Jesus welcomed the people, taught them about the Kingdom of God and healed those in need. Luke 9:11


Prayer for the ‘Heart’ of the Nation

In an election year, the one question that rings out over this nation is ‘Who will govern us for the next four years? ’However, God’s bigger question is, ‘Will My people choose Me as the “highest authority” over their hearts? Will they choose My ways and order so that I can bring My loving restoration, safety, and future?’ These times of choosing ‘Who will rule over us?’ bring uncertainty, and often fear. Instead of reacting to the fear, there is an invitation to pray for God’s loving restoration of the hearts and families of the nation.  

Why pray for the nation in an election year?

  • Simply, because God gets our attention in times like these.
  • The mandate of Ellel Ministries is to bring the heart of God to the heart of man at every level of man’s existence.

Why pray for hearts and families?

We've learned over many years that it is within hearts and families that the destruction comes first. To the Ephesians, Paul reveals a unique pattern of prayer. He addressed his prayer to the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named (Eph 3:14-15). This is a profound statement indicating the origin of all families: the Father, Creator of the whole universe. As Father, He has prepared a redemption plan and a future for each family in His Son, Jesus. He then places them strategically within a nation; rooted and grounded in His love and ways so they may bring His life to their surroundings. We believe that praying for restored hearts and families is praying for God’s ways and purposes in a nation. Governments can do only so much, but when the DNA of hearts and families changes, the nation changes.

What does praying for the hearts of the families of this nation mean?

It is praying for God’s heart in you as part of His family, for your heart of influence in your family, for the wider church family as the heart of this nation, and all families of the nation as the heart that gives life to the nation. Each month we focus on and pray for a different part of the heart and the family.

Who can pray?

Anyone and everyone. If you have a desire to change and be restored in His love so that His heart is reflected in you and you want to ask for His heart in your family, in the church, and all the families of the nation, you are welcome to join.

How do you join?

First Tuesday of each month, 18:30-19:45

Join from 18:30, click on the link


Prayer for the Heart of the Nation Calendar at Shere House (Pretoria) and KZN

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Tuesday 7 May 2024

Tuesday 4 June 2024

Tuesday 2 July 2024

Tuesday 6 August 2024

Tuesday 3 September 2024

Tuesday 1 October 2024

Tuesday 5 November 2024

Tuesday 3 December 2024