Today is a National Day of Prayer which is always the first Thursday in May. In these challenging times we need to remember to pray for our nation that we may grow into the goals that our constitution proclaims.
May God have mercy on us and heal our land that liberty, justice and peace for all may ring out throughout the land.
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14,
ruler of all the peoples of the earth,
forgive, we pray, our shortcomings as a nation;
purify our hearts to see and love truth;
give wisdom to our counselors
and steadfastness to our people;
And bring us at last to the fair city of peace,
whose foundations are mercy, justice, and goodwill,
and whose builder and maker you are;
through your son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
(Book of Common Worship 1991)