40 Days of Praying

For National Unity

By September 29, 2020No Comments

As our nation seems to grow ever more divided, pray that Christians will unite in truth and love. Pray that in the essentials of the faith we show unity, in the nonessentials we show liberty, and that in all things we show charity. And pray that those around us see our example, come to saving faith, and extend that same spirit of love to others.

Pray also that God will bring unity to our divided nation. Ask God to silence those who strive to spread division and hatred and to bring any slanderers in the media to repentance. Learn how to engage in civil dialogue, especially with those with whom you disagree.

If Christians across America become united in spirit, love, and truth, then our nation will take notice, and Christ’s kingdom will take off in unstoppable ways! Our nation will also benefit as divisions are healed and we together look to heaven for guidance.

A Prayer for America

Heavenly Father, our nation shares a common enemy, and it’s not each other! Save us from Satan’s divisive schemes. You call all Christians to live in unity. Even though we are all different, we have one Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our love for our Christian brothers and sisters is a strong witness to the rest of the world that we are Your disciples. Forgive us when we argue over petty differences, and help us to restore our fellowship again. We can never compromise on sin, but we always strive for peace. Help us to be united in seeking first Your kingdom. And heal our divided nation. May we seek the welfare of our fellow citizens and engage in civil discourse with those with whom we disagree, and they with us. In Your name I pray, Lord Jesus. Amen.

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He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

—Ephesians 4:11–13