Do you know that righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people? (Proverbs 14:34). That’s why this repentance prayer for the nation is necessary to bring us closer to God.
1. Repentance Prayer For The Nation: A Cry For Mercy
“…Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!” (Psalm 51:1-2)
Merciful Father, Your wound on the cross reminds me of the suffering you had to go through because of this nation. Have mercy on us my king and cleanse us with your precious blood which was shed on the cross. Clean this nation with your blood and make it whole once again. Please, redeem our souls from the shackles of sins so that we can be bold to testify of your everlasting mercies that are new every morning. We bow before you as a nation, and we pray that you have mercy on us; fill us with your grace and mercy. We approach your throne of grace with the hope that we receive mercy and also find grace to keep us going in a time of need.
2. Repentance Prayer For The Nation: Have Mercy On Us
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
Heavenly Father, We come to you in our sinful nature; not deserving Your presence or grace. We repent from all of our sins and attend to our prayers; Listen to our cries and show us Your mercy. Wash us with the blood of Jesus Christ, Your Son so that we can be bold to be called the sons of God. Blot out our names from the Book Of Death, and write it in the Book Of Life. I thank You, Lord, for accepting us back into Your fold.
3. Repentance Prayer For The Nation: Purge Our Heart
“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.” (Ezekiel 36:25-27)
Oh Lord, Listen to our cries for repentance, attend to our prayers merciful Father, forgive us our sins and make our land hold again. I know that corruption has filled the nation, and the earth has been cursed to withhold its goodness from the citizens of this great country. Please heavenly Father, we pray that you purge us from arrogance, pride, and greed that has eaten very deep into this nation; Create in us a clean new heart so that we can worship and adore You.
4. Repentance Prayer For The Nation: Sanctify Our Souls
But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. (1 Corinthians 1:30)
Father, we thank You for Your word and Your Promises, that if we humble ourselves and confess our sins, You’re faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We as a nation confess our transgressions and also renounce all our evil ways, and we believe that you will sanctify our souls and make us hold in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
5. Repentance Prayer For The Nation: We Accept Jesus Into Our Hearts
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name… (John 1:12)
Jesus, we strongly believe You are the Son of the living God. we believe that You died on the cross of calvary just for our redemption from sin and death. Thank You for restoring us back to the Father. We have decided to turn from our evil ways; our self-centeredness, wickedness, and other ways that don’t make You happy.
We completely surrender ourselves to You, and we receive your forgiveness and pray that you take Your rightful place in our lives. We’ve chosen to make You our Lord and Savior. Come and take Your place in our heart, fill us with your life and love, mould us to be like You. Live in every one of us, and let Your light be seen through us, in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
6. Repentance Prayer For The Nation: Give Us A Submissive Heart
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26)
Our King, We have come before You as a nation and we pray that You put in every one of us a pure and clean heart. Take away the former heart that is always craving sinful desires, bitterness, anger, and wickedness.; Create in us, a clean new heart filled with Your love, compassion, happiness, peace and joy.
Grant us the strength to be steadfast even in the face of adversities and trials, we know we can’t do it on our own and that’s why we are asking for Your wisdom, power and strength to carry on even in a bad situation.
7. Repentance Prayer For The Nation: Give Us Your Righteousness
“…This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.” (Isaiah 54:17)
Righteous Father, we as a nation desire to be more like Jesus in every single way. We pray that You help us as a nation to fervently pursue righteousness. It’s true that we have all sinned against You and gone short of Your glory, but please help us be like Jesus Christ in the way we walk and talk. Let the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe be our portion. Help us to never be shaken and remember us forever. We thank You for Your righteousness, Amen.
8. Repentance Prayer For The Nation: Send Us The Comforter
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me (John 15:26)
Almighty God, We call upon You today because we desire to repent of our iniquity and never go back to it. I know our spirit is willing, but our flesh is weak, this is why we have come to ask that You send us the Holy Spirit into our life and nation; to direct our paths so that we may not go astray again. Thanking You for sending us the Comforter to intercede and comfort us even in the midst of our storm.
9. Teach Us Your Ways
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. (Psalm 32:8)
Teach us Your ways, O God, that we may live according to Your truth. Give us a new heart that is pure and holy, so that we will honour You. And just like You Lord promised in the book of Isaiah 54:13, let all our children be taught of the Lord; and let His peace be upon us, in Jesus name, amen.
10. Thank You For Your Salvation (Psalm 12: 10 – 11)
Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy. Psalm 28:6
Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your great mercy and loving-kindness that is new every morning; it is sure and steadfast throughout the day – to strengthen and hold. Thank You for accepting us like the rich man in the bible accepted his prodigal son.
Even as unworthy as we are, Heavenly Father, You allowed us to approach Your throne of grace and allowed us to tap from the mercy that is available to all through Jesus Christ. Thank You for making us holy through Your salvation.
Finally, My Breathens…
Though our sins be as scarlet the Lord has decided to wash us as white as snow; this is because God’s love for us is so great, and even while we were yet sinners, Jesus Christ came and died for us. And as many as received him, to them gave He gave them the power to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name (John 1:12 KJV)”.
Please, also note that while God is rich in mercy, He’s also a consuming fire. Thus, don’t always continue in sin because of the grace that is available. Paul said, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God Forbid…” (Romans 6:1-2).
Let’s us as a nation try not to go back to our evil ways, and God bless us all, in Jesus name. Amen.