Dear Heavenly, Father,
This has been a week, Lord. I know that everything is in your hands and I have confidence that you will bring order from chaos, but it seems when it rains it pours. So I come to you again and ask that you heal our land and watch over those I love.
I thank you for providing this country of ours – a land where we can still worship you and give thanks for all your mercies – a land that, even though division abounds, we are united in common goals – a land that allows us to follow our dreams in spite of a deadly disease. Sometimes I think I forget what a blessing America is. I tend to look at all the ugly things that happen in this land. Maybe because they are so far from the things you want from us. Maybe because I know what it’s like to be patriotic – to honor the flag – to respect the law and those who enforce it. Maybe because corruption in all areas of life are brazenly stealing our joy.
I praise you for your consistency. You never change. You’re the same today as you were yesterday and will be tomorrow. Even when we’re drawn to the negative rather than the gifts you’ve given us.
Be with us as a nation. Heal our land and bring us together again. We need your guiding hand to hold us, to direct and to protect us. We need your Word to show us exactly how we should live. We need your forgiveness and your salvation for making such a mess of all the good things you’ve given us.
Protect my family as they endure difficult health issues. Protect my husband and give him the strength to do the work he’s committed to do. Be with all those I love and help them through this time of insecurity and change. You are greatly to be praised. Your mercy endures forever.
In Jesus, holy name, I pray. AMEN!