Posted on Sunday, May 02, 2021 by Air1 Pastors

8 Prayers for National Day of Prayer

The unity that we show through the love of Jesus, and in the movement of the Holy Spirit, stands as an obvious marker of God's presence to the world around us. On the National Day of Prayer, Christians from all traditions gather to pray together, lifting up our hearts before the Lord on behalf of our nation. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 calls us to do just this as a part of our ministry of prayer. This is our joy, and honor to serve our neighbors and our country in this way for the glory of God.


•	2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT) – Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

Prayer for Leaders   

Heavenly Father, thank you for the blessing of living in this Nation. Today we pray for our Leaders across this land, From the White House to our State and County officials. We ask for your wisdom and will to guide them in all they do. Strengthen each leader with resolve to do what is best for their country. Give each leader Your wisdom, discernment, and guidance as they lead.  

James 1:5 (NLT) – If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

Prayer for Wisdom  

Father God, give the leaders of this Nation Your wisdom and discernment. I pray that they would seek wisdom, justice, mercy, and truth. I ask that you surround our leaders with godly influences. In Jesus Name, Amen.   


Isaiah 53:5 (NLT) – But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Prayer for those who are Ill  

Jesus, you have said that “by Your stripes, we are healed.” I thank you for the victory won for us at the cross. You died and rose again not just for our salvation but for us to be set free and healed from addiction and illness. I pray for those who are sick in the body across this Nation, asking that you heal them. Please provide them the medical care they need. I pray not just for their physical well-being but their spiritual well-being so they may live life abundantly. In Jesus’ name, Amen.   

Romans 13: 4,5 (NLT) – The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. . .So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.

Prayer for First Responders   

God, I thank you for the First Responders across this Nation. Be with them as they put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe. Please give them your wisdom and discernment to know how to respond amid challenging situations. Send your angels to watch over and protect them. May they return safely to their families at the end of their shifts. Please guard their heart and mind against the stress and anxiety their job presents them each day. Amen.   


Proverbs 11:25 (NLT) – The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

Prayer for those in the Medical field  

God, I pray for those in the medical field, caring for the sick in this Nation. Restore their strength and peace when they are weary; May they turn to you as their source of hope in such overwhelming times. Proverbs 11:25 says that those who refresh others will themselves be restored, so we pray blessings upon these caregivers. We also pray for their health that they will not get sick. Father, protect them against illness as they nurse others back to health. In Jesus’ name, Amen.  

1 Peter 4:8 (NLT) – Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

Prayer for our families  

Heavenly Father, I pray for the families across this Nation, asking that you watch over and protect them. Keep them safe from the attack of the enemy. May they see the importance of turning to you in good times and in bad. May your love fill their hearts for each other. God, I ask that there would be peace in our homes and not strife. In Jesus’ name, Amen.   


Philippians 4:19 (NLT) – And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Prayer for those facing Job loss  

Lord, you are the God who Provides. Help those who are unemployed in this Nation to trust in you as they look for new work. Please also lead me to the right job. Please help me to be patient in the waiting. I trust you will close the doors that need to be closed and open the doors that need to be opened. Let this uncertainty be a chance to strengthen my faith in you. Let this job loss be the opportunity for you to rearrange my life for the better. Amen.  

Psalm 108:12-13 (NLT) – Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless. With God’s help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes.

Prayer for those in the Military  

God, I pray for all those serving in our armed forces, whether at home or abroad. Give them favor and victory to accomplish what they have been assigned to do. I ask that you give them safe traveling mercies; That you would watch over them and keep them safe. Lord, please guard their hearts and minds against the effects of war. Bring healing where healing is needed. Bring them back safely; I pray, Amen.   

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