(I had prepared this prayer for use in my Sunday morning class. I have asked God to help me with a blog today. This is the only answer in my heart. Perhaps he will touch you to pray this with me and my friends.)
PRAYER FOR NATION AND LEADERS
Lord God, we acknowledge you as the Supreme Creator who made Heaven and Earth. On this earth you have ordained nations and leaders to work your will among the people. We believe you anointed men to establish The United States of America. It was established for your purposes. We believe one of those purposes was to be a friend to Israel, your chosen people.
Holy Spirit, you see the evil that has come upon our nation. Men and woman who mock you. One of the most serious is the taking of innocent babies before their birth. This is an abomination to you, the Giver of Life. We pray against this evil and against the political system, promoters, and media that allow this evil.
We thank you for President Trump and for his willingness to appoint Supreme Court Judges who will see your purpose for us to be a nation under God and judge righteously according to the Constitution upon which our country was founded.
We come against media and entertainment systems which mock you and hold you up as no better than other gods—gods recognized by the heathens and by false religions who say they know you but do not teach our Lord Jesus Christ and his sacrifice and resurrection.
Many say our Lord Jesus was just a prophet as many other wise and good earthly prophets. They refuse to acknowledge Jesus as your Son, wholly God and wholly man, who paid the price for our salvation and that it is only through him that we will have eternal life with you. You see and hear and know their evil.
You set boundaries on nations. We pray for wisdom for President Trump and others to maintain our borders in ways that are legal and compassionate to the strangers.
And for the churches in America we pray. Give leaders and preachers who will speak boldly calling sin, sin, and allow the Holy Spirit to convict of personal sins as well as sins of the nation. Help your servants to speak Truth. We have all allowed the spirit of compromise to override the principle of right and wrong. Forgive our forefathers and we ourselves for this sin, especially as it relates to justice and laws. Give leaders to come against the marijuana industry and the gambling industry in our state. Give judges who dispense righteous justice.
God, stretch out your hand in signs and wonders such that people will fall on their faces before you and acknowledge that you are God, there is no other. We know that there might be suffering to be an outcome of this, so we ask for mercy with grace and justice.
We pray these things in the Holy name of Jesus. Amen