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Below is an illustrative, sample prayer for any particular people, country, nation, state, city or region.

Accronym.  Prayer.  Bible Verse, Reference or Note.

Father God, [Matthew 6:6-9; Ephesians 3:14; 1 Peter 1:17]

PRAISE: [Psalms 100:4-5]

Hallelujah! [Psalms 107:8; Psalms 146:1; Psalms 150:6]


You for the exceeding riches of Your glorious grace in kindness toward us through Christ Jesus by which we are: freely favored in the beloved, redeemed by His blood, forgiven all our sins, and righteous. [Ephesians 1:6-7; Ephesians 2:7; 2 Corinthians 5:21]

You are an awesome God.  [Psalms 33:8]

Thank You, LORD: For saving my soul; for making me whole; for giving to me, Thy great salvation, So rich and free! [Colossians 1:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Luke 17:15-19; Hymn: ”Thank you, Lord”]


O loving and merciful God, You are not willing that ANY should perish but that ALL come to repentance! [2 Peter 3:9]


I lift up the people / land of ______________ to You.

I ask that You:


   Pour out the Holy Spirit, [Joel 2:28-29; Acts 2:17-18]

   Stretch out Your [saving] Hand, [Psalms 144:7]

   Shine forth Your Light, [Isaiah 9:2; Isaiah 60:1; Genesis 1:2-4; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 2 Peter 1:19]

   Upon this land.

[make ready]:


   Draw (attract like a magnet), [John 6:44]

   More and diverse people toward You

   (including Your people’s enemies, too). [Matthew 5:44]

a great and effectual door that no one can shut… [Revelation 3:8; Colossians 4:3; 1 Corinthians 16:9]

   Send forth harvest laborers. [Matthew 9:37-38; Luke 10:2]

   Raise up more and more effectual prayer intercessors. [James 5:16; 1 Timothy 2:1].

   Plow the hardened ground. [which blocks seed from penetrating into soil]

   Remove the resistant rocks [soil space diminishing]

   and thorn weeds. [choking, competing][cares of life, deceitfulness of riches, and the lust for other things].

   Cultivate the soil of their hearts

   [o.u.r.] to be open and understanding to receive Your eternal salvation gospel Seed. [Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:14-20; Luke 8:11-15; James 1:21]



Cause Your Word to have free course [2 Thessalonians 3:1] [Flowing like a life-giving stream in this parched land]

(with power and confirming true signs, wonders and miracles), [Mark 16:20; Romans 15:19; 2 Thessalonians 2:9]

and to be communicated from Your appointed preaching sources  [i.e. by whatever means] [Matthew 24:14; Mark 16:15; Acts 8:25; Romans 10:15; 1 Corinthians 1:17; Ephesians 3:7-8; 2 Timothy 1:11; Revelation 14:6]


Implant into their cultivated hearts [James 1:21; 1 Corinthians 3:6-7, 3:9]

the Word that needs to be heard, [Mark 4:14-20; Acts 4:4; Acts 8:14; Acts 13:48; Ephesians 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 2:13]

The Seed they need…. [Luke 8:11]

The grace gift gospel; [Acts 20:24; Ephesians 2:8-9; Ephesians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4]

Your glory, goodness, greatness; [Psalms 57:5; Psalms 48:1; Psalms 86:5; Psalms 100:5]

And grace-based godly living for believers. [Titus 2:11-12]

5. PROPOGATE [reproduction]:
[g.i.m.p.] Cause Your Word to grow, increase, multiply and prevail and be glorified: [Acts 6:7; Acts 12:24; Acts 19:20] [2 Thessalonians 3:1]

To accomplish Your pleasure;

To prosper in saving people…Your eternal treasure. [Isaiah 55:11]

[a.i.m.] Add daily, increase and multiply Your people in this land. [Acts 2:41; Acts 5:14; Acts 11:24; Acts 16:5; Acts 6:1; Acts 6:7; Acts 9:31]

[p.a.d.] And the more Your people are persecuted / prosecuted, afflicted / alienated and discriminated / deprived, may the more Your people exponentially thrive. [Exodus 1:12; 1 Thessalonians1:6] [i.e., multiply and grow both numerically, and spiritually (in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ - 2 Peter 3:18)]


May Your people be:

   Perceiving Your presence; [i.e. Christ conscious] [Psalms 16:11; Psalms 89:15]

   Constantly praising, rejoicing and thanking You; [Psalms 34:1; Hebrews 13:15; Philippians 4:4; Ephesians 5:20]

   Praying always; [1 Thessalonians 5:17]

   Performing Your perfect will. [Romans 12:2]

   Spirit-filled to overflowing: [Psalms 23:5; John 7:38-39; Ephesians 5:18]

   Love, joy and peace enjoying; [Galatians 5:22; Romans 14:17, 15:13]

   Wisdom and power glowing; [Daniel 2:23, 5:14; Acts 1:8, 6:3]

   Perseverance ongoing; [Hebrews 13:3; Romans 12:12]

   Good works evermore showing. [Matthew 5:16; James 2:18]

   [Pro... 4] Producing much fruit spiritually; [John 15:5, 15:8]

   Prospering in all areas of life; [spirit, soul, body, social, ministry, financial] [Genesis 39:3; Genesis 39:23; Psalms 1:3; 3 John 1:2]

   Protecting them from evil and strife; [2 Thessalonians 3:1-2]

   Providing fully all their need in Jesus Christ: [Philippians 4:19]

       [r.a.in] Renewed mind; [Romans 12:2]

       Abundant life; [John 10:10b]

       Completely-filled in Jesus Christ. [Colossians 2:10]

In Jesus name, [John 14:13-14; John 15:16; John 16:23]

Amen. [Matthew 6:13]

Copyright 2014, 2015 by MB Tozer

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