Our Goal: To labor in knowing and doing everything Scripture says about prayer.
(prefer a physical copy? you can access a printable, foldable version of this prayer guide here.)
Bible Verse & Quote on Prayer
“Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16)
“There is no great movement of God that has ever occurred that does not begin with the extraordinary prayer of God's people.” - Dr. Ronnie Floyd
Congregational Bible Prayer
A Prayer from Psalm 103
“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all who are oppressed.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger forever.
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who call on him.
Bless the Lord, all his works,
in all places of his dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!”
PRAYERS FOR AMERICA TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we look to You alone for the future of America. By Your providence, You have placed each of us here at this time in history to be in this nation. Forgive us, O Lord, for the sins we have committed against You in America. We are failing You by dishonoring one another through our harsh and bitter words about each other. We are failing You through broken relationships. We are failing You by devaluing human life from conception until death. We are failing You with the division in our nation. Lord, we turn from these sinful actions and refuse to live this way. Please forgive us now and help us to choose love over hate, unity over division, and life over death. To this end, we pray for:
Federal: executive, legislative, judicial
State: executive, legislative, judicial
Local: executive, legislative, judicial, police, fire, first responders
Father, we pray for our leaders and civil servants to Love One Another by valuing one another, respecting one another, and working together for the greater good of our nation.
Courageous and wise leaders
Continual dependence on God
Holy Spirit, we pray for all military leaders and personnel to Love One Another because love is a powerful force when unity is critical to victory.
Communicators of truth
Sharing inspirational stories
Jesus, we pray for all persons who are working in media and arts to Love One Another by respecting all persons and sharing inspirational stories that illustrate the power of love.
Leaders of honesty and integrity
Creators of economic blessing
Helpers and givers to local community
Lord, we pray for business leaders to comprehend their great opportunity to create powerful, effective, and productive teams and businesses that win when they Love One Another.
Highly values truth
Prepares students to win
Father, we pray for administrators, teachers, and faculty teams who will Love One Another so they can create a culture of love and respect for every student. Pray for students to rise up together, loving one another and making a difference in the future of America.
Holy Spirit, we pray for pastors and churches to model and exemplify Jesus’ words, Love One Another, to a world that needs the love of Christ desperately. Raise up a Love One Another movement across America.
Follow the Bible
Love One Another
Jesus, we pray for families to live Jesus’ teaching, Love One Another, to create families that follow the Bible and practice love and forgiveness.
Congregational Personal Prayers
Lord, during this time we still our hearts before you. Allow us to consider ways that WE can better “love one another” (John 13:34). We lift up our hearts to you, and ask that you would strengthen us to be beacons of Christ-like love to our families, workplaces, communities, spouses, churches, and cities. Use our words, thoughts, and actions to ignite chain reactions of Christ exalting love with all those that we come in contact with, so that others who come into contact with us may know your love by our words and deeds. We pray all of this in the name of Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith. Amen.
Use the space below to write down the names of 3 people who you want to commit to expressing the love of Christ to this week:
Command of Christ
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34)
Confession for Forgiveness
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!”
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14)