You are the God of faithful promises,1 worthy of praise!2 It is by your hand that America has become great—for all government is established within the sovereignty of your purpose.3 You alone bring blessings to our nation, but we will find darkness where we allow our footsteps to depart from the light of your Word.4 Reveal where our hearts must turn back toward you, for you have said:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.5
May our leaders be blessed as their hearts turn toward your will.
May we hear the echo of your voice within the patriotism of our cries.
May we, in our strength, seek you with the faith of a child, 6
and may your name be glorified by that strength.
Give us the wisdom, as Christians Patriots, to represent the freedom of worship you’ve bestowed upon us with excellence. Give us a heart for our neighbors and our communities; grant us a burden to pray for those in authority7 and the guidance to be ambassadors of your mercy with intentional integrity. May the heart of the American Christian be renewed and become a beacon to those who seek your faithfulness.
1. 2 Peter 1:3-4
2. Psalm 145:3
3. Romans 13:1
4. Psalm 119:105
5. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV84)
6. Luke 18:17
7. 1 Timothy 2:1-3
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