There is no doubt that praying for your family or friends is very personal. Praying for an entire country can feel very different, way less personal. Maybe it all depends on our perspective?
In Psalm 2:8 we are told, “Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.”
In their song, You Said, Hillsong sings, “Ask and I’ll give the nations to you. Oh, Lord, that’s the cry of my heart. Distant shores and the islands will see Your light as it rises on us.”
Do you have a desire to pray for nations, but feel like you need some help? Here is a great website: www.prayercast.com. This site features videos like the one above and also provides prayer points and summaries of featured countries.
God, very specifically, asks the nations to come to Him. Until every tongue, tribe, and nation has heard the Good News of Jesus, let’s not shy away from asking God for the nations!