|Suggested prayers ...|
As we humble ourselves in prayer before You, and as we seek You and turn from our wicked ways, we thank You for Your promise to hear us, to forgive our sins and heal America. We stand on Your promises, Lord. Please show us how to do our part.
In the spirit of sincere humility, we open our hearts to You, Lord of all that is, all that was and all that ever will be. This is Your world, Father. You created it. You own every square inch of it. We are here but for a time.
We gratefully acknowlege that we live in a country founded on faith in You and Your word. We also acknowlege how far we have strayed from You in this country. In sincere humility, we plead for Your mercy, asking You to guide us back to You, our first love.
We ask You to remove our fabrications of who you are, and ask You to reveal Your true self to us. Open the hearts of all Americans to the reality and beauty of Your presence, and draw us to seek You and Your purposes above all else.
Almighty God, we are lost without You. We long to bring You honor in all our ways - in the ways we think, speak, act and react in private and in public. May we resist abuses of Your name, Your will and Your ways. Show us, Father, the ways in which we have fallen short of loving You.
Father, we bow before You, aware of how far we have strayed from You in this nation. Illumine my heart as to any way in which I have contributed to the decline. Forgive our sins, Lord. Forgive my sins, and heal our land.
“At this moment I have in my heart a prayer. As I have assumed my heavy duties, I humbly pray to Almighty God in the words of King Solomon: “Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people that I may discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this Thy so great a people?” I ask only to be a good and faithful servant of my Lord and my people.”
President Harry Truman – April 12, 1945