Harvest Church Prayer Guide
May 7, 2020
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of faith to pray for the nation. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. Prayer is as important to our nation today… as it ever has been.
Pray and see where your hearts leads you.
Bible Verses to Reflect on…
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.
~~ Psalm 33:12
I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in My name, there am I with them.
~~ Matthew 18:19-20
Then Jesus told His disciples…that they should always pray and not give up.
~~ Luke 18:1
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~~ Philippians 4:6-7
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-
for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. ~~ 1 Timothy 2:1-4
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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ~~ 2 Chronicles 7:14
Opportunity to petition God on behalf of our leaders and those who are in authority over us
~~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2.
Please pray that these men and women will be granted divine wisdom, guidance, and strength to fulfill their important roles.
Pray for Federal Leaders – 2020
President: Donald Trump
Vice President: Mike Pence
Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Secretary of Health & Human Services
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
Secretary of Homeland Security
All Branches of the Armed Forces and U.S. Supreme Court
Pray for State Leaders
State Supreme Court Justices
Pray for Local Leaders
Pray for Our Troops:
Pray for their safety, their diligence, and that many will turn to God in faith.
Churches and Ministry Organizations
- Stand strong in their convictions
- Be bold in their witness
- Meet America’s spiritual needs
- Be a place of hope and healing
The Imprisoned and Persecuted
Ask God to help them:
- Endure their hardships
- Find joy in the midst of trials
- Encourage one another
- Find comfort in their faith
Mass Media, Cultural and Social Services
Ask God to help them:
- Reflect godly values in their work
- Be accurate and fair in their presentations
- Place a high value on truth and decency
- Be responsible with their influence
Ask God to help families:
- Commit to the permanence of marriage
- Serve one another in love
- Be dedicated to each other
- Restore broken relationships
Personal Renewal and Moral Awakening
Ask God to help us:
- Confess our sins
- Seek His direction
- Rely on Him instead of ourselves
Pray For Our Communities
God has the power to change the community where you live. Pray for your own city or town, asking God to bless your efforts to reclaim your neighborhood in His name.
Pray For Our Families
God designed the family to be a place of love, support, spiritual growth, and, of course, prayer. Now is the time to pray for this holy institution, which is currently under attack in our country. Ask the Lord to bring peace, guidance and healing to families that are struggling every day.
Pray For Our Youth
The youth of today will grow up to lead Twenty-first-century America. Each day conflicting moral standards, violence, and the latest media scandals bombard them. In the midst of this turmoil, God is raising up an army of young people. Ask the Lord to make them bold and steadfast in their faith.