NRB member and president of the National Day of Prayer Dr. Ronnie Floyd is calling upon thousands of U.S. churches, pastors, and Christians to join together in praying for America throughout the month of July with three specific prayer priorities in mind.
“While our allegiance is first to Jesus Christ and His Kingdom, where we are already citizens, our hearts are still broken over where our earthly nation is today,” expressed Floyd in a blog post just days before America celebrated the 242nd anniversary of its independence. “We are broken, torn, divided, and mean-spirited. Even with all of our faithful intercession for unity, the division in these last few weeks has been greater than ever.
“Yet, my hope is in the Lord,” Floyd continued, “and all of this indicates to me that Satan is fighting God’s people in a greater way now more than ever before. The spiritual warfare is great; therefore, we must fight this great battle with all of the power of God that we have now and will receive from the Lord Himself.”
The first prayer priority that Floyd has listed is in regard to the division and hatefulness pervading the nation today.
“Oh Lord, America is so divided and speech about and to each other is so hateful and un-Christlike, please flood this nation with a wave of understanding, God’s forgiveness, and love,” Floyd wrote.
The second prayer priority is an appeal for God to bring solutions to the complex and difficult challenges in America, including the immigration crisis, drug crisis, sexual harassment and abuse, racism, and poverty, among others.
More specifically, the prayer is for God to intervene with government leaders as they work to resolve the issues facing America.
The third prayer priority is for spiritual awakening in America.
“Spirit of God, convict the churches in our nation to wake up spiritually, agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily for the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America [to] occur in our generation,” Floyd wrote.
“Lord Jesus, we call upon You to bring spiritual awakening now in America, shaping the future of America, just as the Great Awakenings in our history have shaped our spiritual heritage as a nation,” he concluded.
To help guide prayer partners in their intercession, the July 2018 prayer priorities for America have been made available for download here.
Also, a related resource is available for purchase online and in bookstores. The resource, 31 Days of Prayer for My Nation, is a month-long devotional with contributions from National Day of Prayer leaders, staff, and friends — including Floyd, Tony Evans, Sammy Rodriquez, Frances Chan, Tony Perkins, and more. It is available for purchase here.
By NRB Staff
Published: July 5, 2018