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As we pray for the restoration of our country, we pray that You would make America a light to the world and a blessing to all the nations.
Father in heaven, help us to restore a sense of national dignity. Teach us to be a virtuous people, worthy of respect. Allow the world to see Your truth and grace displayed in our citizenry. Make us ever mindful to treat others as we would want to be treated.
Please give Your perspective on this world and Your wisdom to all those who represent America in official dealings with other nations. Convict, forgive and correct the failures of our leaders to seek Your guidance as they interact with the nations of Your world. Give them humility, insight, discernment, and strength.
We pray that America would take the lead in ending greed and corruption around Your world.
As our citizens travel abroad, Lord, we ask You to quicken us to represent our nation honorably and with humility.
Father, we pray for Your intervention in righting the distorted image of America that is exported through media and entertainment.
We especially ask You to lead us in our attitude and dealings with the nation of Israel. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Lead and convict those who set foreign policy. Give them a full understanding of Your Scriptural mandate to bless Israel.
We would ask, Lord, for favor from other nations who have benefited from the sacrifice of American blood and treasure.
“We ought to cultivate peace, commerce, and friendship with all nations, and this not merely as the best means of promoting our own material interests, but in a spirit of Christian benevolence toward our fellow-men, wherever their lot may be cast.”
President James Buchanan – March 4, 1857