PRAY FOR AMERICA

Fasting one meal a day

for 31 days in October

We’re inviting you to join us in praying and fasting for America throughout the month of October. We ask that you choose one meal a day to fast and pray for our nation. Listed below are relevant scriptures and faith-filled confessions that will help guide your prayers. Also, we encourage you to watch Pastor Mark’s message, “God Changed His Mind” to hear his heart concerning the importance of praying and fasting corporately during this critical time in our nation’s history. Click HERE to watch!

Scriptures

Romans 13:1-5 [NLT] “Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. 3 For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. 4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. 5 So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.”

1 Peter 2:13-17 [NLT] “For the Lord’s sake, respect all human authority—whether the king as head of state, 14 or the officials He has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish those who do wrong and to honor those who do right. 15 It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you. 16 For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. 17 Respect everyone, and love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God, and respect the king.”

Titus 3:1-2 [NIV] “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.”

1 Timothy 2:1-6 [NLT] “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 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. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 5 For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.”

Psalm 22:27-28 [NLT] “The whole earth will acknowledge the LORD and return to Him. All the families of the nations will bow down before Him. 28 For royal power belongs to the LORD. He rules all the nations.”

Psalm 90:11-17 [NLT] “Who can comprehend the power of Your anger? Your wrath is as awesome as the fear You deserve. 12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. 13 O LORD, come back to us! How long will you delay? Take pity on Your servants! 14 Satisfy us each morning with Your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives. 15 Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery! Replace the evil years with good. 16 Let us, Your servants, see You work again; let our children see Your glory. 17 And may the Lord our God show us HIs approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!”

Proverbs 14:34 [NIV] “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”

Proverbs 11:11 [NIV] “Through the blessing of the upright a city (nation) is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.”

Proverbs 29:8 [NIV] “Mockers stir up a city (nation), but wise men turn away anger.”

Confessions

Isaiah 60:3 “I pray for the leaders of my nation to come to the light.”

1 Timothy 2:1-2 “I make supplication, prayer, intercession, and give thanks for all people of my nation and for the leaders of my nation, that I might live a peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

2 Samuel 23:3 “Let our leaders be just and let them rule by the fear of the Lord.”

Psalm 72:11 “Let our leaders fall down before the Lord and let my nation serve Him.”

Psalm 72:8-9 “Let the Lord’s dominion be established in my nation.”

Psalm 72:12-13 “Let the poor and needy people of my nation be delivered.”

Proverbs 21:1 “Turn our leader’s hearts to fear You, Lord.”

Psalm 97:1 “Let the Lord rule over my nation and let my nation be glad and rejoice.”

Psalm 110:1-2 “Let my nation make a joyful noise to the Lord and let the people serve Him with gladness.”

Psalms 138:4 “Let our leaders praise You and let them hear the words of Your mouth.”

Proverbs 2:22 “Let the wicked be rooted out of our nation.”

Psalms 22:27 “Let all the people of my nation turn to the Lord and worship Him.”

Psalm 24:1 “My nation is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof and all they that dwell therein.”

Psalm 117 “Let my nation praise the Lord for His merciful kindness and truth.”

Psalm 118:25 “Save my nation, O Lord, and send prosperity.”

Daniel 7:14 “I pray that my nation will submit to the rule and reign of Christ.”

Revelation 22:2 “I pray my nation will be healed by the leaves from the tree of life.”

Isaiah 35:2 “I pray my nation will see the glory of God.”

Isaiah 32:1 “I pray that Jesus will rule over my nation with righteousness and judgment.”

Isaiah 11:1 “I pray my nation will seek the Lord and enter into His rest.”

Isaiah 40:5 “I pray that the glory of the Lord be revealed to my nation and that all the inhabitants will see it.”

Isaiah 43:19-20 “I ask the Lord to do a new thing in my nation by giving waters in the wilderness and streams in the desert.”

Isaiah 66:12 “Let peace (shalom) come into my nation like a river.”

Isaiah 54:13 “Let the children of my nation be taught of the Lord.”

Isaiah 65:1 “I pray that my nation will seek and find the Lord.”

Isaiah 65:25 “Let the enemies in my land be reconciled.”

Habakkuk 2:14 “Let my nation be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord.”

Revelation 21:24 “Let my nation be saved and walk in the light of Zion.”

Psalm 67:1-2 “Let God be merciful unto us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us. Let His way be known to us and His saving health in our nation.”

Psalm 2:7-8 “My nation is the inheritance of the Lord; let Him possess it.”

Psalm 22:28 “The kingdom is the Lord’s and He is the governor of my nation.”

Isaiah 9:2 “Let the people who walk in darkness in my nation see the light and let Your light shine upon those in the shadow of darkness.”

Isaiah 9:7 “Let His government and peace (shalom) continually increase in my nation.”

Romans 14:17 “Let righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit increase in my nation.”

Proverbs 14:34 “I pray for righteousness to come to my nation and that my nation would be exalted.”

Acts 2:17-18 “Let His Spirit be poured out in my nation and let our sons and daughters prophecy.”

Psalm 22:22 “I will confess You, Lord, among my people and sing unto Your Name.”

Ps 96:20 “Let Your glory be declared among my people and Your wonders in my nation.”

Psalm 35:23 “Awake, and rise to our nation’s defense. Contend for us, my God and Lord.”

Daniel 10:12-13 “I pray for my nation and for angels to be released to war against any spirit in the heavens assigned to block my prayers from being answered.”

Matthew 6:10 “I pray for my nation that Your kingdom would come and that Your perfect will would be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

Ephesians 6:10 “My nation is strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”

Romans 15:19 “Let signs, wonders, and miracles be released through the power of the Holy Spirit in my nation.”

2 Chronicles 7:15 “I pray for my nation that we will seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways and that You will forgive us of our sin and heal our land.”

Mark 11:23 “I speak to every mountain of division in my nation and command it to be removed and cast into the sea.”

Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon forged against my nation shall prosper.”

Matthew 16:18 “The gates of hell shall not prevail against my nation and the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Romans 12:21 “I pray for my nation that it will not be overcome by evil but will overcome evil with good.”