Summary: I urge you to pray in accordance with God’s Word so that God’s will might be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Man’s words will all fade away, but the Word of the Lord shall stand forever!
“How has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly appealing to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible to danger, we had daily prayers in this room for Divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard and they were graciously answered…I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth – that God governs in the affairs of men…And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that ‘except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it…I firmly believe this…” Benjamin Franklin, at the Constitutional Convention, 1787
I urge you to pray in accordance with God’s Word so that God’s will might be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Man’s words will all fade away, but the Word of the Lord shall stand forever! The Scriptures are filled with words from the Lord that are fitting for our day and age. Personalize the following Scriptures and make them specific to the present situation. Please take time to pray through these Scriptures, and trust the Lord God Almighty to bring them to pass. Pray that in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord God would cause all division and strife to be removed. And pray that God would replaced it with unity and harmony, so that we might all live together in one accord!
Exhortation to Prayer
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is His delight.
A good man deals graciously and lends; He will guide his affairs with discretion.
Surely he will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.
He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
His heart is established; He will not be afraid, Until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted with honor.
The wicked will see it and be grieved; He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked shall perish.
And He spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Prayers of Mercy
Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.
Then they can pray to God and find favor with Him, they will see God’s face and shout for joy; He will restore them to full well-being.
And they will go to others and say, ‘We have sinned, we have perverted what is right, but we did not get what we deserved.
God has delivered us from going down to the pit, and we shall live to enjoy the light of life. God does all these things to people—twice, even three times—to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them. James 5:11
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Prayers of Deliverance
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.
And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?