National Day Of Prayer

Prayer Topics

We want you to have all of the resources you need. Below you will find a list of prayer topics for you to use during your time of prayer.

Prayer Topics

Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church, Family


Pray for your leaders, as well as the judges in our courts. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.

(I Kings 3:28; I Timothy 2:1-2; Exodus 18:21; Proverbs 11:3; Romans 13:1-2)

  • Provide leaders with wise and godly counselors who will provide honest wisdom and encouragement
  • Well up humility in the hearts of leaders to make apologies or adjustments when these things are necessary
  • Lord, pour out a spirit of cooperation between elected leaders
  • Break down the barriers that are built up by selfish ambition for personal power
  • Safeguard the marriages and families of elected leaders who spend large portions of time away from home
  • God, give leaders clarity to know what issues are most important to dedicate their time toward
  • Soften the hearts of leaders to hear and understand the needs of the communities they serve
  • Bring a spirit of harmony and righteousness among the staff members who work to support each elected leader
  • Protect leaders from falling into temptations of bribes, unfaithfulness or straying from what they know is right. Lord, protect them from the plots of evil to stand for what You have established

Federal Government - Joe Biden President, Kamala Harris Vice President, Antony Blinken Secretary of State, Dr. Janet Yellen Secretary of the Treasury, Lloyd Austin Secretary of Defense, Merrick Garland Attorney General, Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior, Tom Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture, Gina Raimondo Secretary of Commerce, Marty Walsh Secretary of Labor, Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marcia Fudge Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Pete Buttigieg Secretary of Transportation, Jennifer Granholm Secretary of Energy, Dr. Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education, Denis McDonough Secretary of Veterans Affairs, lejandro Mayorkas Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Regan Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Avril Haines Director of National Intelligence, Katherine Tai United States Trade Representative, Linda Thomas-Greenfield United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Cecilia Rouse Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Isabel Guzman Administrator of the Small Business Administration, Ron Klain Chief of Staff.

State Government - Mike DeWine Governor, Jon Husted Lt. Governor, Dave Yost Attorney General, Keith Faber Auditor of the State, Frank LaRose Secretary of State, Robert Sprague Treasurer of State, Maureen O’Connor Chief Justice, Justices: Sharon L. Kennedy Patrick F. Fischer, R. Patrick DeWine, Michael P. Donnelly, Melody J. Stewart, Jennifer Brunner.

Local Government - Aftab Pureval Mayor of Cincinnati, Jan-Michele Kearney Vice Mayor, Victoria Parks President Pro Tem, Council Members: Jeff Cramerdings, Reggie Harris, Mark Jeffrys, Scotty Johnson, Liz Keating, Greg Landsman, Meeka Owens; City of Batavia: Fire Chief Kevin L. Riley and Police Chief Jim Young; City of Georgetown: Fire Chief Chuck Savage and Police Chief Robert Freeland; Pierce Township: Fire Chief Craig Wright.


“He appointed military officers over the people and assembled them...and encouraged them with these words: ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him. With him only is the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles...’” (2 Chronicles 32:6-8)

  • pray for the leaders to make wise and righteous decisions based on Biblical principles rather than personal career gains
  • Lord, help all military personnel see You working in their daily lives, that You are with them, whether they are in the field, at home, or abroad
  • Remove stigmas for seeking medical attention for mental and physical needs
  • God, hold the families of service members close, and may they look to You for the strength and peace that only You can give
  • Comfort the spouses who are separated due to military jobs—keep these marriages strong
  • Lord, keep the hearts of the military from being desensitized to violence while keeping them strengthened through battles. Only You can provide such a balance.
  • Move service members to seek the Lord and family for comfort, rather than overuse of substances


“...Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)

  • Lord, encourage the believers who are called to use their creative gifts to glorify You and cultivate a culture of concern for one another
  • Teach us to use the news as prayer prompts and ideas for how to serve our local community
  • Pour out wisdom for people who bring funding to entertainment media to fund things that are wholesome and speak the truth of God
  • Send creativity for artists to create thought-provoking works of art and entertainment that point towards Your redemptive plan for humanity
  • fill the hearts of artists who can fill stadiums with adoring fans but still feel alone—You are the only one who can make them whole
  • Guide news professionals to seek truth and gather evidence, to present the issues of the day clearly and honestly
  • Strengthen the Christians in these spheres to boldly stand for Biblical truth in the writer’s rooms, board meetings and creative processes


“I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. He is a master craftsman, expert in working...” (Exodus 31:3-4)

  • Reveal
  • May each business leader be of great character: of integrity, humbleness of spirit and heart, honest in speech and actions, empathetic and vulnerable.
  • Lord, raise up a workforce that is filled with a spirit of excellence and unity in all they do
  • Dispel any false belief that a person’s value comes from a job title—let the truth ring out that a person is valuable because they are image bearers of You, their Creator
  • Pour out a spirit of generosity onto the mountain of Business like never before
  • May the gifts of the work of their hands be a great blessing to each family and community
  • Father, open the hearts of business leaders to be soul-searching, to cast out any greed, selfish ambition and idols and lay them on the altar of repentance
  • Give shift leaders hearts genuinely concerned with the overall wellbeing of their workers



“If you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:3-6)

  • Father, Stir the hearts of parents to take an active role in the academic, spiritual, and emotional formation of their children
  • God, guide school boards to be wise in choosing curriculums that uphold the truth of the Word
  • Move the hearts of funding leaders to prioritize the needs teachers and students have for classroom materials
  • Give Christian parents a missionary mindset to minister to teachers in their children’s lives
  • Lord, draw near to teachers in the classroom and teach them to rely on the Holy Spirit throughout the day rather than their own strength
  • Set young people free from the hopelessness, despair, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and substance abuse
  • Bless teachers with an outpouring of grace and endurance of such magnitude it overflows onto their students, their schools, and their communities
  • Turn the hearts of students to see their worth and value in their Creator and Savior, rather than test scores, athletic performance or social media following
  • Pour out discernment on older students and their parents to know what path You have for them transitioning into adulthood

“So then, just as you received Jesus Christ as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” (Colossians 2:6-8)

  • God, use Your Church as a beacon of light and joy to a world that is searching for answers
  • Jesus, give your pastors keen wisdom and insight that is in tune with your Spirit so they would never lose sight of the mission of Your Church
  • Lord, open hearts in the church to care for people outside the church, to be praying for them, and to become visibly and tangibly concerned and help them in their needs and struggles
  • Bring a focus on exalting You above all else, to pastors, church staff, volunteers, and lay leaders
  • Stir the Holy Spirit among the body to actively participate in disciplining one another in Scripture
  • Father, burden the Church with urgency to share the Gospel with passion and the power of the Spirit
  • Remind us to eagerly look for ways to use our time, talents, and treasures to build up the Body of Christ



“If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” (Mark 3:25)

  • Wisdom in choosing a spouse; to be equally yoked together in faith
  • Grant us humility, and with that humility bring stability and peace to families
  • Give husbands and wives the grace to consider each other before self
  • Endurance for single parents or grandparents stepping in as parents
  • Comfort for families moving forward through grief
  • Strengthen families who also serve as caretakers for medically fragile family members
  • Give empty-nest parents comfort in transition and the vision to grasp their new role as full-time intercessors for adult kids
  • Harmony in blended families
  • Create a means of escape and healing from harmful family dynamics


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