Dear Father in Heaven,
Although, my citizenship, my home, and my heart is in heaven with You, this morning the nation of my birth and in which I live is on my mind. We seem to be, not a nation of states united, but a group of individuals and special interests divided. This division gives me cause for concern. This division has grown steadily over the last 8 to 10 years and I fear we are at a loss as to how to bring us back together.
Please, help us to learn to listen to each other. Help us to learn from each other. Help us all to look to what is true and good and right. Help us as individuals to look to Your Word for guidance for our individual lives and to help others learn to do the same. Return us to a spirit of love and trust as we search for what is right for all people no matter their nationality or background. Help us remember that You care for the sojourner, the outcast, the downtrodden, the innocent both born and unborn, and yes – the refugee. Help us to recall Your love for us when we were not so different from those we now argue against.
I pray for our leaders; for the local mayors and town councils, for our governors and state legislators, and for our President, congress, and justices. I pray that they will set aside any personal agenda, any personal pride, and hatred or distrust and will work to unite this nation around the common cause of caring for our citizens from the least to the greatest as well as for the hurting of the world, where we can safely have an influence.
I pray for our military men and women and the role that they play in protecting our national interests and promoting freedom throughout the world. I pray of our law enforcement officers, for their safety and that they can be the conservators of peace that they train to be and that they can help keep our communities safe.
Please, help those of our communities that are hurting whether physically, financially, or emotionally. Help them find the comfort and help they need. Help us fight our sense of entitlement and learn to be humble. Help us learn to submit to one another and more importantly to submit to You.
In Jesus’ name,