A Daily Prayer based on Ezra 1-2

Lord God, We worship you this day as the God of heaven, the God who gives to men the kingdoms of the earth. We pray for our civic leaders – for our mayor, for our governor, for our president, for all who hold elected office – that you will move in their hearts to fulfill your word. May they recognize those things that you have appointed them to do, and be faithful to do them. I also pray that you will move in my heart and in the hearts of ______________________, and stir our spirits to do those things you have called us to do. You are building your church and advancing your kingdom. Show us what our place is in your plan to build your house, the church of Jesus Christ. May we offer the spiritual gifts that you have given us to this task. I pray too that you will stir our spirits to give free will offerings according to our ability so that your work may go forward. Through our generosity, may your work be richly supplied with everything necessary. Just as Ezra’s contemporaries returned, each one to his own town, so I pray that you will give us a heart for our own city. Move us to desire and pray for its restoration, its health, and its prosperity. Use us to make our city and our nation what you want them to be. In Jesus’ name we ask these things, amen.

"There is no better way to pray according to the will of God than by praying his own word back to him. These daily prayers are crafted, as much as possible, to incorporate the very words of the Scripture."

About Bryan Fischer:

Bryan Fischer, the author of these prayers, is a graduate of Stanford University and Dallas Theological Seminary. Before joining the AFA family in 2009, he pastored in Boise, Idaho for 25 years and served for one session as the chaplain of the Idaho state senate.


Never before in the history of our country has America faced a moral crisis like the one before us today. The foundations of our government are crumbling right before our eyes. Our churches are abandoning God, our families are in shambles. There is only one hope for restoration - the Lord Jesus Christ.

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