July 8: A Prayer for Peace in the United States

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us in praying for PEACE in the United States.  Below is a prayer for you to declare as we expect God to move on our behalf.  The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.  Let’s PRAY!

Pastor Suzette Caldwell

Board Chair & President, The Prayer Institute

A Prayer for Peace in the United States


Almighty Father, we thank You for blessing our nation with your provision and protection throughout its history. We thank You for being faithful to Your covenant towards humankind, even when we have not been faithful to You. Thank You for extending Your mercy and grace in spite of our actions towards You and our neighbor. You are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. We praise Your great and awesome Name. Your Name is holy! You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased.

Loving Father, bend down and hear our prayer. Please answer us, for we need Your help. Countless lives are being destroyed and our communities are in need of Your divine presence, wisdom and guidance. In Jesus’ name, we destroy the wicked plans of the devil to divide the citizens of our nation. We cancel the assignments of the demonic spirits of murder, division, hatred and violence. Peace, be still in our nation! Peace, be still in every branch of government!  Peace, be still in our law enforcement and judicial systems! Peace, be still in the hearts of our citizens! We command justice to run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream with the hearts of EVERY American.

Holy Spirit, comfort the families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five Dallas police officers. All of their lives were needlessly destroyed. Increase you wisdom, knowledge and discernment in every leader as they collaborate to calm the unrest in our nation and destroy the social strands of racism.

Comfort the citizens of Baton Rouge, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Dallas. Guide parents of every ethnicity on how to talk with their children in a way that will not instill hatred, fear, anger and unforgiveness. Let your Truth prevail over prejudice, bias, tradition and misunderstanding.

Merciful Father, forgive our nation for all acts of racism, injustice and insensitivity. Forgive those who know the Truth, but remain silent. Father, please have mercy on our country. Holy Spirit, help the families of those who have been murdered to forgive. Help all of us to be forgiving and to love each other.

Holy Spirit, help of all of us not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.


Gracious Father, You alone are God. You are the First and the Last. You laid the foundations of the earth; Your right hand spread out the heavens above.  You are Holy!

Scripture References for the Written Text – Psalm 86:15, Psalm 99:3, Revelation 4:11, Psalm 86:1, Mark 4:39, Amos 5:24, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 48:12-13

Prepared by The Prayer Institute, prayerinstitute.com



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