Lord, we cry out to You in our trouble,
To You alone we cry out.
For You hear us in our distress
And You come to our aid time and again.
With love and discipline, You guide Your church
To the place You have set out for us.
You lead us through a straight and narrow way,
To the place You have ordained our dwelling place.
We pray for our country, we plead for America.
We have lost our way; forgive us, Lord.
Help us repent and turn to You again,
Teach us to love one another with sincere hearts.
We give You praise and sing the song of thanksgiving
For Your steadfast love and Your wondrous works among men.
You alone satisfy our souls; You alone can quench our thirst.
Teach us to eat Your Word to be filled and satisfied.
We ask for those in need among us.
Be near the poor and humble, bring Your consolation.
Be present to those in prison, be their guide and salvation.
Be a consolation to those who mourn in this hour.
We pray against those who plan evil against Your people.
We pray their plans will crumble upon them,
May their schemes never prosper, but be exposed instead,
And in their distress, humble them to come to their Damascus Road.
For we know, Omnipotent, Sovereign Lord,
You have the power to turn all things,
To change the heart of man.
The hardest of hearts is no match for Your Love.
You can mend, forgive, restore and heal.
Yet, we know You can also wound and crush
Those who reject Your merciful grace;
With fear and trembling, we ask You these things Father.
Turn the heart of our leaders to the peace of Your people.
May Your miracles stop the lawlessness we are experiencing.
Tune our hearts to the songs of thanksgiving again.
Let Your light shine in the darkness of our days.
In Jesus’ Name,
Click here for more prayers from our “For America” Prayer Journal.