National Day of Prayer

Siestas, today is the National Day of Prayer.  Let’s take time to focus our attention on praying for our nation. It thrills us that many of you are in other nations besides the U.S.A., and we welcome you to join in with prayers for your country.

If you’d like to, use the comment box to post a brief prayer. (That obviously doesn’t need to limit how much you actually pray, but it helps us as we moderate if the comments are not too long.) I’m going to let my words be few so that we can get to praying!


130 Responses to “National Day of Prayer”

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  1. 51
    Gina says:

    our enemies
    hearts to see Your glory
    turn temptation to repentant

  2. 52
    Carol says:


    Reveal our idols so we can throw them down and worship you alone. Give us grace and strength to follow only you. May our words bring you honor and glory. Amen

  3. 53
    Grace40 says:

    Lord Father,
    We have sinned and we need your grace and love today as in every day. We need you in America, we need you in Haiti, we need you in the schools, we need you in our homes and we need you mostly in our hearts…leading us.
    Mostly, Lord I pray for the “least of these” who may not even know there is a National Day of Prayer or some title to some day, but know there is something called God out there waiting and wanting them. The orphans, young and old who need YOU to pick them up and let them call you Abba Father. Lord, I pray for these. Let me today, be a light to one of them…and that it may glorify only YOU.
    By His Grace,

  4. 54
    Jennifer says:

    Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Father forgive us we know not what we do. Praying in Estero, Florida.

  5. 55
    Rhonda says:

    Lord……..Heal our land…….draw Your children together as “one voice”……… to be hands and feet for You as You direct………show us how to love…….Heal our land…….Amen and Amen

  6. 56

    I went to my community’s Day of prayer celebration and it was wonderful..To see the body of Christ unified was wonderful! My prayer is that as the bride of Christ that we would be unified and pray for our nation, communities, and families.

  7. 57
    Marilee says:

    I’m so overcome today by heartbreak, for the ones I love and the ones that you love who do not share in your eternal salvation. Please Father make your presence known in this world to the blind.
    I’m hurting for all the babies, unborn babies who will be hurt by abortion. I’m hurting for all of the little girls and boys who have to endure unspeakable horrors by adults. Please rescue them. Please Jesus, come back soon and rescue all the hurting babies and take them to Heaven with you where they will be saved, healed heart, soul and mind. Where all they will know is the love and joy of their Heavenly Father. I love you Lord and would be nothing without you. It is well with my soul Lord, but not my heart. Thank you Jesus for the price you paid for me so unworthy and this planet so unyielding and unworthy.

  8. 58
    Theresa says:

    I lift my country up in prayer today. There have been many decisions made that I know are not pleasing to you. Please forgive us. Father, I pray that our leaders will seek you and your word. Father, I pray for all of our service men and women who are on the battlegrounds today. I pray that you will place your safe protection upon them and bring them all home safe and sound. Father, I pray for those who have lost loved ones. Father, I thank you for your Son and it is in his precious name I pray this prayers. Amen

  9. 59
    Donna B. says:

    Dear Jesus,
    As I stop in the busyness of “momhood” for a moment, I want to thank you for allowing me to live in America, where I do not have to hide the fact that I believe in You out of fear for my life, or the lives of my family. I thank you for the men and women who have fought and still defend my freedoms every single minute of every single day, all over the world. Lord I pray that I never take for granted all that You have done and will continue to do, even in the midst of tragedy, for not only me, but for countless others as well.
    Lord I pray too, for all pastors and their families, that they would be blessed for their work. Thank You for the sacrifices of so many, but especially thank You for sending us Your Son Jesus to save us all.
    In His Name,
    Donna B.

  10. 60
    HeleddNest says:

    Lord, I pray for Great Britain on this election day and pray that your will be done. Lord I ask that you would grant the next prime minister wisdom and discernment as he seeks to govern this country. Lord we trust that YOU know who the best person is and thank you for this.

    To you be the glory.


  11. 61
    Lisa J says:


    I pray that you allow me to become a nurse soon!


  12. 62
    Rachael says:

    Thank you Father for every free day you give us. I really appreciate the experiences I’ve had that have come from living in this country. Thank you for the people in my life, and for the people that you will lead me to in the future. Most importantly, thanks for calling me your daughter and giving me security in knowing I can always call on you.

  13. 63

    Lord we lift our lifes to you, Lord we pray for Gavin and his family Lord you are the healer I pray that you will touch this family. Lord I also pray for Annabeth Lord I pray that your hand would be upon this little one and heal her Lord we pray for the test results that they would come back with nothing wrong we Lift up Amanda and Curtis and Jackson Lord give this family strength. Father we pray for America we pray for protection around our borders, Lord we pray for our leaders and government and our President we ask for a softening of hearts and that they would only hear your voice and turn to you.
    Lord as I had been thinking this a.m. about america this verse came to my mind

    Chapter 7:14
    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 will heal their land.
    Thank You Lord
    Thank you Jesus for LPM and the staff and bless them Lord and Ms. Beth we Love her to pieces.

  14. 64
    Forever His says:

    Father I pray for our president and his advisors. I pray their hearts will be softened to the Word of God and His ways. I pray that the men and women who have influence at the White House, who are godly men and women will be bold enough to stand up for what they believe in and get this country back to the values we were founded on. Help us Father, we, as a country, are so far from you.

    In the strong and mighty name of Jesus – Amen

  15. 65
    Angela says:

    Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive us. We love you and acknowledge you as Lord of all. Thank you for Jesus. In His Name we pray.

  16. 66
    Fran McCurry says:

    Father God, I pray that every man, woman, and child who does not know You, Your Son, and Your Holy Spirit will find You and know Your Truth. For those of us who do know You and love You, I pray that we will never miss an opportunity to help the others find You.

  17. 67
    Emily D says:

    Heavenly father

    I bring before you my nation Great Britain today Lord. As our nation votes for a new government Lord I thank you that you have it all under control. I pray that my nation will once again call on you for their salvation and not the foolish wisdom of Man.

    Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
    wisdom and power are his.
    He changes times and seasons;
    he sets up kings and deposes them


  18. 68

    Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for Blessing us with the most amazing place to live. The USA!!Please bless our leaders, our service men & women & those who have given their lives for our FREEDOM. Bless our spiritual leaders with wisdom & discernment. Keep them all safe in this crazy world & bless the LPM ministries. In Jesus’ most precious NAME. Amen

  19. 69
    Michele says:

    Praise you, Lord. You are it. You’re just it.

  20. 70
    Sharoni says:

    Father, l’amore che move il sole e l’altre stelle….You are the Love that moves the sun and the stars….
    We worship and praise You! I join my brothers and sisters today as we lift our hearts and voices to You on behalf of this nation…..and I am mostly grateful that we live in a nation in which we have absolute freedom to do so publicly. During the noon hour, I could feel the prayers of all the saints join together from all across this land….and thank You for that.
    We look at You and give You our warmest smile and we thank You that Your angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray.
    We are blessed because we run to You.

    I live and breathe GOD…..

    Sharoni 🙂

  21. 71
    Sandy says:

    Today, I am thankful
    that our country still has
    A National Day of Prayer.
    I am thankful
    that we can pray
    directly to our God, our Father.
    I am thankful
    that we can pray
    without ceasing!
    I am thankful
    for others who
    pray with me.

  22. 72
    Sue Burke says:

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    I pray for your Holy Spirit to fill President Obama as he makes decisions that affect our nation. Please let him look to You for direction rather than his own personal agenda.
    I pray for the unsaved members of my family who are so far away from me. Please, I beg, put someone in their paths that will witness and my family will be receptive and listen.
    I pray for the health of my dear sweet husband. You know his weaknesses (heart and back), and I pray you will ease any discomfort and all us to have many more wonderful years of retirement together.
    I love you more than I can even express, but I know you love me even more. Thank you for sending Jesus to save me from my sins, and it’s in my Savior’s precious name I pray….Amen.

  23. 73
    Robin says:

    Father God,
    I pray for our hearts to burn with a desire for the truth, that we will no longer be satisfied to feast, but that we will rise up and feed. “From the fullness of your grace we have received blessing after blessing.” Help us to overflow with grace for one another, that perhaps one after another may call on Your name because of a drop of grace that splashed on them. Bless those that protect us, serve us, teach us and lead us. In Jesus’ name. Amen

  24. 74
    LeAnn says:

    Father, I pray that we will be a nation of people whose hearts are set on You. For Your glory, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  25. 75
    Maryann says:

    Thank you, dearest Lord, for hearing our prayers! Thank you for making a way through Jesus for us to boldly approach Your throne of grace so that we can find mercy and grace to help us in our time of need. Lord, we pray for our nation, we pray for our soldiers, we pray for our citizens and for our families. And Lord I ask for special grace for mothers – so many are lifting up heart-felt cries to You for their children in trouble and adrift, spouses who have gone astray, for parents and other family members needing your mercy and grace. Oh, the heart of a mother for those she loves! Touch our hearts, dearest Lord Jesus, with the compassion You showed while here on earth. Give us Your love for those You put in our lives so that we can be a willing vessel through which You work to touch their lives. Oh, Jesus, mighty warrior and saviour! We depend on You! We are lost without You! Lord, hear our prayers and look down with compassion on Your people here.
    In the mighty, precious, saving Name of Jesus – the Name above all Names – we pray! We love You, Lord.

  26. 76
    moosemama says:

    There are more than a few of us gathered today, Lord, who are called by your name. Hear our prayer. Heal our land. Give ME what it takes to be your hands and feet in the world.

  27. 77

    Father, may we be more about Your heart than our own. May we hear You and obey. And may the pebbles of our faith in this bloggy pond make a mighty splash for the kingdom–a tidal wave of Jesus on every head. We love you, Lord. As our Compassion child said, Lord I pray that You would help us to always love You! Amen.

  28. 78
    Heather says:

    God, open our eyes that we see where we have missed the mark, and help us to come in line with Your Word. God, we have gone terribly astray, and have not honored you. I pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and that our country begins to realize what are the real priorities. God reach out and touch our youth mightily, for theirs is the next generation. Help them get on fire for you, and realize that the values of today are not beneficial. Jesus, we love you. Help us to do Your will Your way.

  29. 79
    Sarah says:

    Lord, have mercy on us! Thank you for our grace. We desperately need you. May we your children be beacons of light to all the darkness around us!

  30. 80
    Anne Marie says:

    Jesus I lift up my country to You this day
    Empty us of our hard hearts and selfishness
    Send Your Holy Spirit into the places where people do not know Your grace and mercy
    Unite us Christians so that the lost will be drawn to You
    Strengthen, protect and provide for all those who are suffering as a result of the oil spill and flooding in Tennessee.

    It is in Your mighty name I pray, Amen.

  31. 81
    BurningHeart1 says:

    Awaken our hearts
    Conform our hearts
    Draw our hearts
    We need your Mercy

  32. 82
    Sherry says:

    Father: be with our body here in the states. we are so divided and so in need of YOU, and YOU alone. This government can’t save us; this world will never satisfy, so we ask for YOU, You are enough, more than enough. Be BIG in the lives of our leaders, guide them, just like you say in Proverbs 21:1…We love you LORD!

  33. 83
    sepik-meri katie says:

    Lord we know the hearts of rulers are like waters in Your hand. Be glorified, God. make us Your lights, let us act like the unified body we are, to show You to the world.

  34. 84
    Margie by the Sea says:

    O Father God who has promised that “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.”, (2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV) please hear our prayer as we fall on our knees at your throne.
    Forgive us for straying so far from Your will for our lives.
    Give strength and guidance to those You have put in power, and lead them in Your ways.
    Give each of us the courage we need to stand strong, to be the salt and light in this country, to become more like You each and every day.
    Give healing to our great country and make it once again a beacon of hope for the whole world.
    We ask this in the name of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.

  35. 85

    please turn the hearts of the fathers towards their children,

    and the hearts of the children towards their fathers.


  36. 86
    chris' girl says:

    Dear Lord,

    This has been a season of sowing and planting. I pray that the seeds begin to grow and fruit come abundantly so I may bring sweet glory to your name. I pray for all those who have been affected by natural disasters around the world. May they be filled with your spirit and renewed. Lord please allow me to be rn. It is only through you that true life begins. In your wonderful name, amen

  37. 87
    Joyce Watson says:

    Precious Lord,
    Thank you that we have a time set aside to honor and remember You. Thank you that we have the freedom to worship You and to have this National Day of Prayer.
    I pray that you will speak to hearts and bring others close to You. Thank you for our freedoms we can enjoy. Please watch over the soliders and their families. Help those that are poor and needy. Keep little children safe at night and in the day. Help those that have suffered some kind of loss this past year.
    Help those in government to seek You for direction and trust in You.
    God, You are our Redeemer in time of help, You are our Salvation, our Protector, our Provider, our Forgiver, our Hope, our Peace and our Joy. Praise and Honor in Christ,

  38. 88
    Janet says:

    God please be with the thousands of people in Nashville and the middle Tennessee and Kentucky areas who have suffered devasting losses this past weekend from the floods. Thank you for your graciousness in providing tens of thousands of volunteers and for the continuing donatations that are pouring in. Please let this flood bring honor and glory to your name. Amen

  39. 89
    Becca says:

    Lord Jesus, break us for the things that break your heart. Show yourself strong. Above all, may we ever increasingly desire and seek You, not just the benefits of you.

    Thank you for keeping us safe in the TN floods. Thank you for providing peace for those dear to us who have been more strongly affected than we have, and thank you for this opportunity for the Church to be the Church. May we consider our trials joy as you make us whole.

    In your blessed name, Amen.

  40. 90
    Samantha says:

    AMEN. Today I was able to sit and pray with my beautiful three year old. Then tonight we all gathered at the church, with only a small group, you could tell the Lord was with us. A couple times I looked up to see a car drive by or a motorcycle and they just watched as we prayed. It was an awesome feeling. God bless you all!

  41. 91
    Andrea S. says:

    Heavenly Father,
    I thank you for the many blessings you have poured out over our sweet country. Lord may we never forget them, may we use them to bring Your glory upon this Earth. Lord I pray that you would be with the leaders of our nation today, that you would guide them in their decisions and that you would bless them with wisdom. Father, thank you for the sacrfices the many service men and women make for our freedom, bless them abudantly today and their families as well. We love you Lord, move in a mighty way this day.

    In Jesus Name,

  42. 92
    Kara says:

    Father, I pray that you sweep this nation with the power of your Holy Spirit, to convict people of sin and of righteousness and to draw hearts toward you. I pray your steadfast presence in every home in such a tangible way that people realize the depths and height of your great love. Lord, you draw people to repentence with your goodness. Touch people so that we will all have the ability to seek you with all our hearts, with all our soul and with all our strength. Lord, the last curtain call is swiftly approaching. May your mercies be poured out.

  43. 93
    texatheart says:

    Help us be bold daughters, bold enough to speak up and lead and not be led. Humble us and teach us to call on you for guidance. We know you are and will be faithful in all things. Be with the leaders of our great nation and help us turn from our wicked ways to our you. Then you will answer our prayers and heal this great nation.
    Help us to depend on you. We love you God our father. Amen.

  44. 94
    Joybird says:

    Oh Father, turn our hearts towards you. You truly are the answer to all that ails my nation. May we learn how to walk together, side-by-side, in Your grace. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  45. 95
    Shawn says:

    Father, You tell me in Your Word that I am to pour out my heart like water for my children. So many of our youth are leaving the faith for good. Our families are so busy with the urgent and forgetting the most important which is to teach our children how Your righteous right hand has worked so mightily in our lives. Forgive us for our preoccupation with our selfishness. Lord, as Ezekiel said, “‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned…” Have mercy on us, Almighty God. Give us wisdom to teach our children and grandchildren that they must first seek Your kingdom and Your righteousness and everything else will be added to them. And, Lord, may we lead the way by example. In the mighty name of Jesus of Nazareth, Amen.

  46. 96
    Stacey says:

    Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America!

  47. 97
    Kim B. says:

    We need you Jesus. In a mighty way! Come Lord Jesus come, and heal our land and our nation. In your precious name I pray.

  48. 98
    Lori A Smith says:

    Hey Moore girls –
    I heard that Beth is not well health wise and will NOT be doing any appearances this fall…is that true?
    The ladies at my church love you Beth and we pray that as is well and that what we heard is false.
    Blessings to you and your families!
    Lori A Smith

  49. 99
    Gigi says:

    Dear Lord, I pray for pastors in America, my father is one. Satan tries so hard to seek, kill and destroy them. So I ask now dear Heavenly Father that you hold them all in Your hands today and forever. That they will be safe. In God’s Holy, and Precious Name AMEN.

  50. 100
    Rockin' My Freedom says:

    Beautiful prayers Siestas. I am electing to simply read many of these out loud throughout the days ahead.

    To your freedom!

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