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Nov 06, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

3 Powerful Ways To Pray For America

America is experiencing a steady erosion of faith and values and is in dire need of intercessory prayer. Consider these three powerful ways you can be praying for the nation, from Christian author Jamie Rohrbaugh:

  1. Pray for all of America's leaders: federal, state, and local.

    "Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." - 1 Timothy 2:1-2

    According to Rohrbaugh, we must pray that our leaders would know God and serve Him, that God would give them wisdom and surround them with godly counselors, that they would stand boldly and courageously in the face of evil, and that they would have ears to hear God's instruction and eyes to see His strategies.

  2. Pray for God's people to turn back to Him.

    "... 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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14

    "This promise is not contingent upon lost people coming to Jesus," Rohrbaugh explains. "It's completely dependent upon us--God's people--humbling ourselves, praying, seeking God's face, and turning from our wicked ways!"

    How do we make this a prayer? Ask God for revival in the Church, for Christians everywhere to get right with God, to return to their first love, and to seek Jesus with all their hearts.

  3. Ask God to teach us how to reach this nation and disciple its people for Him.

    "And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen." - Matthew 28:18-20

    The Great Commission, Rohrbaugh explains, isn't just a command to disciple individuals, but to reach whole nations with the Gospel! "Therefore, we need to pray that God will show us how to influence entire nations for Him," she concludes. "How can we use each sphere of society--media, arts, business, government, religion, etc--to show people His glory? The Lord will show us if we pray."



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