Prayer: A prayer for success and your country
This prayer by Nehemiah is one of my favorite prayers of the bible and one in which I actually pray but tweak it a bit for the country that I may be praying for. Nehemiah was praying for the people of Israel but I encourage you to personalize this prayer and replace the country name [bolded] with either your country, your name or your family name. I believe this is one of those prayers of power that is a promise for every believer.
“Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of [the USA]. I confess the sins we [Americans], including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.
“Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’
“They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand. Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.” Nehemiah 1:5-11