The current times and crisis around the world pushes every nation on the face of the earth to experience unprecedented challenges. In a few short months, the entire world went through bizarre transformation. We have seen the impact of an unseen virus upon nations. Even the powerful economies of the world went through turmoil. It was not only hard to watch the things we love most about our country being shut off or cut down to protect its people, but it was scary to think what’s ahead of us during such times. The enemy would have us tremble in fear, but we can choose to respond in a better way. We can pray!!
Pray for our Nation
First, we need to remember that God is in control. God is the one in charge regardless of who is in charge of governing the nation. However, we are called to respect the authority that has been placed over us. Even if the leader is not from your favorite party, as a child of God, as one who has been commissioned to pray, you and I should know our responsibility and pray without fail for our leaders in authority
And the most popular verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “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.” The healing of the nation is dependent on our prayers and our life before the Lord. God wants to heal our nation if only we step up to become the bridge between God and the people. When we turn to Him wholeheartedly, He will show His glory and power and restore peace and health for our nation. Moreover, when we seek the peace of the Nation where God has brought us, our lives will be filled with the perfect peace of God as mentioned in Jeremiah 29:7.
How can you pray for a nation in crisis?
It is very important to pray regularly for our Nation. However, when the Nation is going through a crisis, we also should get into the state of emergency in prayer to pray more and pray without ceasing. The current pandemic situation is a perfect example of Nations being in crisis. This pandemic is one of the most difficult ones of the century. In times like these, we need to realize that God is waiting to hear from you and me. He wants us to call on Him in every situation. He wants us to pray when we find ourselves in crisis situations. But, how do you pray when it seems as if your world is falling apart? When we give our all to the Lord and commit to pray, He steps in to help us intercede for our Nation. God will turn the situation around, bring healing to our land and enable us to glorify Him for the victory that He will give us over the crisis.
For instance, as people who live in the United States, let’s consider the situation in our Nation today and prepare to stand in the gap for this Nation. The US is ranking on top with the most affected nation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On the other hand, the nation is facing a crucial election and many related situations. This Nation needs the most prayers and as citizens and residents of this Nation, we are responsible to pray and seek the peace of this Nation and its leaders. Prepare yourself to weep between the porch and the altar, so God will hear you and heal the land
Here are some pointers to pray for this Nation –
- Pray for our Government and Leaders
- Pray for the upcoming elections and the future course of this
- Pray for Health Care Workers
- Pray for First Responders
- Pray for Peace and Unity as a Nation
Prayer helps a Nation in Crisis
In the Old Testament, Hezekiah was king of Judah, and he had stopped paying tribute to the King of Assyria. As you can imagine, the Assyrian king was not happy, and he decided to go to war against Judah. But, before he invaded the city, he played some mind games with them. He taunted the guards on the wall to incite fear. As a result, Hezekiah and his people were indeed in fear comparing the size of their army against the army of the Assyrians. Hezekiah knew he needed to say a prayer for his nation in crisis. When he prayed, God listened and moved swiftly to aid the nation of Judah. Hezekiah received victory over his enemies through prayer.
Prayer is the gift God has given to his people–an invitation to reach out and receive help, victory, healing, and peace. When you or your nation is in a crisis, it is a great opportunity to turn to the Lord in prayer. Pray for the healing of your nation. Pray that God will send mighty angels to protect and defend the innocent as well as turn back the forces of evil.
Take charge and Pray more
We, as God’s children, must rise up and intercede for our nation and the nations of the world. We must ask God for a revival in the nations all over the world. Some nations that were once Christian nations are now fast becoming atheist nations; the enemy has taken over the minds of billions of people in the world today. The only way we can stop the enemy’s plan is through the power of prayers. We must come together as believers to resist the power of darkness. When we pray, there will be a mighty move of God, and the power of God will be manifested resulting in the transformation of the Nation.