Index / Outline
Local Churches
1)      Pastors, Staff, Leadership Boards
2)      Church Community Outreach and Services
3)      Protection over Buildings and Services
4)      Revival and Witness in the Community
Prayers for Revival
Prayers of Repentance
Prayers for Local Government 
Officials & Service Facilities
1)      Mayor & County Commissioners
2)      City Council, City Planner, P&Z Board
3)      Judges and the Court System
4)      Jails, Prisons and Detention Centers
5)      Protection of all Offices and Buildings
Civil Servants
1)      Police and Sheriff’s Department
2)      Firemen & all First Responders
3)      Ambulance Workers
4)      911 Operators
5)      Social Workers
Service Organizations & Medical Facilities
1)      Caring for the Poor and Homeless
2)      Caring for the Sick, Mentally Ill, Elderly & Dying

Businesses & the Marketplace

Prayer for Local Schools
1)      Teachers/Students
2)      Administration – Principals & Superintendents
3)      School Boards
4)      Facilities – Protection
Prayers for Recreation Venues
1)      Movie Theatres & Sports Bars
2)      Arenas, Gymnasiums, Stadiums & Playing Fields, (e.g. NSC)
3)      Parks, Golf Courses, Pools etc.
Prayers for Protection Against Terrorism
Prayers for Neighborhood Watchmen

Jeremiah 29:7  Lord you tell us to “seek the welfare of the city where [you] have sent us into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare we will find our welfare.”  (ESV)

Proverbs 11:10-11  You’ve promised that “when it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.  By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.”  (ESV)

Lord I want to take my place on the wall and guard my [city & county] for your glory.  I declare that your kingdom plans and purposes will be fulfilled and that the enemy will not have his way on my watch.


I pray for the church which is your body in this place. Make it a house of prayer and a “city set on a hill that cannot be hidden,” salt and light in our community that preserves and safeguards us from evil and heralds the gospel of your kingdom to all who have ears to hear, thereby ushering in your end time purposes.  (Matthew 5:13-14 ESV)

Bless the . . .

Local Churches   (List & pray for the Congregations in your community by name . . . See also “Prayers for the Church)

Praying John 17 for the Churches . . . Father

1. GLORIFY Jesus through their ministry by doing the work God has given them to do

2. FORTIFY & PROTECT them from the evil one and keep them safe in Jesus’ name

3. UNIFY them and make them one with You and with one another

4. SANCTIFY them in the Truth of Your Word

5. MULTIPLY them by SENDING them into the World with Your Message

6. FILL them with Your Joy

7. REVEAL Your Presence and Glory to them

Father I pray for . . . .

1.      Pastors, Staff, Leadership Boards

2.      Church Community Outreach and Services

3.      Protection over Buildings and Services

4.      Revival and Witness in the Community

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.


Send revival to the churches that will restore first love devotion to Jesus, a passion to seek Him in prayer and a love for the things that please the heart of God that will overflow into our community with righteous living, good deeds and evangelistic witness.

Psalm 80:18  “Revive us so we can call on your name once more.” (NLT)

Psalm 85:6  “Won’t you revive us again, so your people can rejoice in you?”  (NLT)

Matthew 9:37-38  “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. . . Lord of the harvest, therefore send out workers into the harvest field.” (NIV)

Proverbs 11:30  “He that wins souls is wise.”  (American KJV)

And . . .  Proverbs 28:1  “The righteous are as bold as a lion.” (NIV)

Raise up and release the ministry of the evangelist.

May your people go forth into their neighborhoods, workplaces and the marketplace with boldness to evangelize our city and county for your glory. Confirm their word with signs that follow, bring conviction of sin righteousness and judgment, release words of knowledge, the power of God to heal the sick and bring to salvation those whom the Father has ordained.

Isaiah 43:4-7  You promised that   4 “since [we] are precious and honored in [your] sight and because [you] love [us], you will give people in exchange for [us].”   We need not be afraid for you are with us.   5“Bring [us spiritual] children from the east and gather [them] from the west. 6 [We] say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’  Bring [us spiritual] sons from afar and daughters from the ends of the earth.”  Bring to salvation  7 “everyone who is called by [your] name, whom [you] created for [your] glory, whom [you] formed and made.” (NIV)

John 16:8  Holy Spirit, bring conviction of “sin, righteousness and judgment.” (ESV)

Proverbs 8:13 & 9:10  Release the fear of the Lord which is the hatred of evil and the beginning of wisdom.

Isaiah 64:1, 3  “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you!” … For in the past “when you did awesome things that we did not expect, You came down, and the mountains trembled before you.” (NIV)

Habakkuk 3:2  “Lord [we] have heard of your fame and stand in awe of your deeds.  Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known!  In wrath remember mercy!” (NIV)

Send revival!  Mark the boundaries of this city/county for salvation!  Open the eyes of the blind and let your light shine into the darkness, in Jesus mighty name! (2 Corinthians 4:4, 6)

I declare to the Church of Jesus Christ

Isaiah 60:1-3  “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the land and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”  (NIV)

Matthew 5:13-14  Lord raise up and anoint your church as salt and light, a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden.

Isaiah 59:19  You have promised that “when the enemy shall come in, like a flood the Spirit of the Lord shall raise up a standard against him.” (KJV)

Matthew 16:18  And that “the gates of hell shall not prevail against” your church.

May it be the preservative that safeguards this community and the prevailing factor that turns it to God!

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.


Lord have mercy on our City & County as we repent:

Nehemiah 1:6  “Let your ear now be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer of your servant.” (ESV)

I/we confess that we and the inhabitants/citizens of this ______________ have sinned greatly against you in thought, word and deed. 

Nehemiah 1:7  “We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses.” (ESV)

Jeremiah 2:13  We “have forsaken [you], the fountain of living water and have dug [our] own cisterns, broken cisterns that hold no water.” (NIV)

Psalm 51:4  “Against you, you only, have [we] sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.” (NIV)

Deuteronomy 5:9-10  You are a just and  “jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate [you], but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love [you] and keep [your] commandments.” (ESV)

Exodus 34:6-7  Lord you are also “the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness . . . forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin” of all who call upon you.

Have mercy on us, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out our transgressions.  Wash away all our iniquity and cleanse us from our sin.  (Psalm 86:5, Psalm 51:1-2, also Psalm 103:8, 145:8)

Isaiah 53:6  “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid [upon your Son Jesus] the iniquity of us all.” (NIV)

Therefore look down now from heaven with favor upon us and be gracious to us. 

Habakkuk 3:2  “In wrath, remember mercy.” (NIV)

Forgive our sin, deliver us from evil and protect us from all harm.

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.


1 Timothy 2:1-3  Lord your word commands:  1 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (NIV)

Lord in order that “we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” and that “all people [will] be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth” I pray for our governmental leaders and all those in authority.

Proverbs 21:1  Since we know that “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.” (NAS) Guide them in their decisions and actions that they might fulfill your purposes and give honor and glory to you.

James 3:17  We ask  you to give them wisdom from above that is “first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” (NIV)

Provide righteous, honest, God-fearing leaders and influencers.  Cause them to turn to and honor you as the source of their wisdom and power. 

Psalm 75:7 & 10 “It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.” He cuts “off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.” (NIV)

Daniel 2:21 “He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” (NIV)

Lord, raise-up righteous, wise and God-fearing people to govern us and put down the wicked.  Cleanse our city and county government of unrighteous leaders, decisions and dealings.

Expose the darkness and deceit in our city and county government including all hidden agendas and subversive activities, corruption, collusion, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, racketeering, financial mismanagement and fiscal waste.

Ecclesiastes 12:14  “For God will bring every deed into judgment including every hidden thing whether it is good or evil.” (NIV)

In the mighty name of Jesus I stand for righteousness in my city and county and against every evil and corruption. 

I now pray for the:

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS & SERVICE FACILITIES   (list by name where applicable)

1.      Mayor & County Commissioners

2.      City Council, City Planner, Planning and Zoning Board

3.      Judges and the Court System

4.      Jails, Prisons and Detention Centers

5.      Protection of our City and County Offices and Buildings

6.       Others

Lord protect and defend those who are called to protect and defend us!  I pray for our:

CIVIL SERVANTS   (list by name where applicable)

1.      Police and Sheriff’s Department –

Give them supernatural wisdom, insight and intelligence to uncover and lead them to people and organizations that are sources of wickedness, criminal activity and perpetration of evil in our cities and county. Help them to make the necessary arrests leading to the prosecution and sentencing of every worker of evil.

2.      Firemen & all First Responders

3.      Ambulance Workers

4.      911 Operators

5.      Social Workers

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.


Lord I pray also for all:


Father, I pray for all the poor and homeless in Anoka County. May good news and freedom be proclaimed to them, open the prison doors of poverty and let light shine into their darkness and despair. (Isaiah 61:1-2)  Set the lonely in families. (Psalm 68:6)

Bless all those who minister to these people. Provide finances, resources and workers.  Give them compassion, wisdom and grace as they dispense help and resources to those in need.

1.      Churches and Para-church Organizations

2.      Social Welfare Organizations

3.      Food Shelves, Emergency Shelters, Social Service and Aid Agencies

4.      Non-Profits


Father, I pray for all those who are in mental and physical affliction.  Bind up the brokenhearted, comfort those who mourn and release your healing grace.  (Isaiah 61:3) 

Bless and Protect all Caregivers including doctors, nurses, personal care attendants and our:

Medical Facilities (list by name where applicable)

1.      Clinics

2.      Hospitals

3.      Retirement/Nursing Homes

4.      Rehab Centers

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.


Prosper and Protect the righteous and put down the wicked.

Local Businesses (list by name where applicable)

1.      Malls, Big Box Stores, Office Buildings, Warehouses and Factories

2.      Bless Legitimate Businesses

Expose and Close all Illegitimate and Wicked Businesses promoting and conducting business in pornography, gambling, prostitution, human trafficking, drug dealing & drug houses, meth labs, arms dealing, identity thieves, cyber criminals etc.

3.      Abortion Clinics – Father, I pray for those in crisis considering or seeking an abortion. Guide them to wise and compassionate counsel who will help them find peace in choosing life and securing a hope filled future for both them and their baby.

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.


Bless and Protect our children and youth.  Build a hedge of protection around them in Jesus name!

We pray for all Public/Charter/Private/Home Schools, Pre-schools & Day Care Homes/Centers

Let your name, your word and your ways be honored among them. (Psalm 138:2)

Since your word says that Psalm 127:3  Children are a heritage rom the Lord. (NIV)  and . . Luke 17:2  It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. (NIV)

I pray for your nourishing care and protection of the children and youth. Shield them from deceitful humanistic teachings and ungodly mores. Guard them from abuse and molestation by sexual predators and from the enticing unclean spirits of the age. Bind the spirit of despair and suicide, break every chain of darkness and set the captives free.

Bring to light and expose all those plotting evil, intent upon committing murder and wrecking havoc in the schools.

Lord, I pray specifically for the schools in my area.

Give critical intelligence, discernment, knowledge and wisdom to all those in authority to protect and defend the well-being of every student. Lord, I thank you for and bless the…

1.      Teachers/Students

2.      Administration – Principals & Superintendents

3.      School Boards – For God honoring members and policies

4.      Facilities – Protection

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.


Bless and Protect our:  (list by name where applicable)

1.      Movie Theatres & Sports Bars

2.      Arenas, Gymnasiums, Stadiums & Playing Fields, (e.g. NSC)

3.      Parks, Golf Courses, Pools etc.


Father I pray for your blessing on my city/county.  May you deliver us from evil and danger.  Prevent evil from befalling your chosen, righteous and innocent ones.  Rise up and defend the weak and powerless.  

Thwart the plans of every schemer of wickedness, mentally deranged, demon possessed, the drug, alcohol and chemical influenced, mass murderer, terrorist, arms fanatic, religious radical and jihadist.

Psalm 55:1-3, 9, 11, 23  1 “Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;  2 hear me and answer me.  My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught  3 because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked.  9 Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.  11 Destructive forces are at work in the city, threats and lies never leave its streets.  23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay, the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days.  But as for me, I trust in You.”  (NIV)

Psalm 140:8  “Do not let evil people have their way.” (NLT)

Psalm 10:2  “Let the wicked be caught in the evil they plan for others.” (NLT)

Break the arms of the wicked and cut off the source of their power! 

Psalm 37:17  “For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.” (ESV) 

Therefore Lord, cut off the source of their power and strength, their communication, their organizational connections, their financing, their intelligence, their resources and armaments.  Bring their plans to naught in the mighty name of Jesus!

Bring into the light the secret things done in darkness.

1 Corinthians 4:5 (Also Matthew 10:26)  “He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart.”  (NIV)

Once again I pray:  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil and danger.  Prevent evil from befalling your chosen, righteous and innocent ones.  Rise up and defend the weak and powerless.


Raise up men and women to take their place as watchmen on the wall of intercession for our community:

Lord, even as you have promised to post watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem who will never be silent day or night, calling upon you and giving you no rest, please provide watchmen for our community. (Isaiah 62:6)

Help us to be diligent to answer the call to “watch and pray one hour” with you. (Matthew 26:40-41)

Habakkuk 2:1  And “to take a stand at our watch and station [ourselves] on the ramparts; [looking] to see what [you] will say.” (NIV))

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to further specific prayers He would have you pray.


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