31 Scriptures To Pray Over Your Nation

31 Scriptures To Pray Over Your Nation
31 Scriptures To Pray Over Your Nation

31 Scriptures To Pray Over Your Nation is part of a collection of Scriptures I pray over South Africa, but it really does not matter from which country you are for they can be prayed over the entire world.

You will notice that more than half of the Scriptures I have in this article are on revival.

Allow me to explain this.

When we want to pray and intercede for our nation our entire prayer strategy must be built by putting God on the throne and giving Him full control and Lordship.

A beautiful example of this is when Daniel prayed and intercede for his nation in Daniel 9:2-19. I quote this prayer at the end of this post if you want to go straight to the Daniel Prayer you can click here.

Daniel confesses the sins of his people and asks for God’s forgiveness. He acknowledges that his people turned their back on God and that their nation needs to return to God for his prayer to be answered.

Simply praying for crime to stop will maybe bring a temporary solution.

But when we pray for revival where people will start to love and follow God, He will replace all the root causes of the problem with His divine intervention.

If it is hate -God will shine His love in hearts, if it is poverty – God will give another means to gain finances and an income.

Some people may say there is no more hope, prayer won’t help and my answer to this will be: we don’t serve a god of hopelessness.

We serve the only Almighty God, nothing is impossible with Him, and He is more than able to do so much more than we could ever pray or think! Mighty To Save! Mighty In Battle! God Of Wonders!

May You clearly hear the voice of the Holy Spirit ministering to You while reading through these beautiful Scriptures.

31 Scriptures To Pray Over Your Nation

1. All the ends of the earth turn to God

“All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.”

Psalm 22:27

2. Answer when God calls

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and eat with him, and he with me.”

Revelation 3:20

3. Ask for the right paths

“Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’”

Jeremiah 6:16

4. Awake

“For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.””

Ephesians 5:14

5. Be God’s witnesses

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  

Acts 1:8

6. Choose God

“And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word.”

1 Kings 18:21

7. Clean hearts with the right spirit

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

Psalm 51:10

8. Confess sins and return to God

if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

9. Draw near to God

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

James 4:8

10. Find the Lord

“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said. ‘For we are also His offspring.’”

Acts 17:26-27

11. Forgive sins, cleanse from unrighteousness

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

12. Give God full control to appoint the right leaders

“And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise  And knowledge to those who have understanding.” 

Daniel 2:21

13. God be exalted among the nations and in the earth

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” 

Psalm 46:10

14. Govern the nations

“Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, And govern the nations on earth. Selah” 

Psalm 67:4

15. Guide our nation

“He makes nations great, and destroys them; He enlarges nations and guides them.” 

Job 12:23

16. His glory among the nations

“Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.” 

1 Chronicles 16:24

17. Justice

“Many seek the ruler’s favor, But justice for man comes from the Lord.” 

Proverbs 29:26

18. Not ashamed of the gospel

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

Romans 1:16

19. No violence, wasting, or destruction

“Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, Neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; But you shall call your walls Salvation, And your gates Praise.” 

Isaiah 60:18

20. No war

“He shall judge between many peoples, And rebuke strong nations afar off; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore.”

Micah 4:3

21. Nothing hidden that will not be revealed

“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. 

Matthew 10:27

22. Pray for those in authority positions

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”  

1 Timothy 2:1-2

23. Pray Gospel will be proclaimed throughout the world

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

Matthew 24:14

24. Pray people will accept Christ as their Lord and Savior

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

25. Repent and ask for forgiveness

“O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.” 

Daniel 9:18-19

26. Restore and be saved

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Psalm 80:19

27. Revive the contrite and lowly spirit

“For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.””

Isaiah 57:15

28. Revive to rejoice in God

“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?”

Psalm 85:6

29. Righteousness exalts a nation

“Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people” 

Proverbs 14:34

30. Rules the nations

“For the kingdom is the Lord’s, And He rules over the nations.” 

Psalm 22:28

31. Turn back to God

“Then we shall not turn back from you; give us life, and we will call upon your name!”

Psalm 80:18

The Daniel Prayer:

Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. 

And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, 

we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments. 

Neither have we heeded Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings and our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land. 

O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but to us shame of face, as itis this day—to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those near and those far off in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of the unfaithfulness which they have committed against You.

“O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You. 

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him. 

We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us by His servants the prophets. 

Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your law, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him. 

And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem.

“As itis written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth. 

Therefore the Lord has kept the disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for the Lord our God is righteous in all the works which He does, though we have not obeyed His voice. 

And now, O Lord our God, who brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and made Yourself a name, as itis this day—we have sinned, we have done wickedly!

“O Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all those around us. 

Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate. 

O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. 

O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”

Daniel 9:3-19

It is my prayer you were blessed by this article, and if you are not already praying for your country and nation, be inspired to do so.

Please share this article on social media, to also inspire others to intercede for their countries and nations.

Everything in Him, unto Him, and to glorify His holy Name!


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