National Day of Prayer Service



Overview of Prayer Meeting

As we pray tonight, every Psalm will have suggested prayer topics but you are free to pray as the Lord leads you from each Psalm. 


Prayer of Illumination 

Scripture Reading                                                                                      

"Amen, Amen, I tell you: The one who believes in me will do the works that I am doing. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it."

John 14:12-14 EHV


Hymn: How Deep the Father's Love for Us (Insert)

Psalm 23 Prayers: Our Father in Heaven

The Lord is my shepherd. 

I lack nothing. 

He causes me to lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside quiet waters. 

He restores my soul. 

He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. 

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 

You set a table for me in the presence of my foes. You drench my head with oil. 

My cup is overflowing. 

Surely goodness and mercy will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.       

Psalm 23:1-6 EHV

Prayer Topics for Psalm 23

Thanks and Praise for the Lord's:

Watchcare, Provision, Giving Rest, Restoring Souls, Leading Us, Bringing Honor to Your Name, Presence, Protection, Hospitality and Favor, Generosity, Faithfulness Forever


Hymn #1 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God 


Psalm 2 Prayers: Thy Kingdom Come

Why do the nations rage? 

Why do the peoples grumble in vain? 

The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers join together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. 

"Let us tear off their chains and throw off their ropes from us." 

The one who is seated in heaven laughs. 

The Lord scoffs at them. 

Then he speaks to them in his anger, and in his wrath he terrifies them. 

"I have installed my King on Zion, my holy mountain." 

I will proclaim the decree of the Lord. 

He said to me: "You are my Son. Today I have begotten you. Ask me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance and the ends of the earth as your possession. You will smash them with an iron rod. You will break them to pieces like pottery." 

So now, you kings, do what is wise. 

Accept discipline, you judges of the earth. 

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, or he will be angry, and you will be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. How blessed are all who take refuge in him.                

Psalm 2:1-12 EHV

Prayer Topics for Psalm 2: 

Lord look down on all the rebellion against you! 

Lord listen to how boldly they deny Your Law!

Lord remind us how insignificant and powerless we are before you!

Lord send Your Spirit and remind the world that Jesus is King!

Lord give Jesus Fulton, IL and Clinton, IA as His inheritance!

Lord give the United States to Jesus as His inheritance!

Lord give ______________ (a nation on your heart) to Jesus as His inheritance!

Lord let our leaders especially ___________ be wise, honor Jesus Christ, and be blessed by taking refuge in Him!


Hymn #322 I Love To Tell the Story


Psalm 67 Prayers: Thy Will Be Done On Earth

May God be gracious to us and bless us. 

May his face shine on us— so that your way may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise you, O God. 

May the peoples praise you—all of them. 

May the countries be glad and sing for joy, because you rule the peoples with fairness, and you guide the countries of the earth. 

May the peoples praise you, O God. 

May the peoples praise you—all of them. 

The earth will yield its harvest. God, our God, will bless us. God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear him.         

Psalm 67:1-7 EHV 

Prayer Topics for Psalm 67:

Lord give your people in America's churches the desire to share the Good News of Jesus.

Lord give us your grace so your Law and your Gospel may be known everywhere on earth!

Lord pour out your Spirit so that people everywhere worship You through Jesus Christ!

Lord draw those people who seem so far from Christ especially __________.

Lord turn those who persecute Christians into evangelists and witnesses for Christ.

Lord draw our friends and families to Jesus Christ if they are far from You.


Other Prayers: Deliver Us from Evil


Closing Prayer & Benediction