Most Gracious Heavenly Father,
We boldly come before You this day with humbled hearts knowing full well that You are the One True and Living God of the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. We praise You this day for Your Holy Character, Tri-une Nature, and Absolute Authority. You are the Holy Creator of the universe, Gracious Redeemer of mankind, and the Almighty Governor of History Who reigns on high in Sovereign Majesty presiding over the destiny of nations in accordance with the eternal counsel of Your will and providential hand of guidance.
We confess before You this day that we are vile, wicked, and depraved sinners in the sight of a Holy God and are guilty of idolatrous, deceptive, thieving, adulterous, and murderous conduct at heart. We also dwell among a wicked and perverse generation that has turned its back upon the Fountainhead of Living Waters. We have transgressed Your royal law and agree with You that our rebellion is heinous in Your sight and we deserve to be justly banished from Your presence in the outer darkness of eternal hell fire where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
But thanks be to God…Thank You Lord for Your merciful lovingkindness that abounds toward undeserving sinners like us who deserve Your undiluted wrath and righteous judgment to explode upon us and be poured out in full measure. Thank You oh God for your love and grace that abounds toward us through the Person and finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, our Savior and Master Whose royal blood was shed at the cross of Calvary as payment for the punishment that every one of us deserve. Thank You that Christ rose again the third day and is alive forevermore. Hallelujah!
Thank You that because of Who He is and what He accomplished at Calvary, total forgiveness of sins and the free gift of eternal life is available to everyone by Your marvelous grace. Thank You that this glorious salvation is received by anyone who repents of their sin and places their faith and trust in Jesus Christ by believing in their heart that He died for their sins and rose again in victory over sin, death, and the devil.
Father, we are gathered here this day as citizens of the United States of America. We are dreadfully aware that Your Word tells us that “righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people” (Pr.14:34) and the nation whose God is the LORD will be blessed (Ps.32:12).
Lord, our hearts are torn and in deep distress for our country as it is careening out of control and teetering on the brink of total destruction and chaos. The velocity of the so-called moral revolution is unprecedented in the annals of history and the future survival of any semblance of western Christian civilization is at stake. We are not going to do nothing but moan, groan, gripe, and complain about what is wrong and idly stand by and watch our country descend headlong into the yawning abyss of the jaws of death. At the same time, we understand that in and of ourselves we are powerless to enact any type of positive change in America. Oh God, give us wisdom, vision, and courage to be part of the enduring solution that is only found in Jesus Christ. Use us as catalysts toward a Biblical reformation and spiritual revival for Your glory.
Lord, we desire to see righteousness abound in the gates of our land & for Godly men with courage & backbone to stand for truth, justice, & constitutional government. In order for such a standard to be raised in the public arena in this era of history, Lord, we understand that such an event could only be brought to fruition as a result of a movement of Your Spirit across this country we know as the land of the free & home of the brave.
Lord, we pray that You would be merciful to us and to our country. Everyone one of us are the recipients of tremendous blessing as a result of the courage of our forefathers who pledged to one another their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. We pray that our progeny, our children and our grandchildren, would also be blessed as a result of our actions in our generation.
It is our prayer that future generations would be able to look back at this time in our nation’s history as our finest hour and offer eternal thanks to Almighty God for what You did in and through our lives and therefore glorify Your holy name.
Please bless this National Day of Prayer gathering today even as we humble ourselves now before You recognizing that You see the end from the beginning of history as our Sovereign Creator. May Jesus Christ alone be praised both now and forevermore. For it is in His holy name that we do pray with hearts full of gratitude for Who You are, what You have done, and what You are going to do for Your glory. Amen.