Prayer of Repentance for the Nation
Prayers for Governmental Leaders
Prayers for Revival in the Land
Prayers for Protection Against Terrorism
Additional Prayer Points  

Isaiah 59:1-4  1 “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear.  2 But our iniquities have separated us from our God; our sins have hidden His face from us, so that He will not hear.  3 For our hands are stained with blood, our fingers with guilt. Our lips have spoken falsely, and our tongue mutters wicked things.  4 No one calls for justice; no one pleads a case with integrity.” (NIV)

Isaiah 59:15-16  “Lord you saw it, and it displeased you that there was no justice.  You saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then your own arm brought your salvation, and your righteousness upheld you.” (NIV)

Isaiah 59:19  “When the enemy shall come in ” you promised that “like a flood the Spirit of the LORD would lift up a standard against him.” (KJV)

2 Chronicles 7:14  Lord you’ve said  “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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (NIV)


We turn to you now crying out – Lord have mercy on our Nation!

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

We acknowledge that you are calling us as a nation to return to you.

Joel 2:12-1  “’Yet even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts not your garments.’ Return to the Lord your God for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him?” (ESV)

Raise up your church as houses of prayer and your priestly intercessors and ministers of the Lord to weep and say

Joel 2:17  “’Spare your people, oh Lord, and make not your heritage a reproach, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is there a God?'” (ESV)

I confess that we and the inhabitants of this nation 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  But Lord you are also “the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin” of all who call upon you. (NIV)

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)

Give us repentant hearts and forgive our sin.  As we turn to you, deliver us from evil and protect us from all harm.

Proverbs 14:34  “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (ESV)

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to how you should pray more specific prayers of repentance for the nation.


1 Timothy 2:1-4  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,  4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to acknowledge 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/we pray for our governmental leaders and all those in authority. For our . . .

Executive Branch of Government:

President: Barak Obama

Vice President:  Joe Biden

Cabinet Heads and Departments:  Secretary of State John Kerry  (#5 Succession), Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew  (#6 Succession), Secretary of Defense Aston Carter  (#7 Succession), Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Secretary of Agriculture Tom J. Vilsack Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

Legislative Branch of Government:

Senate Leadership President: Joe Biden (D) (#2 Succession) since January 20, 2009

President pro tempore:  Orrin Hatch (R) (#4 Succession) since December 2014

Majority Leader:  Mitch McConnell (R) since January 2015

Minority Leader:  Harry Reid (D) since January 2015

House Leadership Speaker:  Paul Ryan(R) (#3 Succession) since October 29, 2015

Majority Leader: Kevin McCarthy (R) since June 19, 2014 [1]

Minority Leader: Nancy Pelosi (D) since January 3, 2011

House of Representatives:  Specifically our Congressman –

Senate:  Specifically our Senators –

Judicial Branch of Government:

Supreme Court Justices and their Rulings: Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, and Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Federal Justices and their Rulings:

Lord we have confidence in your access to and influence over those in even the highest places of authority in our nation because your Word says:

Proverbs 21:1  “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he will.”(American KJV)

James 3:17  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.

For . . . 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 like Joseph, Moses, David, Daniel and Esther.  Put down the wicked.  Cleanse our federal government of unrighteous leaders, decisions and dealings!  Expose the darkness and deceit in our 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)

We thank you that your ultimate purpose for all the people in this nation is for the government and kingdom of God to come into their lives through the rule and reign of King Jesus in each heart.

We acknowledge that  . . .

Isaiah 9:7  “Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end. . . The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.” (ESV)

Matthew 24:14  And that “this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (ESV)

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to how you should pray more specific prayers for our governmental leaders.


I pray for the church in our nation. Make it a house of prayer and a“city set on a hill that cannot be hidden,” salt and light in every 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. (Mark 11:17 & Matthew 5:13-14 ESV)

Send revival to the churches that will overflow into each community in our nation 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)

Raise up and release the ministry of the evangelist for Your Word says:

Proverbs 11:30

“He that wins souls is wise.” (American KJV)

And . . .

Proverbs 28:1

“The righteous are as bold as a lion.” (NIV)

May your people go forth into their neighborhoods, workplaces and the marketplace with boldness to evangelize our cities, counties and states for your glory.  Anoint the words they speak and confirm them with signs that follow.

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 nation 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  1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  2 See, darkness covers the land and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you.  3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”  (NIV)

Lord fulfill your destiny and purposes for our nation.  May it be a beacon of hope and tower of strength to the afflicted, a defender of truth and righteousness in the world, and bulwark against the enemies of darkness. May the message of the Gospel and good deeds of the saints continue to issue forth faithfully from our shores and may your name, the name of Jesus continually be exalted among the nations.

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to how you should pray more specific prayers for revival in the land.


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 your church be the standard of holiness and righteousness and your representatives, demonstrating your miraculous breakthrough power, tearing down strongholds, being houses of prayer to declare to the powers of darkness the manifold wisdom of God.  May it be the preservative that safeguards this nation and the prevailing factor that turns it to God!

Father I pray for your blessing on our country.  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 & Islamic radical.

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)

Matthew 6:13 “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”  (ESV)

Prevent evil from befalling your chosen, righteous and innocent ones.  Rise up and defend the weak and powerless.

Pause now to wait upon the Lord and respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to how you should pray more specific prayers of protection for our nation.


  • Wise Domestic Laws and Policy in Accordance with God’s Word
  • Wise Foreign Policy Serving God’s Purposes in the Earth
  • Intelligence: Homeland Security, Military, NSA, CIA, FBI, ATF, Secret Service, National Security Council etc.
  • Protection from Terrorist Attacks – Dirty Bombs, Cell Phone Bombs, Nuclear Bombs, Missiles, Drones, Planes (bombs on passengers and in cargo holds. hijacked or otherwise)
  • Protect and Guard our Borders, Sea Ports & Airways – wisdom & discernment for USCG, CBP, TSA, ICE & CDC
  • Protect Domestic Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Preserve our Religious Freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
  • Protection of the Vulnerable and Innocent including: Unborn Children, Children, Victims of Human Trafficking and Injustice.
  • Other


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