Prayer for Our Nation
Kenneth E. Hagin prayed the following at a prayer meeting held on the Rhema Campus on January 31, 1983.
You follow me and let’s agree:
Heavenly Father, we come again tonight. We come in the Name of Jesus — not our name, not our power, not our holiness, not even our goodness — but we come in the Name of Jesus, washed in His blood, robed in His righteousness. We come because You told us to come. You said in Your Holy Word for us to come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain help and grace to help in the time of need. Thank You, Father. We are exhorted in Your Word to pray, to intercede, to supplicate, and to give thanks for ALL who are in authority, that Christians — that believers — everywhere may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
We pray for our leaders — our President, every member of Congress, the Supreme Court, the president’s cabinet, everyone that’s in authority — that divine wisdom and grace will be given unto them. And direction will be given unto them.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would try to dominate and rule in our own nation. We rise up against that darkness. We rise up against those spirits and dispel the darkness. In the Name of Jesus, we command the devil to take his hand OFF of the political scene of our nation. We pray for every politician, everyone that’s in office, that they’ll not be so concerned about politics, that they’ll not be so party conscious, but that they’ll be concerned about our nation as a whole — and above all, put God first.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil, the demons of hell that would endeavor to dominate the financial scene of our nation. We pray for the economy of our nation. We pray about the unemployed. We pray that the economy will be turned around, and everyone that wants a job will find a job, and that we will be prosperous as a whole — as a nation — to continue to carry the gospel around the world. We command the devil and all of his cohorts: Take your hand OFF of the financial scene of our nation.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would endeavor to dominate the domestic scene of our nation. We command you, Satan, and all of your cohorts: Take your hand OFF the domestic scene of our nation. May there be peace. May there be tranquility. May there be understanding from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. We sweep the air clean from demons — powers of evil that would hinder, that would dominate. In the Name of Jesus!
We come against all forces that are wrong. And Father, we pray with our understanding as best we know how. We’re instructed to do so. Yet we sense in our spirit that our spirits have not prayed as they would like. We remember that Paul said that if I pray in an unknown tongue, MY spirit prayeth, MY spirit, by the Holy Spirit within me prayeth. So the great, mighty Spirit of God dwells in us. He is our Helper. He is our Counselor. He is our Advocate. He is our Intercessor. He is our Standby. He will help us. We trust Him to help us to pray in this area and about our nation and the leaders and all that are in authority. Help us to pray as we ought to pray, and about things that we don’t even know to pray. And so, we trust Him. He will give us utterance. And we will pray and intercede and give thanks in the Spirit.