our armed forces. Protect them as they protect us. Defend them as they defend us. Encourage and strengthen their spirits, souls and bodies in the execution of their duties and responsibilities. May they be mentally and physically strong when required to face the challenges of combat. Undergird them with your spirit and might when they are called upon to endure the hardships of battle.

I pray that nothing would take them by surprise, but that they would be aware of all potential aggression. Enable them to curtail hostile actions before they start.

Reveal to military leaders the strategies and plots that enemies would wage. Give leaders wisdom and insight in all decisions. May response to any aggression by enemies of this nation be swift, accurate and effective.

Father, give our military favor with the governmental agencies of this country. I pray that our Congress would appropriate sufficient funds to keep our nation's military preeminent in the world.

Thank you, Lord, for providing America with the best trained, equipped and lead military force in the world today. Fill them with your saving grace and the gospel of peace, that they may be shining witnesses of Your love, in the name of Jesus.

Peace
Dear Father, I clearly see that it is Your will for us to dwell in peace and safety. In obedience to Your Word I continue to pray, in the name of the Lord Jesus, that those in authority will make decisions to keep our nation safe, just as I pray for peace in other nations.

I pray our nation would be a blessing to Israel, that we might continue to be blessed.

I pray that the righteousness of our nation would continue to finance the preaching of the Gospel in all the world. I pray that our sending and our giving would increase.

May our nation continue to help nations that are in trouble and are less fortunate than we are.

I ask you to make our nation a blessing to all the nations of the earth.

National Protection
Most High God, I come to You in the name of Jesus, asking for divine protection for the people of this nation. I pray for the safety of every man, woman and child. Keep us from harm's way and provide protection from plans of destruction that our enemies have plotted. Stop strategies of destruction that our enemies have tried to evoke.

Give wisdom, understanding and discernment to those who provide protection. Help us to be watchful and alert to signs of wrongdoing.

Provide insight to national and local authorities on ways to guard, defend and ensure the safety of all American citizens both at home and abroad. Help us to unite with government leaders and law enforcement personnel in making this country a safe place to live, work and play; allowing Americans to enjoy freedom without fear.

Excerpted by permission from Pray for Our Nation, copyright 1999 by Harrison House, Inc., Tulsa, Okla., www.harrisonhouse.com or www.prayforournation.com, 1-800-811-3921. All rights reserved.

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