Dear precious heavenly Father,
I acknowledge you today as the one and only true God. I acknowledge your authority over all things; all people; all countries; and over heaven and earth. I praise you for your love, mercy, grace and forgiveness.
Lord, our government has turned a deaf ear on our requests, but you hear the cries of your people. Turn your ear and your heart toward America today. Hear our cries and heal our land.
Lord, thank you that in times such as theses you have given us your word so that we know what to do. Your word calls us to repent; to turn from our wicked ways; and to seek your face in prayer. We look to you God to do what no other person can do—not our pastors and not our government. You alone are our hope. Today, we put our hope in you.
Forgive us, Oh God. We have sinned against you in countless ways. Create in us a clean heart. Bless us with repentance. Set us ablaze for your truth. Give us a hunger for righteousness. Lord, be merciful to us even though we have dethroned you and set up idols in America. Be our God and make us your people. Do not take away freedom of worship or protection from the evil one. Bless us, Oh Lord! Restore us to that shining city on a hill—one nation under God where justice and liberty is for all people. In Christ’s holy Name I pray, amen.