May 6, 2021
2021 National Prayer
Lord, we look up and see the billions of stars You created, and we praise You. We look around and see the billions of people You created in Your image; uniquely, fearfully, wonderfully, and we thank You. Wrap us in Your Spirit and unite us in Your family, Lord.
Thank You for loving us first. In Your love for the whole world, You sent Your Son to save us.
Jesus, in You alone we have abundant and everlasting life. Thank you for teaching and leading us to love and live, fruitful, and faithful. In Your life, death resurrection, and ascension You are our Lord, our love, our life, and our liberty. You came to “bind up the broken-hearted. To proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.” You have freed us from the penalty and shame of our sin; free to live life as You designed and Your destiny for our Nation.
Spirit, search us, convict us, as we repent for our sin and the sins of America. Please cleanse, fill, and send us. We rejoice, knowing that Your forgiveness makes us acceptable and effective vessels for Your love, life and liberty in our family, church, education, workplace, military, government, art, entertainment, and media.
We pray that America will be united in love to serve You with all our hearts, all our ways, and all of our days. Unite us to pray, love; to live and walk by the Spirit. Conform and transform us as we pray and proclaim, “Now the Lord is the SPirit, and where the SPirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
We pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
2 Corinthians 3:17
SPIRIT OF THE LORD WE PRAY YOU…
…prompt every family to bow before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name; granting them, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit, rooted and grounded in love, and be filled up to all the fullness of God.
…fill our family: drawing us closer to You and one another. Make our families Your instruments of love, life, and liberty in the communities where you have established us.
…rest on all families and all children would hear affirmation and affection from their parents, as the Lord spoke over His Son, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”
WE PRAY THE SPIRIT WOULD FILL US…
.. that we would be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace knowing there is one body and one Spirit. just we were called in one hope of our calling; one Lord. one faith. one baptism. one God and Father of all who is over all and through all
and in all.
… and unite us in love. bringing churches together to spread the gospel and do justice bringing love, life and liberty throughout their communities.
… that we would sing and serve skillfully with shouts of joy, work and worship in accordance to His Word. will and ways.
WE PRAY YOUR SPIRIT – FILLED PEOPLE IN THE WORKPLACE WOULD…
.. .work as for the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58
… be steadfast. immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. love. life and liberty, knowing that our toil is not in vain in the Lord.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
… be filled. taught. and inspired with the Word and Spirit of the Lord to be equipped for every good work.
PRAY THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WOULD FILL EVERY CAMPUS AND THAT EVERY EDUCATOR AND STUDENT WOULD…
… learn to do good.
… be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
… be taught that God’s hands made and fashioned them and given understanding. that they may learn and discern what is holy and what is profane. and follow the Lord’s commandments so that they know His love and liberty.
PRAY AMERICA’S MILITARY WOULD…
… be strong and mighty, fighting for the Lord, to trample the enemy and defend the afflicted.
… be filled with Your power to be Your witnesses. worshippers. and warriors bringing love. life and liberty as they defend freedom.
2 Timothy 2:3-4
… be protected from being entangled and distracted by everyday earthly affairs; always focused in mind and body on their Lord, mission. and leaders.
PRAY THAT THE SPIRIT WOULD GUIDE AND GUARD LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SO THAT…
… all elected and appointed leaders would be filled with the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding. the Spirit of counsel and of might. the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD and will judge with righteousness. by His Spirit they will make laws and give decisions.
… America would be known and blessed as a nation whose God is the LORD and a faithful people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.
… America’s foundations would align with the righteousness and justice in the foundation of God’s throne; lovingkindness and truth will surround us as Christ’s love, life and liberty are found in us.
ART, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
PRAY THAT THE SPIRIT’S GIFTS AND FRUIT WOULD FILL THIS INFLUENTIAL INDUSTRY SO THAT…
1 Peter 4:10
… the Holy Spirit’s gifts would inspire the creativity. performance and content of writers. entertainers. artists. and the media so that audiences would hear and see beauty and hear Truth.
… Christians would not have to compromise their faith to get work but would be treated equitably in this industry so that God would be magnified not mocked, and our screens and stages would be filled with Spirit-filled meaningful messages of love, life, and liberty.
… media would speak factually, truthfully, truth. and defer to no one; not being political or partial to any in their research and reports.