Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the USA than it is in Mexico. It is a regional celebration in Mexico, while all over the United States people are eating “tacos” and guac and listening to mariachi music.

However, since we are focusing on Mexico, I feel it’s a great time for us to pray specifically for our friends and neighbors to the south.

Here’s a list of prayer categories that I’m using for this Cinco de Mayo.

Will you join me and take Cinco Minutos today to pray for Mexico?

Cinco Prayers for Mexico

  1. Pray for the government leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-2) – the national leaders, whether we like them or not, need wisdom to make the decisions they make.
  2. Pray for a strong church (Ephesians 4:16-17) – the local church needs to be strengthened, and I mean each individual of the church needs to have strength in their inner being as they rely on the Lord to use them in their community.
  3. Pray for sin (and violence) to be restrained (Ephesians 6) – there is much violence and injustice in the world. My prayer is that this violence will diminish and God’s Word will move forward (see #4).
  4. Pray for the gospel to advance through the local church and missionaries (Colossians 4:3) – Pray for doors to be open to the gospel so that the church can share the powerful message that changes lives.
  5. Pray for a powerful change of hearts and minds (Romans 12:1-2) – Ultimately, any real impact will come from God’s gracious gift going deep into the hearts and minds of people.

These are Cinco prayers I’m praying this Cinco de Mayo. Will you join me?

PS – These would be great prayers for any country.