The wounds of racial division, injustice, and fear in our nation run deep, so we cry out for healing, forgiveness, reconciliation – for revival. Lord, comfort those who grieve.
Pray for the mayor, governor, police, first responders, elected officials of your state and community. Pray for the safety of those protesting and for those seeking to protect and serve. Have mercy, O God, according to your unfailing love.
Pray for God to reveal racism in you, and begin to pray for those who are afraid and hurting because of the color of their skin. Live in such a way that demonstrates that all people have value as image-bearers of God.
“It is on our knees that we overcome.” ~Charles Spurgeon
Father, comfort the black community – mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, and grandparents. Hear their cries for help, heal their hurting hearts, and carry their burdens as only you can. You are their Strength and Portion. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Pray that the voices who call for peace and reconciliation in Jesus’ name will be heard above the dissension and chaos.
Pray for believers in Christ to move in humility and grace like Jesus. May we hate what is evil and cling to what is good. Pray the good overcomes the evil and promotes reconciliation in Jesus’ name.
“He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge: the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure” (Isaiah 33:6). Pray that the election’s primary winners would fear the Lord and learn His ways.
Lord, we pray for a fair and honest election process. It is written, “Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” Proverbs 14:34
Father, we ask that You would pour out Your Spirit on the wasteland of our sin, so that justice and righteousness will dwell in the land and bear the fruit of peace and quietness and confidence forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'” Acts 2:38
“Dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
“It will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind” (Joel 2:28). Pray that the Lord will pour out His Spirit in full measure in our day for the glory of God on the earth!
Father, protect the election process in each community and state. We pray that the voters’ rights and election integrity would be protected. We ask that truth and righteousness triumph over deception. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather serve one another in love.” Pray for pastors to be guided by Christ’s teaching and his examples. May all of God’s children seek to mirror his love, his mercy, and his grace.