Texas is known for its distinct qualities as compared to its neighboring states. Aside from being located in the south and having a warm climate, Texas is known to be a conservative state. It is also known as a state where many special forces and elite US military soldiers have come from. Given its conservative stance, values, and traditions are still upheld that are contrary to other liberal states.
Father in heaven, I pray for the state of Texas that the conservative values and traditions it holds won’t just remain for the sake of holding values and traditions, but people will see the purpose and meaning of why their Christian forefathers instilled those values and traditions. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
What can I pray for Texas?
One thing you can pray for the state of Texas is related to its conservative-leaning. There is nothing inherently wrong with being conservative. In fact, one of the things that makes Texas a healthier psychosocial environment compared to other states is that liberal ideologies are not all that prevalent in schools and in the corporate world, as compared to other states. The chances of finding teachers in schools trying to educate children about finding their identity are less likely, compared to liberal states.
That is because Texas still upholds values and traditions from the past as well as its conservative views. Some of those values and traditions actually have Christian roots, even if most people don’t know it. In that regard, you can pray that Texas will continue to resist and uphold that which is right and never succumb to liberal ideologies, where reason and truth have already been forgotten.
To balance it out, pray that Texas, on the other hand, won’t also reach the point of being so extremely conservative to the point of legalism, in Christian terms. Values and traditions are there for a reason. It is there for the good of the people, whether in social, economic, psychological, cultural, or any other aspect. It gives order to what would otherwise be chaos, but too much order can also be tyrannical.
Another quality of the state of Texas is the number of guns and the number of people who carry guns. If you are a robber and try to rob a person on the street, chances are that the person is also carrying a gun, and several other people on the street might also have one. Now the ownership of guns is not inherently wrong.
Therefore, there is no need to pray that people will stop buying guns. What you can pray for, however, is that the people who own and carry guns shall be responsible gun owners. That means having the proper training so that when they have to use it, they solve a problem rather than cause more problems with collateral damage because they lack training. You can also pray that gun owners in Texas will always be responsible gun owners and shall always do their due diligence to ensure that no one will be harmed whenever they carry or handle their firearms. Of course, you can pray that, despite there being many people owning guns, the rate of gun violence will drop.
Texas, despite being hot in climate, is actually prone to hurricanes. That is something else you can include in your prayer. You can pray for the people of Texas to always be safe and ready for every hurricane that may come and that no extreme damage shall be done to the properties or people of that state.
How can I pray for Texas?
You can pray for Texas by praying for the things that are unique to Texas, like high gun ownership, its conservative views, being prone to hurricanes, and many more. In a sense, those are Texas’ specific or unique needs and, therefore, something you can pray about. You can also say general prayers regardless of the state, country, or people. For example, praying for the Gospel to proliferate, for an awakening to happen in the hearts of the people of Texas, for Christians in Texas to be bold in preaching the Gospel, for economic prosperity, a good government, and many more.
In (6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7), it is written that we are to present our prayer requests to God, whose peace that transcends all understanding shall guard our hearts and minds. What are the concerns that you have regarding Texas? Can they continue being conservative, upholding values, and resisting liberal ideologies that confuse children? Is it the purpose of the Gospel to spread more rampant in every city? Is it for the governor to come to know Christ? Whatever those concerns are, you must present them to God in your prayers. In ( I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 1 Timothy 2:1), it is written that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving must be made for all people.
Below are two examples of prayers that you can pray for the state of Texas:
Heavenly Father, I pray for my home state, the state of Texas, that it will continue to raise responsible people. I pray that people shall not forsake and forget the values instilled in them by those in the past and that they shall instill the same values in their children, raising them to become responsible and strong adults who can face whatever challenges arise in life. I pray that Texas shall continue to uphold those values, even in the education sector, and that Texas shall never succumb to liberal ideologies. Also, from its legislative and local government officials, I pray that they shall continue to uphold those values and never make laws that are evil in Your sight. May they continue to fight for that which is right and not forsake reason and truth upon which societies have been built. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Father in heaven, I pray for the gun owners here in the state of Texas that they shall all be responsible gun owners and see to it that they have the proper training in handling and carrying firearms. Therefore, when they have to use it, they have the proper tactical training not to cause unnecessary damage. I also pray that You will protect Texas from the coming hurricanes and that no extreme damage to the properties and lives of the people shall occur. Most of all, I pray for the Gospel to proliferate in this state and that You will cause the body of Christ here to be bold in proclaiming the Good News to everyone. I pray for open doors in the campuses and workplaces where the Gospel can be preached, as well as into the ears of government leaders. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Praying for your state and country is a thing you can do regularly. Remember that as Christians, our prayers are powerful and working, as written in ( Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16.) Despite God knowing everything that we intend to pray, a prayer is an act of trust and dependence on God. God ordained prayers as a means by which He would cause things to happen.