Twenty-One Days of Prayer for the Elections and the United States of America

Day 1:  Pray for those in authority.  Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.  “Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.”  1 Tim. 2:1-4. Pray for God’s guidance in the election process; that He will place men and women of integrity into positions of influence to seek guidance and protection for our nation in the years to come.

Day 2:  Pray for truthfulness to come forth in the campaign. Father God, You love truth and are displeased with lies. Grant a spirit of truthfulness in the elections, particularly on the part of all media. Grant a spirit of fairness and honesty in the reports created by all members of the media, and give discernment and wisdom to citizens as they seek information from the media. Let people not be gullible but to be discerning about the truth. — Proverbs 12:22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.

Day 3: Father, remind your people that the same hands lifted up to You in prayer are the hands that pull the lever in the voting booth; that the same eyes that read Your Word are the eyes that read the names on the ballot, and that they do not cease to be Christians when they enter the voting booth. “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105

Day 4: Pray that Americans would understand and heed the fact that our nation’s strength comes from God, not from ourselves. “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2

Day 5: Pray today for voters in the United States, that wisdom will be sought from God (If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask God is willing to give wisdom. James 1:5). Self-interest will be laid aside for the common good. Discernment between truth and falsehood will be clear.

Day 6:  Pray today for the election and its impact on the world, that voters will consider the foreign policies of candidates and how they fit with biblical principles, the activities of other nations will not have an undue influence on our elections, the result of U.S. elections will serve to spread the gospel around the globe, the U.S. will stand firm in its commitment to Israel’s right to exist as a nation.

Day 7:  Pray today for the purposes of God to be accomplished in the U.S. elections:  Pray that the U.S. will turn and seek first the Kingdom of God.  Pray that God will be honored in the midst of this election campaign. Pray for opportunities for Christians to share their faith and their values in the midst of this election process. Pray that the results of the 2012 elections will please the Lord and release His blessing over this nation.

Day 8:  With all the upheaval against the USA and her embassies: O Lord, I humbly pray that You direct the leaders of this great nation now in this time of crisis. Grant them wisdom and understanding, and help them to respond quickly and effectively to this situation. Direct them that they may do what is right in Your sight. May they follow Your Divine Will to lead our nation on the paths of peace and safety.  O Lord, I pray that You encourage and strengthen our nation. Surround us with Your Love and Mercy! Bring peace and comfort to all those who are suffering as a result of this crisis. In Jesus’ Holy Name. Amen.

Day 9: Father, You are the rock on which this nation was founded.  You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Reclaim this land for Your glory.  We ask you to move by your power in this nation and let revival winds blow.  Awaken your church to live in righteousness and take seriously the things of God.  Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will.    God start the work in me.  I open myself up to the voice and move of  your Spirit.    In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Day 10:  I thank You for making me a citizen of this land of freedom and unlimited opportunity.  I thank you that the USA was founded on Christian principles and ask you to return us to those principles. Let winds of revival and true Christian living come to me, my church and this country.  Send forth your Spirit to this country, Father.  We are desperate for You. Amen

Day 11:  Pray today for candidates for office in the United States, that they will take brave stands for righteousness, even when it may not be well received; their families will be protected from harm and unnecessary scrutiny; they will surround themselves with godly advisers  they will focus on the issues we face as a nation and not on personal attacks on other candidates.

Day 12:   “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3) Pray that the American people will awaken to the fact that it is our responsibility to act, and to vote!! If we desire to see our nation restored to its true foundations, it is up to us to pray, and to take action! Amen.

Day 13: Pray that repentance would become a lifestyle, so that we are each quick to come before the Lord, confessing our sins and forgiving each other, where needed. (2 Chronicles. 7:14) Pray that we would be quick to forgive our enemies, for they know not what they do.

Day 14: Father, You promise to bless us with rejoicing when righteous leaders are in charge. We ask for godly leaders who will bring joy to those they lead. Do not allow any wicked persons to gain office in this fall’s elections, but only those who will honor You. –Proverbs 29:2 (When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.)

Day 15: Father, guide us to pick properly as we vote for those who are running for election. No matter what polls say, I pray that you will have the final say in every election. Lord not our will, but Your will be done. I pray protection for the man that will be President and his family that no hurt, harm or danger come nigh them. Father, heal the rifts in this country. Cause us to be courteous and respectful to each other. May You be honored in our choices and attitudes. Amen.

Day 16:  Our Father, we praise You for Your goodness to our nation, giving us blessings far beyond what we deserve. Yet we know all is not right with America. We deeply need a moral and spiritual renewal to help us meet the many problems we face. Convict us of sin. Help us to turn to You in repentance and faith. Set our feet on the path of Your righteousness and peace.

We pray today for our nation’s leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage to do it. You have said, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” May this be a new era for America, as we humble ourselves and acknowledge You alone as our Savior and Lord. This we pray in Your holy name, Amen.   (penned by Billy Graham)

Day 17:  Father, I pray for the upcoming debates between the presidential candidates and the vice presidential candidates.  I pray that the debaters will be truthful and if they are not that it will become evident.  I pray that the man who is to be president will begin to shine forth and there will be a swaying of votes in his direction. We ask that you bring forth the best leader for this country.

Day 18: Pray for the voters who will cast ballots in the elections. I pray that people will go to cast ballots and not stay home.   Pray  that voters will know and correctly discern the true character of each candidate on the ballot (in both the primaries and in the general election). Pray that they will choose wisely, each one being led by the Spirit of the Most High God.

Day 19:  I take up the Sword of the Spirit today.  I bind the spirit of lies and loose the spirit of truth throughout this election cycle.  I bind lies, deception, dishonesty and distortion.  I bind any occult spirits that may be in operation.  In the name of Jesus and by the Spirit of God, I loose truth, honesty, integrity, and ethical behavior.  I know you have all power, O God, so allow truth to come forth.  I ask that the people you have chosen will shine forth.  Amen.

Day 20:  O God, we acknowledge You today as Lord,  not only of individuals, but of nations and governments. We thank You for the privilege of being able to organize ourselves politically.   Thank you for our freedom.  Father, keep us conscious of the fact that our loyalty to this nation does not have to mean disloyalty to You. We thank You for your law, which our founding Fathers acknowledged and recognized as higher than any human law.  May we vote without grumbling but with faith that you are in control of the nations and the future.  I pray that our nation will vote correctly.    We ask for Your influence.  Amen

Day 21:  Pray today for the purposes of God to be accomplished in the U.S. elections. Pray that the U.S. will turn and seek first the Kingdom of God. Pray that God will be honored in the midst of this election campaign. Pray for opportunities for Christians to share their faith and their values in the midst of this election process.  Pray that the results of the 2012 elections will please the Lord and release His blessing over this nation.  (penned by National Prayer Committee)

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