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7 Prayers for Our Troubled World

7 Prayers for Our Troubled World

Bible Verse for Prayers for our Troubled WorldHave you ever watched the news only to feel more depressed than informed and a strong desire to pray for the world? Does the condition of our world break your heart into a million pieces? Do you wish you could do something to help yet feel powerless at the mention of recent events? 

You are not alone, there are millions of people who feel this way. Contrary to popular belief there are still good people in this world, people who truly want to help others and do the best that they can. You're one of those people and we are grateful for you!

So how can you help a world that's destroying itself faster than you canPrayers for our troubled world Facebook PostLike this Content on Facebook blink? Go to the only One who can change everything with just one word. Go to God. PRAY. Pray earnestly, pray continually, and pray in faith because no prayer ever made goes in vain.

Why Do We Need To Pray For Our World 

With disease, unrest, war, starvation and so much more plaguing our world today, the real question is, why not pray? Our world is broken and prayer is one of the most powerful weapons we as humans have to fix it.

In fact, as Christians, it is not only our desire to pray for the world but also our responsibility. We have a power within us that can make changes in the world without even lifting a finger, so why not use that power?  This is why we are reminded in 2 Chronicles 7:14  that if we, Christians, will humble ourself and pray, God will heal the world.  

We need to pray for our world because we can, because it works and because it's good for our souls. Prayer not only changes things around us, it also changes things within us.

If you've been dealing with mental health issues, praying for the world will help you just as much as it helps them. You will get closer to God, you will see His hand move for others and begin to believe that it will move for you too. You will realize that you're put here for a purpose and that this world needs you so much more than you know.Prayers for our Troubled World Pinterest Image

What Does The Bible Say About Praying For The World?

The Bible teaches us there are various types of prayer and each is a powerful tool in transforming our world. James 5:16 tells us that "the earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results." If you are saved by Jesus, you are made righteous through Him. Therefore your prayers have great power and produce wonderful results. So pray.

Pray for the world, pray for its leaders, pray for the hearts of people, pray for it all because prayer works. 

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” -Jeremiah 29:7

Prayer is the first thing God wants us to do when we don't know what to do. He wants it to be our first response, not our last resort.

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5 Prayer Points For The World Today

 When we pray for the world it is important to remember the below five prayer points.  

  1. Peace - Pray for peace in every heart and nation.

  2. Protection - Pray for God's protection over His creation.

  3. Healing - Pray for healing over the physical, mental, and spiritual health of all people.

  4. Wisdom - Pray for God's wisdom to be deposited into the minds of all people but especially the leaders of our world.

  5. Salvation - Pray for salvation, because it's the most important thing in the world.

7 Powerful Prayers For Our Troubled World

We all know that prayer has the power to change things and we want to be able to pray world-changing prayers. The thing is, many of us have no idea how. How do we pray meaningful prayers for people we would probably never know personally? 

The problems seem huge, we sometimes feel disconnected and we're not sure if a little prayer from someone like us will make a difference, but it will, it always does. Especially when we pray God's Word back to Him.

Here are 7 powerful prayers for our world, based on God's Word:

A Prayer for World Peace and Healing

A Prayer for World Peace and Healing

“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”  - 2 Chronicles 7:14

Dear God, your word says that you will heal our land if we humble ourselves, turn from our wicked ways and pray. Today, I come to you not perfect but called and redeemed by you. I pray that you will bring peace and healing to a world that so desperately needs it. I know that not everyone has turned from their wicked ways, Lord, but the world needs restoration. Please send help and show me how I can help. In Jesus' name, I pray, amen.

intercession prayers for the world today

A Intercessory Prayers for the World

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. - Ephesians 6:18

Lord, I want to be an intercessor in a world that needs constant prayer and covering. The enemy has waged war, but I'm ready today to fight back with the most powerful weapon I have. I will continue to pray for your people, Lord, because the world needs you every moment of every day. I will stay alert and I will come to you in prayer all the time. I believe that you never fail to hear me and that you always answer, so my prayers for the world will not stop. Please keep me strong in my prayer life God, so that I can continue to cover the world in prayer. Amen.A Prayer for World Leaders

A Prayer for World Leaders

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray in this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” - 1 Timothy 2:1-5

Heavenly Father, today I come to you in prayer for the leaders of our world. Lord, the leaders in power now have the authority to change things and make things better for each nation. So I pray that you will give them the wisdom and discernment to do what is right and Godly. Help them to lead your people in a way that brings glory to you. Give them the strength they need to deal with all the obstacles they face and give them a heart that wants to do what is pleasing to you and right for the people. In Jesus' name, I pray, amen.A Prayer for the World Changers

A Prayer for the World Changers

“See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” - Isaiah 60:2-3

Dear God, today I want to pray for the world changers. The missionaries and the people who want to go out there and shine your light as bright as possible. For the people who have the heart to take action and to serve others, for the ones who have the courage to believe that they can actually change things, I pray for your presence. Be with them and give them the wisdom to make decisions and do the things that please you, not the world. Because I know that anything that pleases you, will be good for the world.  Amen.

A Prayer For Persecuted Christians Around the World

A Prayer For Persecuted Christians Around the World

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

Lord, your Word says that the nation who serves you as their God is blessed. So today I want to pray for the people that chose to serve you within the nations that have chosen not to. I pray that you will help them and keep them safe. Give them the wisdom and power to spread your Word so far and wide that the entire nation comes to serve you. Give them peace and hope along with the faith to believe that you will protect them through it all. In Jesus' name, I pray, amen.

A Prayer of Gratitude for God’s Mercy in the World

“We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.” Daniel 9:19

Dear Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. This world is wicked and undeserving of mercy, but today, because of you, I am able to come to the Father in prayer. Lord, we are your children and I know we bear your name so today I want to thank you for your mercy on us and for the willingness you have to continue to help your people. I have no doubt that your mercy is new every morning, and that no matter how evil the world has become, you still love us all. I trust that you will do what only you can do to make the world a better place because you are merciful and just. We love you, and we are grateful, in Jesus' name, amen

A Prayer for the Global Church

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.  - 1 Corinthians 12:2-14

God, your word says that in one Spirit, we all were baptized into one body. So today I come to you in prayer for that body. Lord, I pray that you will give the global church the knowledge, wisdom and resources it needs to represent you in the world. Let the world changers, world leaders, and prayer warriors come from this body Lord. Be with the pastors, leaders, evangelists and missionaries that are trying to make the world a better place, one salvation at a time. In Jesus' name, I pray, amen.

If you have prayed these prayers, know that God has heard you and that He will be faithful to answer. Your prayers will not go in vain because God cares about this world more than anyone could ever  imagine. Things can and will get better, trust Him.

If you need additional help processing what is going on in the world, consider talking to a Christian therapist.  You can locate a Christian therapist near you by searching the  Therapy For Christians directory

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 Christian Counselor in Maryland, New York and New Jersey Corine Williams, Ph.D.Corine Williams, Ph.D. is Clinical Psychologist that is currently seeing clients in the States of Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. You can find out more about her practice by visiting www.therapyforchristians.com/corinewilliams. In addition to providing individual therapy, Dr. Williams is also passionate about writing books and designing merchandise that educate, uplift, and normalize mental health subject in the Christian community. You can find out more about her at  www.booksbycorine.com or by visiting her amazon profile here:  https://www.amazon.com/Corine-Hyman/e/B00AWZ5FL2

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