A Call to Prayer
Please be in prayer for our nation and its leaders. The prayers suggested here are from the Book of Common Worship.
For Our Nation
Almighty God, ruler of all the people of the earth,
forgive, we pray, our shortcomings as a nation;
purify our hearts to see and love truth;
give wisdom to our counselors
and steadfastness to our people;
and bring us at last to the fair city of peace,
whose foundations are mercy, justice, and goodwill,
and whose builder and maker you are;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Woodrow Wilson
For Our Country
Almighty God,
Make us always remember your generosity and constantly do your will.
Bless us with honest industry, sound learning, and an honorable way of life.
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance,
and from every evil way.
Make us who come from many nations with many different languages a united people.
Defend our liberties and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there might be justice and peace in our land.
When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful,
and, in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail.
We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For Government Leaders
O Lord, our governor, your glory shines throughout the world.
We commend our nation to your merciful care,
That we may live securely in peace, and may be guided by your providence.
Give all in authority to wisdom and strength to know your will and to do it.
Help them to remember that they are called to serve the people as lovers
of truth and justice.
Help us as good citizens to respect neighbors whose views differ from ours,
So that without partisan anger, we may work our issues that divide us,
through Christ our Lord.