Summary: These are prayers you can adapt when praying for America, your local economy, local Christians and your geographical region. Please consider including these in your regular prayer time.
Father, I confess that I’m still self-centered and indulge my sinful attitudes. Like most Christians in America, I have little understanding of your nature and ways, I don’t fear you and I’m not as effective in your kingdom as I could be. Have mercy on me, correct me with your love, help me embrace your nature and do the works you created me to do. Use me to liberate people from the evil that has enslaved them and bring them into your kingdom.
Continue working in Christians across our land, making us more like you and less like the world. May our love and honor for each other be obvious to everyone and may each of us commit ourselves to spreading your love to those who need it. Purify and empower us to release your kingdom everywhere we go, transform people’s lives and completely change our culture. May unbelievers be drawn by your nature, power and holiness in us.
Thank you for the liberties we enjoy in America. Help us become positive influences on our elected officials and government leaders. Bless them with godly wisdom for governing our country and protect them from those who would harm them. Reveal yourself to them as the only true God. May they receive righteous counsel, dreams and revelation and serve our nation according to your will.
Father, we ask you to bless the business community in the ______________ area with a favorable business environment that draws established businesses and encourages development of new ones; promotes wise stewardship of local resources and protects our environment; and provides the needed infrastructure, capital and incentives for business expansion.
We ask for a business community that is known for excellence, innovation, integrity and quality; manufacturing firms that produce quality goods needed throughout the world; service businesses that meet the needs of our region; research businesses that develop new technologies and products; new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners; skilled workers, fair wages, safe working environments, and excellent labor-management relations; and expanding markets for all goods, services and technologies produced in our region.
We ask for your blessing on our businesses, jobs and local economy.
Father, we ask you to bless Christians in the ______________ area. Raise up churches of all Christian denominations that honor you, seek your kingdom and righteousness, celebrate our Lord Jesus, and promote godly character among all their members. Eliminate competition and distrust among the churches. Create such a godly spiritual environment that all other spiritual activity would be driven out or made ineffective.
Help your people disciple others, fulfill your purpose for their lives, be passionate about serving you, know your voice and do the works you prepared for them to do. May Christians in this region be known for their godly character, love, ethics, skills and effectiveness.
Move powerfully in our region to glorify yourself, destroy the enemy’s work, draw everyone to yourself, and cause your Spirit and fire to fall on everyone who trusts in you.
Father, we ask you to bless the ______________ area with favorable weather and reliable sources of clean water, healthy foods, fuel and energy.
We ask for state and local governments that are known for honorable service, excellence, just laws, fair taxes and wise management; a legal system that dispenses justice, honors our nation’s Constitution and laws, and produces low crime rates; a media known for truth and accuracy; schools, colleges and universities that produce graduates suitable for the needs of our nation and who will positively influence every aspect of our culture; a medical community known for excellent and innovative care, that provides leadership and medical breakthroughs; arts, entertainment and social culture that appeal to both young and old, and honor godly standards; friendly neighborhoods that provide safe and healthy living environments; suitable and affordable housing for people of all income levels, with excellent financing; and support systems for individuals and families in need, that help them overcome attitudes that lead to racism, poverty and envy.