A Prayer about Terrorism throughout the World
Psalm 144, Psalm 33
Reflections of the Heart:
We will not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor fear the dangers of the day, nor dread the plague that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. For the Lord is our refuge, He is our shelter. Psalm 91:5-6,9 (NLT)
Father, Your word is right and all of Your work is done in truth. You love righteousness and justice. The earth is full of Your goodness. By Your word the heavens were made and You breathed into all of the host that dwell in the heavens. You gathered the waters of the sea together like a heap and laid up the deep in the storehouses. Let all of the earth fear You and all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of You. Father, we thank You for blessing our nation, and extending Your grace and mercy towards us. Thank You for protecting all of our borders and exposing evil plans against our country. We recognize that You protect us from all danger. Your steadfast love is from everlasting to everlasting. We love You, Lord, and bless Your Holy Name.
Father, we believe in Your Word. We confess that Your word that is spoken from our mouths will not return to You void, but it will accomplish what You please and prospers in the thing for which You send it. Therefore, we confess that we shall see Your goodness in the earth, and with expectant hearts we shall see the obliteration of terrorism throughout the world. We declare that all nations who trust in You will live quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty. We know that there is one God and one Mediator between You and men, which is Christ Jesus and we confess that Your Gospel will continue to spread throughout the world. We declare that Your peace that surpasses all understanding will be manifested and established throughout the world. Father, we trust You to surround us, Your people, with favor like a shield.
Father, we ask You to destroy the plans of all terroristic plots in this world. Continue to expose the network operations of terrorist groups. Lord, we ask You to continue to touch the hearts of all Christians to pray for all the nations of the world. Holy Spirit, remind us to pray for our country. Holy Spirit, please sustain the prayer movements in the world and increase the effectiveness of our prayers. We ask You to help our President. Give him Your wisdom, knowledge, confidence and peace. Touch the hearts of all world leaders to look to You for guidance and direction. Surround them with godly counsel and help them to hear Your voice.
Father, forgive us as a nation for our many sins. Forgive us for hypocrisy, injustice, oppression, greed, racism, sexism, ageism, elitism, deceit, lying, lewdness, pornography, selfish ambitions, lawlessness, rebellion, violence, hatred, partiality, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and slander. God, have mercy upon us and help us to continue to follow after You, as a nation. Forgive us for not representing Your Kingdom. Forgive us for not consistently praying about terrorism and for being insensitive to the terrorism that is occurring in other countries. Lord, remind our nation to be forgiving and help us to forgive.
Lead us not into temptation; but, deliver us from the evil one.
Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints. Who shall not fear You and glorify Your name? You alone are Holy. All nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments have been manifested. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 33:4-7, Psalm 33:12, Isaiah 55:11, Psalm 27:13, I Timothy 2:1-5, Philippians 4:6-7, Psalm 5:12, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 15:3-4